Explore Academic Programs - Criminal Justice


This program is designed to prepare students for stable, rewarding careers in law enforcement, corrections, investigative services or other protective service fields at the local, state or federal level. Those who enjoy serving the community through protection, investigating criminal offenses and capturing and monitoring those who commit crimes are constantly needed to fill positions in these professions.


Careers, Potential Earnings & Market Growth Rates

Police officer

Potential Earnings: $27 hourly, $56,801 annually

Market Growth Rate: 5 - 8 %


Corrections officer

Potential Earnings: $19.12 hourly, $39,781 annually

Market Growth Rate: 2 - 4 %

Probation or parole officer

Potential Earnings: $23.59 hourly, $49,060 annually

Market Growth Rate: 2 - 4 %


Correctional treatment specialist

Potential Earnings: $23.59 hourly, $49,060 annually  

Market Growth Rate: 2 - 4 %

 
* Further study (bachelor's degree) required | ** Study beyond bachelor's degree required

Degrees and Certificates

Students may choose from two Associate of Applied Science degree programs including one focused on corrections. In addition, students may choose a one-year Certificate of Completion program.

Delivery Mode

Associate of Applied Science 

Criminal Justice

60 credit hours, two years full time

Central Campus Day 

Central Campus Evening & Weekend

Online

Other US Locations (Bolling AFB, Camp Pendleton, Elmendorf AFB, Fort Lee, Fort Leonard Wood, Fort Polk, Fort Richardson, Fort Riley, Fort Rucker, Fort Wainwright)

Pacific Far East

Europe

Associate of Applied Science

Criminal Justice, Corrections Specialization

60 credit hours, two years full time

Central Campus Day 

Central Campus Evening & Weekend

Online

Other US Locations (Camp Pendleton)

Pacific Far East

Certificate of Completion

Criminal Justice Studies Specialization,

30 credit hours, one year full time

Central Campus Day 

Central Campus Evening & Weekend

Online

Other US Locations (Elmendorf AFB, Fort Polk, Fort Richardson, Fort Riley, Fort Rucker, Fort Wainwright)

Pacific Far East

Certificate of Completion

Criminal Justice Studies with, Criminal Justice Corrections Specialization

30 credit hours, one year full time

Central Campus Day 

Central Campus Evening & Weekend

Online

Other US Locations (Fort Polk)

Pacific Far East