The Associate of Science in Criminal Justice degree program prepares entry-level professionals from diverse backgrounds in the theoretical foundations, knowledge, skills, and practices of criminal justice operations. This program of study enables students to develop rational decisions and informed responses to the daily challenges one faces in law enforcement, corrections, and court operations. Additionally, this study provides students with a working comprehension of constitutional and criminal law in contrast to judicial process.

Students completing this program are prepared for entry-level positions in local, state, and federal criminal justice programs, including law enforcement, corrections, probation and parole, court operations, and related fields in security. This program promotes a commitment to continued scholarship and service among graduates as future members of the criminal justice profession in a manner that remains conducive to enhancing professionalism in a diverse community.