Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice Studies Degree/A.A.S.

The Associate of Applied Science In Criminal Justice Studies Degree provides students—both traditional and non-traditional—with the opportunity to complete a marketable two-year degree in criminal justice. The program is designed to train men and women in law enforcement, probation and parole, and corrections. This program is also designed for those people currently working in the criminal justice system—police officers; corrections officers; juvenile, probation, and parole officers; and plant, public, and private security officers.

Graduates of this program may apply for admission to the Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) in Criminal Justice.

Career Opportunities: Students with this degree can secure entry-level positions in municipal, county, state, and some federal law enforcement agencies; private investigations; and private security.

Requirements for Graduation

In order to earn an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Criminal Justice Studies with an emphasis in Law Enforcement, a student needs to complete a minimum of 62 credit-hours of required and elective course work.

Click here to view the recommended Two-Year Sequence Advisement Sheet  pdf