The associate of science degree in Criminal Justice provides a solid foundation in general education and criminal justice that prepares students for entry-level employment in a variety of criminal justice fields or for continued education toward a baccalaureate degree. Learning opportunities develop academic, occupational, and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. Graduates may pursue additional education opportunities at senior institutions or pursue entry level positions in fields related to law enforcement, security (private or public), loss prevention, court administration, social services, or in a variety of fields that require a dedication to duty and a commitment to public safety. Upon graduation from the A.S. in Criminal Justice program, students must seek external certification from the Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Council to be employable as police officers.
View the A.S. Criminal Justice Program Fact Sheet for additional information.
Entry-level positions in corrections, security, loss prevention, court administration, social services, investigative, and law enforcement fields