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

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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.

Degrees & Certificates Delivery Mode
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Criminal Justice (AAS)
60 credit hours, two years full time
  Central Campus Day
  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)
  Europe
Criminal Justice, Corrections Specialization (AAS)
60 credit hours, two years full time
  Central Campus Day
  Online
  Other US Locations (Camp Pendleton)
Fire Service Administration (AAS)
60 credit hours, two years full time
  Central Campus Day
  Online
Criminal Justice Studies with Specialization (CC)
30 credit hours, one-year full time
  Central Campus Day
  Online
  Other US Locations (Elmendorf AFB, Fort Polk, Fort Richardson, Fort Riley, Fort Rucker, Fort Wainwright)
Fire Protection Technology (CC)
12 credit hours
  Central Campus Day
  Online
  Other US Locations (Fort Polk)


Contact the Department

Office: 254-526-1275

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