Programs to meet society’s criminal justice needs have grown within the past decade. Simultaneously, the demand for professionals to work in corrections, probation, crime prevention, and court work has skyrocketed.
The Criminal Justice Program has been designed to provide a broad education with emphasis in criminal law, the dynamics of crime and society, government, the social sciences and liberal arts/humanities. The program is structured so that students may opt to take a reduced academic course load, to transfer into the Law Enforcement Associate in Applied Science degree program, or to transfer to a four-year college/university.
Criminal Justice courses comprise approximately 34 percent of the curriculum’s required courses, whereas the remaining 66 percent of coursework is taken in the liberal arts/humanities and the social sciences. The concentration is in the liberal arts/humanities and social sciences, and affords students tremendous flexibility in terms of future career choices or further study.
Graduates of this program will be prepared to enter such fields as law enforcement, corrections, the courts, emergency services, juvenile justice/child advocacy, victim advocacy or other human services professions; or they may transfer and pursue a four-year degree.
Four Years of English
Two Years of Math
Two Years of Natural Science
Two Years of Social Science
Students entering this program must be physically able to fulfill all requirements. Students are encouraged to consult an adviser in the department regarding scheduling.