Criminal Justice Associate Degree

Our Criminal Justice Associate Degree program will provide the foundational criminal justice concepts that are used every day in law enforcement, including an understanding of the systems, processes, and innovations in criminal justice. Your Criminal Justice Associate Degree courses include​ criminal law, criminology, correctional processes, cybercrime, investigative processes, and more to help you succeed in the criminal justice field. We seek to inspire students to become responsible citizens and public servants. 

What can I do with the Criminal Justice Associate Degree?

This degree prepares you for work as a police officer, state trooper, patrol officer, correctional officer, probation officer, private detective, security officer, fish & game warden, paralegal, forensic toxicologist, crime scene investigator, forensic science technician, computer forensics investigator, fraud investigator, FBI agent, CIA agent, US postal inspector, immigration and customs enforcement agent, homicide detective, DEA agent, and secret service agent.

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Criminal Justice Course Work:

  • First Term (11/12 Credits)
    • First Year Seminar (2)
    • CRJS 110: Intro to Criminal Justice (3)
    • SPCH 111: Public Speaking (3)
    • LENG 111: College Composition (3)
    • Service Learning (1)*

 

  • Second Term (12 Credits)
    • LENG 112: Critical Analysis and Composition (3)
    • PSYC 111: Intro to Psychology (3)
    • LTHE 101: Foundations of Theology (3)
    • CRJS 201: Correctional Process (3)

 

  • Third Term (9 Credits)
    • LPHI 131: Intro to Philosophy (3)
    • CRJS 240: Criminological Theory (3)
    • POLI 111: US Government (3)

 

  • Fourth Term (12 Credits)
    • ENGL 212: Business/Professional Communication (3)
    • CRJS 241: Cyber Crime and Society (3)
    • CRJS 310: Investigative Concepts (3)
    • PSYC 211: Psychological Statistics (3)

 

  • Fifth Term  (12 Credits)
    • CRJS 320: Criminal Law & Procedure (3)
    • CRJS Internship (3)
    • LHST 111: History Without Borders (3)
    • SOCI 110: Basic Sociology (3)

 

  • Sixth Term (9 Credits)
    • CRJS 202: Police Function (3)
    • CRJS Internship (3)
    • CRJS 350: Criminal Justice Ethics (3)

*Optional