Social & Behavioral Sciences

social and behavioral scienceOverview

The Social and Behavioral Science Division at Carl Albert State College is dedicated to helping students pursue, explore, and discover their passions for Criminal Justice and the Social and Behavioral Sciences.  Our courses make up a significant portion of the general education requirements, including American History, Government, Psychology, and Sociology.

We offer four Associate of Arts degrees: Pre-Law Criminal Justice, Social Science, Sociology-Psychology, and General Studies.

We also advise students who wish to pursue a pre-secondary education majors wishing to teach in the social sciences. Students wishing to pursue careers in secondary education should major in the field of study in which they plan to teach.  Upon transferring to a four-year school, students can then major in secondary education for that field.

Carl Albert provides students with the opportunity to enroll in the Collegiate Officer Program as part of the program of instruction established by the Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training (CLEET).

Faculty offices are located in the George Ollie, Jr. Center for Academic Excellence.

If you need advisement or are interested in any of our programs or organizations, come by and visit with our friendly faculty.


Associate of Arts in…
Pre-Law Criminal Justice [030]
Social Science [036]
Sociology-Psychology [037]
General Studies [039]

For a full list of Degree Plans “Click Here!


Division Chair & Poteau Campus Faculty

Kristi McConnell, MS
Division Chair
Ollie Center for Academic Excellence – OC1104

Chet Cornell, Instructor of History and Political Science
Ollie Center for Academic Excellence – OC 1111

David Holt, Instructor
Mick Thompson Fitness Center – TF617

Sallisaw Campus Faculty

Tony Lewis, Police Office & Instructor for Social Sciences
918.775.6977, ext 2251 

Carl Albert… Criminal Justice & COP’s Program

Program Information

 The Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training (CLEET) provides and an alternative program to peace officer training certification. Carl Albert provides student with the opportunity to enroll in the Collegiate Officer Program as part of the program of instruction established by the Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training. All CASC courses meet CLEET mandated Basic Law Enforcement Academy course student learning outcomes.

Required Courses:
CJ 1113 Introduction to Criminal Justice
CJ 1123 Criminal Law for Law Enforcement
CJ 2023 Criminal Procedure
CJ 2123 Criminal Justice Community Relations
*CJ 2133 Patrol Operations
*CJ 2224 Criminal Investigation
*CJ 2253 Police Traffic Studies

*For students entering the Collegiate Officer Program (COP), these courses have the following prerequisites: CJ 1123 & CJ 2023.
Students entering Collegiate Officer Program (COP) must complete HPER 2213 for the HPER requirement.
For students entering the Collegiate Officer program (COP), additional program stipulations require completion of CJ 2140 Selected Topics.
Various selected topics highlight skills required to obtain CLEET (Council on Law Enforcement Education & Training) license as a Police Officer, such as firearms and custody control.

After successful completion of the sixty-two hour program of study, students are awarded the of an Associate in Arts Degree in Pre-Law Criminal Justice, the students are eligible for standing for the CLEET Certification Exam. With a minimum passing score of 80 the student is considered to be a provisional certified Peace Officer in the State of Oklahoma with two years to successfully obtain commissioned employment as a peace officer from the date of successfully passing the certification exam.

**Please consult your advisor for the proper program procedures and order of courses.

For more information please visit the Council of Law Enforcement Collegiate Officer Program website.

After Carl Albert…

Transfer Opportunities

After leaving Carl Albert State College with a degree in Pre-Law Criminal Justice, Social Science, Sociology-Psychology, or General Studies.  CASC has established partnerships, transfer agreements, 2+2 agreements with several four-year schools. For more information, please checkout our transfer page located under Degrees Offered or “click here” for a full listing of transfer opportunities.

CASC actively participates in the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education Course Equivalency Project, meaning that the courses you take at CASC will transfer to other schools within the state. Please visit the OSHRE’s  website for more information and list of courses on the transfer matrix.

Oklahoma Course Transfer Matrix