College Degrees

Associate of Science in Criminal Justice

OverviewThe fast-paced expansion of all areas of the criminal justice system is creating a demand for skilled workers as never before in local, state and federal systems. Today's criminal justice system workforce must be knowledgeable and skilled in every component of the system to address the public's demand for protection and services. The Associate of Science in Criminal Justice (ASCJ)program is designed to prepare students to enter the criminal justice profession in a variety of first-tier positions. Students will be exposed to the foundational areas of the discipline: investigation and law enforcement, law and courts, and corrections and parole. The program also addresses juvenile delinquency and the juvenile justice system. The ASCJ satisfies the requirements for the first two years of the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. A degree in criminal justice is also one of the best foundations available for law school. ASCJ Degree Program ObjectivesStudents who successfully complete the ASCJ degree program should be able to:

  • Demonstrate appropriate knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for entry-level positions in the profession.
  • Demonstrate foundational knowledge of criminal investigationand law enforcement.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of criminal lawand the legal process.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of corrections, its alternatives, andparole.

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