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  Nov 18, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018

Criminal Justice, A.S.


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A growing number of law enforcement agencies require some college education for new officers, and Indiana Tech’s associate degree will fulfill that entry-level requirement. The associate degree program includes eight core courses which examine the criminal justice system as a whole. Subsequent courses take a closer look at individual components of the criminal justice system, such as the police force, the courts and the corrections system.

The program gives students a general understanding of the criminal justice system that will enable them to excel in a variety of agencies, such as police forces at the local and state level. If you’re looking for a springboard for further learning in other university majors or a police academy, the associate degree is a great choice.

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the legal system of the United States
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of the major components of the criminal justice system
  3. Demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of the role of and limitations on criminal justice professionals in our constitutional system
  5. Understand the importance of ethical behavior

An associate degree satisfies the entry-level education requirement at many law enforcement agencies. The program uses the TEAM approach described on the College of Professional Studies . Courses marked with an asterisk (*) require TEAM enrollment.

Required Courses


Business and Technology


Humanities, Psychology, and Social Sciences


Approved Electives: 6 Credits


Total Credits Required: 60


** Students may test out by placement exam. Credits do not count toward degree.

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