Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice - Associate of Science


The mission of the Associate of Science in Criminal Justice program is to present a professional, academic criminal justice curriculum that develops knowledge and social awareness necessary for an entry level position, or advancement in a current position, in the criminal justice field. Students will gain an understanding of methods and techniques used in the field, as well as the skills necessary. The academic requirements will prepare the student for further academic study.

The program addresses issues, topics, and trends in three basic components including law enforcement, courts, and corrections. Students will gain an understanding of appropriate theory, but will also gain an inside view of the operations and processes of these components through interaction with criminal justice practitioners, field trips, and the completion of an internship.

Admission Requirements

All students must minimally meet the requirements for general admission to South College. General admission to South College does not guarantee admission to the Criminal Justice programs. Program admission is not granted until the following is met.

  1. Successful completion of 8 hours in the major curriculum at South College, earning the minimum grades required by the program. For the Criminal Justice program, CMJ 1110 must be successfully completed.

Examples of courses required in the Criminal Justice program include:

  • Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • Law Enforcement Operations
  • Criminology
  • Substance Abuse
  • Court Procedure/Evidence
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Corrections
  • Criminal Investigations
  • Organization and Administration
  • Criminal Justice Internship
  • Criminal Law

Consumer Information
* Amounts for tuition, fees, books, and supplies are subject to change. The information included here is estimated for a full-time student. *

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