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2017-2018 Van Loan Catalog 
2017-2018 Van Loan Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Associate in Science in Criminal Justice

The Associate in Science in Criminal Justice is a 22-course 66-credit degree. The program focuses on issues relevant to those interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement, the justice systems, corrections, and/or social services. Criminal Justice is a multi-disciplinary academic program that educates students to be critical thinkers while imparting a comprehensive understanding of the operation and impact of the criminal justice field. The Criminal Justice degree embraces the broad scope of the criminal justice discipline.

Program of Study

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will:

  • Demonstrate the ability to think critically about crime and criminal justice
  • Describe knowledge and skills that are necessary for careers in criminal justice
  • Communicate the importance of ethics in criminal justice
  • Converse and write at an acceptable level for communications in academic and professional settings

Required Curriculum

Criminal Justice Electives - 3 cr.
Aesthetic Awareness & Creative Expression Course - 3 cr.
Values & Ethical Reasoning Course - 3 cr.
Global Issues Course - 3 cr.
Individual & Society Course - 3 cr.
Literary Perspectives Course - 3 cr.
Quantitative Reasoning Course - 3 cr.
Science & Technogy Course - 3 cr.
World Cultures Course - 3 cr.
Open Electives - 12 cr.

Total Degree Requirements - 66 credits