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Program Details

Lansing Community College offers an Associate in Arts in Criminal Justice program for students that are interested in protecting people, saving lives and leading in difficult situations.  The A.A. in Criminal Justice program is ideal for students that would like to advance their education and pursue a bachelor’s degree at a four-year institution. The program’s courses are designed to prepare students for entry-level positions within fields such as law enforcement or corrections. All courses are offered completely online and allow students to finish assignments on their own time. 

Students that are 18 years or older may apply to the program without a high school diploma or GED. Prospective students that are between 14-18 years old and are home schooled or currently enrolled in high school may also apply. After completion of the program, students will have satisfied the MACRAO Transfer Agreement that Lansing Community College holds between other Michigan two-year and four-year institutions. 

Students will need to complete a total of 60 credit hours in order to graduate. The program will require successful completion of 32 General Education, 18 Major, and 10 Elective credits to fulfill the 60-credit total.  Some courses that will be offered during the program are Intro to Criminal Justice, Criminal Law, Intro to Juvenile Justice, Introduction to Corrections, Theory of Patrol, and Human Relations/Crim Justice. 

Many of the program instructors have worked or are currently working within careers of criminal justice. The experienced instructors will provide practice using real-world application and will strengthen student’s theory within the field of criminal justice.


  • Prospective students that are 18 years or older are able to attend by submitting an application.
  • High school students that are between 14-18 years old may apply under the High School Dual Enrollment Program.
  • Home school students that are between 14-18 years old may apply under the Home School Program.

Accreditation & Licensing

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