Criminal Justice BAS at Potomac State College

Criminal Justice 4-Year Degree

Applied Science Degree/ B.A.S.

The Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) degree provides students who have completed an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree program with an opportunity to continue their education to the baccalaureate level, acquiring additional skills and furthering their professional advancement. With this degree, students can then enter the professional world of Criminal Justice or continue their education at the graduate level in, law, business administration, criminal justice, counseling, or social work.

An Applied Science degree focuses on a CJ-intensive curriculum. The emphasis is on CJ courses, with limited requirements in liberal arts, science and math courses.

The Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) degree provides students who have completed an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree program with an opportunity to continue their education to the baccalaureate level, acquiring additional skills and furthering their professional advancement.

This state-wide degree program requires 39 credit-hours of upper division course work of which, 27 credit-hours must be completed in the Criminal Justice area of emphasis.

Articulation Agreements:

Graduates of the following degree programs will be admitted to the B.A.S. Criminal Justice degree without loss of credit.

Allegany College of Maryland: A.A.S. in Criminal Justice

Blue Ridge Community and Technical College: A.A.S. in Criminal Justice

Additionally, course credit may be awarded for academy training and a Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) may permit course credit for ongoing professional training and experience.

Requirements for Graduation:

In order to earn a Bachelor of Applied Science Degree with an emphasis in Criminal Justice, a student must complete a minimum of 60 credit-hours of course work in addition to having completed an A.A.S. degree with a minimum of 60 credit-hours.

AAS Degree hours

60

General Education: 44 hours total (28 included in AAS, plus additional hours)

15

Area of Emphasis: Criminal Justice (all upper division hours)

27

Electives: 18 hours (at least 12 must be upper division)

18

Total Hours Required

120

 

Degree Program:

Criminal Justice

Degree Designation:

Bachelor of Applied Science

Nick Goff 

Heidi Samuels