BA - Criminal Justice

Transfer Agreement between College of Southern Nevada Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice and Nevada State College School of Liberal Arts and Sciences Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice

2014-2015

Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice

The following tables identify the year-by-year course of study for students beginning their education at CSN (left column) or at NSC (right Column). Students earning their AA, AB, or AS at CSN are granted junior status at Nevada State College and have met the lower-division general education requirements of Nevada State College. The sequence of courses is recommended for the Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice and gives students a blueprint for successful completion of their baccalaureate degree in four years. If followed, students will enter their third year as a full junior at NSC with lower-division general education requirements satisfied. A full listing of the NSC lower-division general education credits is found on the NSC website under the Transfer Center.

Year 1 - Freshman Recommended Courses 

College of Southern Nevada
Recommended Fall Semester Courses
Course  Requirement: GE or Major at NSC 
 ENG 100 or 101 or 113   GE (English) 
 Literature (ENG 231, 232, or 292 suggested)   GE (Cultural Diversity) 
 Fine Arts   GE (Fine Arts)
 MATH 120, 124, or higher  GE (Mathematics)
 CRJ 104  Major
Recommended Spring Semester Courses
Course Requirement: GE or Major at NSC
 ENG 102 or 114  GE (English)
 COM 101  GE (Humanities)
 PHIL 102  General Elective
 Science w/ lab (4 cr)  GE (Natural Science)
 CRJ 270  Major

Year 2 - Sophomore Recommended Courses 

College of Southern Nevada
Recommended Fall Semester Courses
Course  Requirement: GE or Major at NSC 
 CRJ 120  General Elective 
 U.S. and N.V. Constitution   GE (U.S. and N.V. Constitution) 
 Science  GE (Natural Sciences) 
 CRJ 130*  Major
 CRJ 106, 155, 164, 211, 215, 235, or 286  General Elective
Recommended Spring Semester Courses
Course Requirement: GE or Major at NSC
 CRJ 220*  Major
 CRJ 106, 155, 164, 211, 215, 235, or 286  General Elective
 CRJ 106, 155, 164, 211, 215, 235, or 286  General Elective
 CRJ 106, 155, 164, 211, 215, 235, or 286  General Elective
 Humanities  GE (Humanities)

Year 3 - Junior Recommended Courses 

Nevada State College
Recommended Fall Semester Courses
Course  Requirement: GE or Major 
 CRJ 200   Major 
 PSY 210 or CRJ 302  Major  
 CRJ 301   Major 
 General Elective**  GE
 General Elective**  GE
Recommended Spring Semester Courses
Course Requirement: GE or Major
 CRJ 411  Major
 CRJ 450  Major
 General Elective**  GE
 General Elective**  GE
 General Elective**  GE

Year 4 - Senior Recommended Courses 

Nevada State College
Recommended Fall Semester Courses
Course  Requirement: GE or Major  
 CRJ Elective: CRJ 299, 321, 326, 409, 419, 429, 438, 444, 463, 480, or 491   Major 
 CRJ Elective: CRJ 299, 321, 326, 409, 419, 429, 438, 444, 463, 480, or 491   Major 
 CRJ Elective: CRJ 299, 321, 326, 409, 419, 429, 438, 444, 463, 480, or 491  Major 
 General Elective**  GE
 General Elective**  GE
Recommended Spring Semester Courses
Course Requirement: GE or Major
 CRJ Elective: CRJ 299, 321, 326, 409, 419, 429, 438, 444, 463, 480, or 491  Major
 CRJ Elective: CRJ 299, 321, 326, 409, 419, 429, 438, 444, 463, 480, or 491  Major
 CRJ Elective: CRJ 299, 321, 326, 409, 419, 429, 438, 444, 463, 480, or 491  Major
 General Elective**  GE
 General Elective**  GE

NSC Major Program Requirements

Prefix  Number  Title of Course  Credits 
 CRJ    104   Introduction to Administration of Justice  3 
 CRJ    200  Social Justice  3
 CRJ  270  Introduction to Criminology  3 
 CRJ    222  Criminal Law and Procedure  3 
 CRJ    301   Research Methods in Criminal Justice  3 
 PSY  210  Introduction to Statistical Methods  3
 CRJ  411  Comparative Criminal Justice Systems  3
 CRJ  450  Seminar in Criminal Justice  3
 XXX  XXX  CRJ Electives (CRJ 299, 321, 326, 409, 419, 429, 438, 444, 463, 480, or 491)  18
 -  -  Total Major Requirements  42

*CRJ 130 and 220 taken at CSN will together be treated as the equivalent of CRJ 222 at NSC.

