Degrees

Associate in Science Criminal Justice

By earning an associate degree in criminal Justice you prepare yourself for an exciting career earning more money than those who work in similar jobs without a degree.  On a local level some of our graduates go on to serve as law enforcement officers.  You could be hired as a police, probation or corrections officer at a local or county jail, or as a local criminal investigator. 

Other graduates work as rape prevention counselors or victim advocates.  On the state level our graduates have gone on to work as state highway patrol or as correction officers at the state prison.   Some work in the court system as bailiffs.  Many of our graduates choose to work in the private sector as well.   Firms hire graduates for private security and loss prevention.  Graduates go on for an advanced degree in a criminal justice or a variety of other fields.  Regardless of what you choose as your occupation, you will you will have better opportunities and be able to go further if you have completed an associate degree in criminal justice.

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Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

A bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice prepares you for an exciting career earning more money than those with similar jobs but without a degree.  On a local level our graduates go on to serve as law enforcement officers.  You could be hired as a police, probation or corrections officer in a local or county jail, or as a criminal investigator.  Other graduates work as rape prevention counselors or victim advocates.  On the state level our graduates work as fish and wildlife officers, state highway patrol or corrections officers at the state prison, or at state crime lab.  Some work in the courts as clerks or bailiffs. 

On the federal level graduates work as an FBI, DEA, CIA or border patrol agent or for the US Marshall’s Service as well.  Many of our graduates choose to work in the private sector.  Banks hire our majors to do financial crime reporting and investigations.  Firms hire graduates for private security and loss prevention.  Insurance companies hire graduates as fraud investigators and claim adjusters.  You could also use your degree to launch yourself into graduate studies.  Some of our majors go on to law school and later become lawyers, judges and politicians.  Other graduates go on for advance degrees in Criminal Justice or a variety of other fields.  Regardless of what you choose as your occupation, you will earn more money and be able to go further if you have completed a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice.  It is estimated that our graduates with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice earn somewhere between $40,000 and $80,000 a year.

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Online Learning

The Criminal Justice Department is proud to offer Online courses for those who need a more flexible schedule. The following courses are available online:

General Education Online Courses

  • ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing
  • ENGL 2020 Intermediate Writing: Science/Technology
  • MATH 1040 Introduction to Statistics
  • HIST 1700 American Civilization
  • POLS 1000 American Heritage
  • POLS 1100 American National Government
  • PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values
  • HLTH 1100 Personal Health & Wellness

Criminal Justice Online Courses

  • CJ 1010 Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • CJ 1300 Introduction to Corrections Process
  • CJ 1330 Criminal Law
  • CJ 1340 Criminal Investigations
  • CJ 1350 Introduction to Forensic Science
  • CJ 2330 Juvenile Justice
  • CJ 2350 Laws of Evidence
  • CJ 3020 Criminal Justice Management
  • CJ 3040 Community Policing
  • CJ 3270 Criminology
  • CJ 3300 Victimology
  • CJ 4250 CJ Career Strategies
  • CJ 470G Comparative CJ Systems
  • CJ 481R Internship
  • CJ 4880 Qualitative Research Methods
  • CJ 4990 CJ Capstone Seminar

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