No. of Credits: 60-61
Contact: Bernice Brezina, Chair, Business, Technology, and Public Service Division;
William Moroney, Program Coordinator
The criminal justice program option is designed for students planning to transfer to a four-year institution and to complete a bachelor’s degree in criminology, criminal justice, or a related field. It prepares students who plan to ultimately serve the community on a local, state, or national level in the fields of law enforcement, parole and probation, juvenile justice, corrections, or criminal justice research.
The maximum number of credits accepted in transfer from other institutions to this program is 45.
federal, state, and local law enforcement officers, federal and state parole/probation officers, federal, state, and local corrections officers, private security
A complete list of all transfer opportunities can be found on the Transfer Services page
Student Learning Outcomes:
- Identify and explain the various components of the criminal justice system.
- Identify and discuss contemporary problems, issues, and legal requirements that confront criminal justice agencies.
- Propose remedies for operations, administration, and personnel in criminal justice agencies.
- Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, and demonstrate basic knowledge of information technology as applied to criminal justice research and practice.
- Demonstrate their knowledge of the nature, causes, treatment and prevention of crime from a physiological, psychological, and sociological perspective.
- Demonstrate the ability to critically analyze and evaluate criminal justice policies and programs to reduce crime.