Criminal Justice

Interested in a career in Corrections or Law Enforcement? Our Associate of Science Degree in Criminal Justice provides students with a basic foundation of the American criminal justice and corrections systems.

The program is designed primarily as a transfer program for students who plan to continue their studies at a four-year university. However, students are also prepared to enter the workforce immediately after graduation in certain phases of law enforcement or corrections.

Take a look at the Degree Plan:

Students completing the Associate of Science Degree in Criminal Justice will:

  • Apply critical thinking abilities to modern criminal justice processes and policies
  • Articulate the role, function and mission of police in the criminal justice system
  • Blend ethical concepts into modern criminal justice practices
  • Exhibit an understanding of the impact of policing, courts and corrections on the individual, society and the community

Here's a few program highlights:

  • Officers can receive up to 15 credit hours of prior learning for completion of a Peace Officer Standards and Training Academy (POST).
  • Prior credit may also be awarded for military credit. 

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