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2019-2020 Catalog 
2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Criminal Justice, AAS

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117-118 Credits

This degree program is a broad discipline, encompassing the scientific study of crime, criminals, the criminal justice system, treatment of offenders, and theories of crime causation. It is interdisciplinary in nature, drawing from such fields as psychology, political science, sociology, economics, biology and law. Students are encouraged to participate in the criminal justice club. Students should contact a criminal justice advisor in order to create a customized program of study.

Many criminal justice students continue their academic careers; some others seek employment with a variety of criminal justice agencies; other students are returning law enforcement officers updating their skills and education.

This degree helps prepare students to transfer to a university to continue their education in Criminal Justice. Those interested in transferring to a university should consider this degree as it also satisfies the requirement of the Associate in Arts Degree, AA-DTA .

Contact: Mary Jane Swenson, ext. 4387 -

Program Website: Criminal Justice |

Related Instruction Requirements (20 credits):

Satisfies related instruction requirements.

Written Communication

Oral Communication


Natural Science (15 credits)

Select any three courses from at least two separate areas of Natural Science Distribution  courses. Ten credits must be from List A, including a minimum of 5 credits from lab sciences. The additional 5 credits can be from List A or List B. courses designated with Ⓛ symbol, must be included.



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