The A.A. in Criminal Justice transfers to a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Sciences (BA or BS) degree program at ENMU. The Criminal Justice Associate of Arts Degree program prepares graduates to begin careers in law enforcement, corrections, probation, and/or juvenile corrections.  This curriculum can serve as a terminal occupational degree program for students seeking immediate employment in the private sector or in government agencies at the local, state, or national level. The balanced liberal arts emphasis of this degree, which includes the study of law, criminal justice, social sciences, humanities, behavioral sciences, natural sciences, and general education courses, can apply toward a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice or other majors at several of New Mexico’s four-year state universities. Students who plan to transfer to an upper-level institution should consult catalogs and advisors at those institutions to determine transferability of all courses taken at ENMU-Roswell. 

Students who have successfully completed: 1) a New Mexico Department of Public Safety basic or NMDPS-approved satellite police certification training academy or 2) the United States Border Patrol Basic Training Program (USBP), the Federal Air Marshal Basic Training Program (FAMTP), or the Land Management Basic Police Training Program (LMPT) will receive credit for CJ 102, CJ 202, CJ 215, CJ 289, and HPE 141 upon provision of an official transcript. Students who have successfully completed the New Mexico Department of Corrections correctional officer basic training academy will receive credit for CJ 102 and CJ 203 upon provision of an official transcript.