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.