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Catalog 2021-22

Catalog 2021-22

Criminal Justice AAS Degree

The criminal justice system is a complex system of thousands of federal, state and local agencies interconnected by the individuals that work in this field. Employment at any level in criminal justice requires an understanding of the sociological, psychological, biological and environmental factors that may influence deviant or criminal behavior. Employees of the criminal justice system use developed skills to investigate human behaviors and take the appropriate measures to ensure the safety of society. The criminal justice associate in applied science degree program objectives assist existing employees of the criminal justice system and prepares students for full employment in this field. Students who satisfactorily complete all college and program requirements qualify for an associate in applied science degree.

For more information about certification please contact: Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) 106 W. Allegan Street, Suite #600, Lansing, MI 48933 517-322-1417

Not all courses are offered each semester. Students should work with an academic advisor to develop a schedule that will work for them. Students planning to transfer should check the transfer institution’s requirements/guides or discuss their options with an academic advisor. Number of credits may vary depending on the course selection.

Schoolcraft program code # AAS.00086
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Total Credits: 15

First Year - Winter Semester

Total Credits: 15-16

Second Year - Fall Semester

  • CJ 209 - Basic Criminalistics - Credits: 3
  • CJ 211 - Criminal Law - Credits: 3
  • Science - General Education Science Course - Credits: 3-4
  • Mathematics - General Education Mathematics Course - Credits: 3-4
  • Elective - Any 100- or 200- level course not previously taken - Credits: 3

Total Credits: 15-17

Second Year - Winter Semester

Total Credits: 15

Program Total: 60-63 Credits 

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