Associate in Science Degree

Students interested in careers in law enforcement,corrections, security, and the court system should consider this program.  The Associate in Science degree will allow a student to pursue a career immediately upon completion or transfer to a four year institution. This degree program provides preparation for career opportunities in criminal justice and for the continuation of education at a four-year college or university. The curriculum examines police science, law, judicial studies, and corrections.

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental concepts requisite for successful entry into a career in the field of Criminal Justice.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the constitutional, administrative, organizational and procedural variables used in the Criminal Justice system to serve the community.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the Federal, State, and Local court rulings and statutes and organizational policies and procedures pertaining to adult and juvenile offenders.
  4. Apply federal, state, and municipal laws and ordinances to criminal and traffic cases.
  5. Analyze contemporary criminal justice efforts in identifying and resolving sociological and other variables affecting agencies and individuals within the Criminal Justice system.
  6. Analyze the variables contributing to and impacting the United States Criminal Justice system on American society.

Graduation Checklist

Criminal Justice Degree – Graduation Checklist

A Graduation Checklist is a printable list of course requirements you will use when you meet with your academic advisor each semester.  The checklist helps you keep track of your progress from when you first enter MxCC to when you are ready to graduate.