**At least 21 general elective credits must be upper-division.

Degree Total Credits = 120

Degree Credits from CSN Associate's Degree = 62

Degree Credits from NSC = 60

Total Credits CSN and NSC = 122 (4 year credit requirement requires 60 credits at the 4 year school and CSN's CJ associates credit total is 62)

Article I Agreement on Principle

Nevada State College (NSC) and College of Southern Nevada (CSN) agree that students, who choose to transfer from a community college to NSC to earn a bachelor’s degree, should be provided with a smooth curriculum transition that minimizes loss of credit and duplication of coursework. Therefore, NSC and CSN agree to enter into this curriculum transfer agreement for students who complete the Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice at CSN and transfer to NSC to complete the Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice. Both institutions enter into this agreement as cooperating, equal partners who shall maintain the integrity of their separate programs.

Article II Agreement on Definitions

A transfer agreement is an officially approved agreement that matches coursework between a 4-year college and a community college. They are designed to help students make a smooth transition when transferring from a Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) community college to NSC. The transfer agreement is often referred to as a “major-to-major” or a “two-plus-two” agreement and the three terms are synonymous.

Article III Agreement on Program Specifics

The Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents’ policy stipulates, “The primary basis for admission to upper-division study with full junior status of transfer students from an NSHE community college to any other NSHE institution shall be the associate of arts, associate of science, and the associate of business degrees.” (Handbook Title 4, Chapter 14, Section 13.1) NSC and CSN agree that any student who has successfully completed the minimum requirements outlined in the attached Course of Study may transfer the course credits indicated toward a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice at NSC. Students who follow this articulated program agreement must apply and be admitted to NSC. CSN students will receive equal consideration with other students seeking admission and financial aid. The bachelor’s degree graduation requirements for students who follow this articulated program agreement are listed on the NSC website under the Transfer Center.

Article IV Agreement on Communication

 NSC and CSN agree to cooperate in communicating with each other and with their common and respective publics concerning the established relationship between the two institutions. Communication may include the development of various kinds of publications to inform those who might benefit personally or professionally from the opportunities provided by this agreement. Faculty and staff at both institutions will share the information in this agreement with interested and qualified students and both institutions will provide counseling and advising to students and prospective students.

Article V Maintenance and Review Procedures

Responsibility for oversight of this agreement rests with NSC's Transfer Coordinator Erin Hall.

NSC and CSN agree to communicate annually any changes in their respective programs that may affect this transfer agreement. This agreement is effective for the 2014-15 NSC catalog.

Article VI Information for Students

Students who began CSN's program prior to the effective date of the agreement may use the agreement to the extent that the program requirements followed are consistent with this agreement. A copy of this agreement should be brought to all advising sessions. This transfer agreement is designed to minimize loss of credits and duplication of coursework in transferring.

  1. Students should complete the Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice at CSN and the coordinated program of study for the Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice at NSC as indicated in this transfer guide. Any course substitutions should be made with the guidance of an advisor or counselor to assure that all requirements are met.
  2. The completion of the associate of arts, associate of science, and associate of business degree at a community college automatically fulfills the lower-division general education requirements at any other NSHE institution.
  3. Only courses with a grade of D or higher will be accepted for transfer to NSC as core curriculum or general elective courses. A course completed with a grade of less than 1.7, if counted toward graduation at the community college, may be used to satisfy NSC graduation requirements. Students must earn a C- or higher in all major courses to receive transfer credit. If a CSN course has more credits than the NSC equivalent course, the additional credits will be included in the program total as general transfer credit.
  4. NSC requires that a minimum of 60 credits must be completed at the four-year institution. A minimum of 32 upper division credit hours must be completed in residence.
  5. Students may elect to graduate under the course catalog graduation requirements under any of the following options, provided that the course catalog at the time of graduation is not more than ten years old:
    1. The course catalog of the year of enrollment in a baccalaureate level course/program at a NSHE community college (valid transfer agreement may be required.)
    2. The course catalog of the year of transfer into a baccalaureate level program at the universities, state college, or community colleges that offer select baccalaureate degrees.
    3. The course catalog of the year of graduation from a NSHE institution. Changing majors may change the course catalog and graduation requirements, which may increase the time to degree completion. The student will follow the requirements of the transfer agreement for the new major, effective at the time of the change of major.
  6. Students should meet with the NSC Transfer Coordinator early, before completing an admission application to NSC. A copy of the transfer guide should be included in the application to NSC and brought to all advising sessions.
  7. For further information on the rights afforded to Nevada System of Higher Education AA, AB, or AS graduates, refer to the Transfer Rights and Responsibilities document.

Contacts

Nevada State College
1125 Nevada State Drive, Henderson, NV 89002
Erin Hall, Transfer Coordinator erin.hall@nsc.edu 702-992-2118
Transfer Agreements are located at http://www.nsc.edu/3760.asp

The Chief Academic Officers at NSC and the respective community college have agreed upon and approve this transfer agreement.