Criminal Justice, A.S.

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Are you motivated by the desire to improve your community? Would you like to put your skills and knowledge to work in conflict resolution? The Associates of Science in Criminal Justice degree will introduce you to the fulfilling work of criminal justice professionals who work as police officers, probation officers, Homeland Security specialists and more.

An associate degree is highly recommended to establish a career as a criminal justice professional. LETU’s Associate of Science in Criminal Justice degree prepares you to do just that— by providing a broad introduction to this growing career field and preparing you to pursue advanced baccalaureate studies or seek entry-level employment in federal, state or local positions.

Criminal Justice Major Course Requirements

  • CRIJ 1303 Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • CRIJ 1313 Criminal Law
  • CRIJ 2303 Criminology
  • Plus 15 hours of CRIJ and/or approved electives (may include approved law enforcement academy credit, military security credit, and/or transfer credits)

Total Criminal Justice and Related Courses: 24 hours

General Education Requirements

The following general education courses are required for the Associates of Science in Criminal Justice degree:

  • Bible (6 hours)
  • Communications/Speech (3 hours)
  • English Composition (6 hours)
  • Literature (3 hours)
  • History (3 hours)
  • Mathematics (3 hours)
  • Natural Science (4 hours)
  • Social Science/Humanities (6 hours)

Total General Education Courses: 34 hours

Elective Courses

  • General Electives (5 hours)

Total Elective Courses: 5 hours

Status Sheet

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Associate of Science,
Criminal Justice (online)

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Mr. Daniel Ostendorff

Assistant Professor of
History & Political Science

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