Criminal Justice (AAS-T)

This degree is built upon the technical courses required for job preparation, but also includes a college-level general education component.  This is consistent with the dual purpose of transfer and preparation for direct employment. 

AAS-T degrees are NOT DIRECT TRANSFER degrees.  These are workforce degrees that contain a core of at least twenty (20) transferable general education courses including English composition (5 credits); quantitative reasoning (5 credits); and social science, humanities or science (10 credits).  Many AAS-T degrees will have significantly more than the minimum 20 credits of general education.


Prerequisite requirements must be fulfilled prior to enrollment in most required program courses. Prerequisite requirements are listed together with titles and descriptions of required program courses in the Grays Harbor College General Catalog.

Graduates of the Basic Police Academy, Correctional Officer Academy, and Police Reserve Academy may request in lieu credit.  Credit for advanced training provided by the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission may also be accepted.  Please see the Criminal Justice advisor for additional information. 

Courses (90 Credits Minimum)

Communication Skills (5 Credits)

Course Course Title Credits
ENGL&101 English Composition I 5.0

Quantitative Skills (5 Credits)

Any generally transferable math course with intermediate algebra as a required prerequisite, except MATH& 131 and MATH& 132

Please consult with your advisor on courses available in this area.

Science, Social Science, or Humanities (10 Credits)

Course Course Title Credits
PSYC&100 General Psychology 5.0
SPCH 101 Fundamentals of Speech 5.0

Core Courses (35 Credits)

Course Course Title Credits
CJ& 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice 5.0
CJUS 104 The Line Officer Function: Police & Corrections 5.0
CJUS 201 The Art of Public and Private Investigation 5.0
POL S102 Law and Society 5.0
POL S110 Law and Justice 5.0
SOC 106 Juvenile Justice 5.0
SOC 112 Criminology 5.0

General Courses (13 Credits)

Course Course Title Credits
CIS 102 Introduction to Microsoft Office 3.0
CJUS 151 Drugs and Our Society 5.0
CJUS 258 Criminal Justice Internship 5.0

Select two of the following courses (10 Credits)

Course Course Title Credits
PSYC&200 Lifespan Psychology 5.0
PSYC&220 Abnormal Psychology 5.0
PSYCH250 Social Psychology 5.0
SOC& 101 Introduction to Sociology 5.0

Elective Courses (12 Credits)

Please consult with your advisor on courses available in this area.

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This page is intended to summarize the requirements for degrees and certificates at Grays Harbor College. For complete requirements, please see the Academic Catalog.