Criminal Justice

Female Officer in Yellow Police VestCriminal Justice prepares students for entry into the field of police work and related occupations including corrections, security and loss prevention. Students study the law as it relates to enforcement, human behavior, government and communications. Graduates may seek job opportunities on the federal, state, county and municipal levels.

Where can I work?

Police and detectives are employed by local governments,state police agencies and various Federal agencies. A small proportion work for educational services, rail transportation, contract investigation and security services.

How much will I earn?

The Bureau of Labor Statistics states that the national median annual wage for occupations in this area of study is $54,230. Find Out More


How long will it take to complete the program?

This program usually takes 4 semesters to complete.

What are the program options?


  • Associate in Applied Science
    • Criminal Justice Option
    • Law Enforcement Option


Would you like more information?

Contact: Lesley Varney