Dec 01, 2023  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
2021-2022 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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.

Required Courses

Preparatory Core 1

Total Credits Required: 60-61

2-Year Plan for Traditional Degree Only

Total Credits Required: 61

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