Dec 03, 2022  
2020-2021 General Catalog 

Criminal Justice (A.A.S.)

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Program Summary

The Criminal Justice program provides students with extensive knowledge of the U.S. Criminal Justice System, comprised of law enforcement, courts, and corrections. Students will develop the capacity to apply law, social sciences, and sound practices as criminal justice professionals in the public and private sectors. The program also provides students a foundation upon which to pursue advanced education in the criminal justice field.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Students will recognize the basic legal, constitutional, ethical, and moral challenges confronting criminal justice personnel.
  • Students will identify the functions, operations, and challenges of the U.S. Criminal Justice System, including law enforcement, courts, and corrections.

General Education Requirement (30-35 Credits)

See General Education  for course options.

  • Core Course Requirements (12-15 Credits)
  • Knowledge Area Requirements (16-20 Credits)

Please note: All students must complete a minimum of 30 credits between the Core and Knowledge Area requirements.

Criminal Justice Curriculum Summary (27 Credits)

Criminal Justice Elective (3 Credits)

Select one of the following:

Select One of the Following Tracks (9 Credits)

Select one discipline track and complete all 9 credits:

Free Electives (0-12 Credits)

Total elective credit is determined by General Education courses taken, degree type selected, additional credits earned, and any additional math or other prerequisite courses needed. Please consult your Student Success Advisor for details.

Total Credits, A.A.S. Degree: 63-64

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