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Criminal Justice, A.A.S.

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The Criminal Justice AAS degree introduces students to various topics related to criminal justice and the law, such as corrections, criminal investigation, American court systems, and police organization and management.  Students will also be introduced to fields of study that impact the criminal justice field, such as abnormal psychology and crisis intervention.  

Upon successful completion of all Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice requirements, graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the historic origins, structure, and operation of our American Criminal Justice system.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the laws, Constitutional requirements, and legally defined procedures that criminal justice professionals have to adhere to when working within the field of criminal justice.
  • Articulate ethical implications of decision-making in a professional capacity.
  • Develop and demonstrate sufficient critical self-awareness to understand the influence of personal biases and values when interacting with diverse groups.
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, and demonstrate basic knowledge of information technology as applied to criminal justice research and practice.
  • Identify and reflect upon the need for positive interaction between the Criminal Justice System and the community it serves.
  • Identify issues of diversity and human rights in relation to the workings of the criminal justice system.

Curriculum for an Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice

General Education Core 18
Criminal Justice Core 42
Total Credit Hours Required 60

Program Disclaimer

This curriculum includes a list of courses required for this program of study for this calendar year.  Your Academic Plan can be found on DegreeWorks once you become a degree-seeking student. 

Note: All salary projections are based on the current position and educational needs.  BRCTC cannot guarantee that the projections given will be the salaries students or graduates will ultimately receive.

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