Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice
Dawson Community College

Program Details

The online Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice program prepares students for careers in criminal justice agencies that do not require academy basic training.  The curriculum includes courses that cover law enforcement, criminology, penology, probation and parole, corrections, or other areas of criminal justice.  Students will build a strong base in the field and gain academic and practical, skills-based exposure to criminal justice-related fields, develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and learn to understand and appreciate diversity, social responsibility, and participation in public affairs.


  • Official high school transcript or equivalent
  • Official college transcripts (if applicable)
  • ACT/SAT scores for recent high school graduates (ACT preferred) or COMPASS Assessment scores

School Accreditation Statement

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities