Catalog 2021-22 
    
    Dec 02, 2021  
Catalog 2021-22

Criminal Justice AAS


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Two-Year Associate of Applied Science Degree

This degree is offered to students interested in criminal justice and related careers. Students will gain exposure to a broad curriculum of criminal justice studies which stress both practical knowledge and theory.

Students will be academically qualified for positions requiring a two-year degree in fields such as law enforcement, corrections, and related fields. This degree may also prepare students for transfer to a four-year college or university for further study in criminal justice or a related field.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Explain the criminal justice system in terms of how various elements interact to accomplish the mission of the criminal justice system.
  • Interpret case law and statutes pertaining to specific criminal justice roles.
  • Describe the constitutional rights of citizens, offenders, and victims as they apply to state, federal, and procedural laws.
  • Identify legal and moral responsibilities of criminal justice professionals as they relate to cultural diversity and establishing positive community relationships.
  • Describe the dynamics of interviews and interrogations to as they relate to conducting effective investigations.
  • Recognize behaviors that indicate substance abuse and/or mental health issues during encounters with individuals.

Program Requirements


Number of credit hours necessary for completion: 91

Required Courses


Computation


Students must select one course in this general education requirement. 

Arts and Letters


A minimum of three Arts and Letters credits are required from these options.

Social Sciences


A minimum of three Social Sciences credits are required from these options.

Science / Math / Computer Science


A minimum of eight Science/Math/Computer Science credits are required from these options.

Health and Wellness


Student must select one course in this requirement.

Arts and Letters course options


Social Sciences Additional Course Options


Science / Math / Computer Science Additional Course Options


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