Feb 22, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Criminal Justice

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The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Criminal Justice is a two-year degree program designed to lead directly to employment, or career advancement, in the field of criminal justice. Typical careers include law enforcement, probation officer, corrections officer or even social work.

The AAS degree is stackable with the Associate of Science (AS) degree in criminal justice. However, any student who plans to transfer to a four-year institution, or plans to eventually pursue a bachelor’s degree, should follow the Associate of Science (AS) path in criminal justice.


Program Learning Outcomes

  • An understanding of how the criminal justice system and its agencies operate together as a system.

  • An understanding of how this system is designed to bring about social justice.

  • An understanding of the various theoretical frameworks that explain the definition, causes and consequences of crime.

  • An understanding of proper standards of conduct regarding investigation, collection of evidence and procedural processes.

Third Semester: 14-17 Credits

Fourth Semester: 14 Credits

General Education Electives

ANTH 2023  Cultural Anthropology

DA 2103  Professional Communications

ECON 2313  Principles of Macroeconomics

HIST 2003  US History I

HIST 2013  US History II

HIST 1113  World Civilization I

HIST 1123  World Civilization II

FL 1303  Beginning Spanish I

FL 1313   Beginning Spanish II

MAT 2133  Intro to Statistics

EMS 1105  Emergency Medical Technology

EMS 1102  Emergency Medical Technology Practicum


(choose no more than one course from the following)

CHEM 1214 Fundamentals of Chemistry  
CHEM 1415 College Chemistry I  
GEOL 1014 Physical Geology  
PHSC 1004 Fundamentals of Physical Science  
PHYS 2144 University Physics I  
PHSC 1044 Introduction to Astronomy  

Grand Total: 61-62 Credits

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