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
Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the legal system of the United States
Demonstrate knowledge of the major components of the criminal justice system
Demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills
Demonstrate an understanding of the role of and limitations on criminal justice professionals in our constitutional system
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.