Criminal Justice

This degree prepares you for entry-level employment in law enforcement and related occupations.

This is a G3 program.  Students may qualify for free tuition, fees, and books.  

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Program Dean

Business, Mathematics and Technologies Division

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Program

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Credit Hours

61

Program Information

Occupational Objectives: Career development for individuals seeking positions such as commercial and industrial security officer; local, state, or federal law enforcement officer; police officer; private or government investigator; or corrections officer. Students should note that the following qualifications are prerequisites for employment with many law enforcement agencies: (1) excellent physical condition, free from any physical or mental conditions which might adversely affect acceptance or performance as a law enforcement officer; (2) normal hearing, color vision, and eye function; (3) weight in proportion to height; (4) excellent moral character: no convictions of any crime involving moral turpitude or any felony, and no excessive number of traffic citations. A background investigation is usually conducted by the employing agency prior to employment.

Graduation Requirements

Students in all degree programs are required to take at least one Civic Engagement (CE) course to graduate.

Potential Careers

Police Patrol Officer