The field of Criminal Justice is composed of an assortment of institutions and practices in which society seeks to control and respond to criminal behavior. A degree in Criminal Justice can prepare students for entry into a variety of careers including law enforcement, corrections, juvenile justice, victim services, and criminal justice investigation.
The Associate in Arts Degree with emphasis in Criminal Justice is for students interested in transferring to a four-year college or university. Students should expect to take a variety of social science courses in order to understand the integral relationship between crime, justice, and society. Additionally, students are encouraged to develop valuable skills that will enhance their ability to work and interact with diverse populations and in a variety of settings. Students should work closely with an advisor at the baccalaureate institution they plan to transfer to before finalizing their education plan.