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Criminal Justice Studies (AA)

Program Details

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.

Requirements

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.

Accreditation & Licensing

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