Program Overview

This degree is designed to prepare students for careers in the criminal justice field as well as prepare them for future academics and training. Students will become familiar with the components and processes of the criminal justice system as well as study the areas of law, corrections, investigations and procedures at a more comprehensive level. Students will also examine social and criminal justice issues through multiple perspectives.

Students who have prior felony convictions may be excluded from numerous criminal justice career opportunities. Students, who have prior misdemeanor charges or excessive civil infractions, including traffic citations, may be denied an opportunity for practicum experience or employment within the criminal justice field. In addition, students should note that the people they associate with may inhibit the College from finding an adequate internship. Students who do not complete the practicum will not be able to complete the requirements for the degree. Tattoos are not considered part of professional appearance and must be covered whenever you are in the practicum setting or professional role. All students entering the program must adhere to the division’s Substance Abuse Policy.


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Administrative Assistant

Julie Curry