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Associate's Degree in Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice (AS)

The Associate of Science in Criminal Justice degree offers an option for a 2-year degree that encompasses all aspects of the criminal justice system including:

  • Law enforcement
  • Corrections
  • Court systems

Students graduating with an AS in Criminal Justice can find entry-level employment with local and state policing agencies, jails and prisons, local and state court systems, victim’s advocacy offices and counseling and rehabilitation facilities.

Degree Requirements

The curriculum includes 60 total hours and requires a minimum of 21 criminal justice credits (CJ prefix).  All CJ students are encouraged to meet with a CJ faculty advisor annually for course and program advisement. The College of Social & Behavioral Sciences General Education Advisors can answer questions about general education requirements for an associate's degree.

Grade Requirements: A grade of “C” or better in all CJ courses is required in addition to an overall GPA of 2.5 or higher.

Program Requirements: Students obtaining an associate's degree in criminal justice are required to complete 21 credit hours in courses with a CJ prefix.