Criminal Justice Studies, AAS
Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice Studies (380016AAS)
Dr. Nancy Marion
Chair, Criminal Justice Studies
The Criminal Justice Studies Associate of Arts degree provides a core foundation in policing, courts, law, and corrections for students new to the field, as well as for those employed as criminal justice professionals. The program features general education courses and a wide variety of electives allowing students to tailor the degree to a specific career path or interest.
- Police Officer - Additional training is required. See your advisor for more information.
- Court Services Officer - also referred to as bailiffs, court services officers provide police services to the courts. They handle security issues and physical disturbances that take place within the courts.
- Parole Officer - Supervises offenders who have been released from jail or prison. Oversee community service or work responsibilities. Oversee recently-freed inmates.
- Probation Officer - Probation officers supervise offenders who are awaiting trial, or serving a sentence in the community, rather than in jail or prison.
- Private Investigators work in the private sector or in police departments. Additional training and certification may be required.
- Crime Scene Technician
- Crime Intelligence Analyst
- Please visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics for updated information http://www.bls.gov/
Bachelor Degree Options
- Continue your study in the College of Applied Science & Technology to obtain an Emergency Management and Homeland Security Bachelor of Science degree.
- Continue your study in the College of Applied Science & Technology to obtain an Organization Supervision Bachelor degree.
- Transfer to the College of Arts and Sciences to obtain a Political Science/Criminal Justice Bachelor of Science degree.
|General Education Requirements||15|
|Criminal Justice Core||12|
|Criminology and Criminal Justice Electives||24|
General Education Requirements
|Quantitative Reasoning Requirement||3|
|Complete one area:||3|
Arts or Humanities Requirement
Natural Science Requirement
Criminal Justice Core
|3800:100||Introduction to Criminal Justice||3|
|3800:102||Principles of Criminal Law||3|
|3800:103||Introduction to Corrections||3|
|3800:105||Introduction to Police Studies||3|
|3700:100||Government & Politics in the United States||3|
|3850:100||Introduction to Sociology||3|
Criminology and Criminal Justice Electives
|Credits may come from the Departments of Criminal Justice, Political Science, and Sociology||24|
|Seminars and Workshops do not apply to thie requirement||3|