Program Overview

Allen County Community College offers an Associate of Arts degree in Criminal Justice Studies for students who are interested in careers in law, law enforcement, corrections, and the criminal justice system, and who are interested in developing the fundamental skill set needed for career advancement and future advanced study in criminal justice. Students will learn about the aspects of the criminal justice system, criminology, sociology, and criminal investigation and constitutional rights of Americans.

Students will study the fundamental issues and aspects of criminal justice through this curriculum. Those classes include introduction to criminal justice, English composition, introduction to computers, college algebra, general psychology, introduction to law enforcement, introduction to sociology, public speaking, and criminal law, among others.

Through completion of the program, students will have demonstrated the necessary intelligence and education to qualify for future development in a career in criminal justice and law enforcement. These qualifications include but are not limited to the ability to demonstrate critical thinking skills in their analysis of competing and complex principles and sources of information within criminal justice, to demonstrate the ability to integrate critical thinking and general education principles and various disciplinary approaches with the study of criminal justice; to demonstrate knowledge of the foundational approaches to and concepts in the study of crime and its prevention; and to demonstrate ability to use ethical and legal principles in the application of criminal justice knowledge to specific professionally related problems and situations.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Associate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission


    High school transcript or proof of GED completion and scores. Official transcripts from previous universities and colleges (if applicable). SAT/ACT scores - COMPASS/ASSET test administered to students not submitting SAT/ACT scores.

    School Overview

    The vision of Allen Community College is to be recognized for excellence as a valuable, responsive resource to the communities they serve and as a caring institution that empowers and educates our students to embrace change, become lifelong learners, and take their place as productive citizens in the global community.

    As an institution of higher education, the purpose of Allen Community College is to provide quality educational and support services in an atmosphere that is caring, safe, and conducive to learning.  Based on the belief that learning and self improvement are continuous processes, the college is committed to a wide range of accessible, affordable educational programs to enable students to reach their academic, occupational, and personal potential.

    Allen County Community College supports online learning and community sites, in addition to its two traditional campuses. Students at Allen County Community College can enroll in Associate’s degrees, certificate programs, and programs which lead to licensing or certification, ranging from fields of study in Early Childhood Education and Production Media to Biology and Pre-Veterinary Medicine. 


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