Associate Degree in Criminal Justice
Today’s communities—from large cities to small towns—are facing a variety of complex challenges. We have a greater need for people like you, willing to serve and protect, in a career that emulates Elizabethtown College's motto, “Educate for Service.” The associate degree in criminal justice, offered by the School of Continuing and Professional Studies, was designed for people who desire to make a career out of making a difference. An associate degree can serve as a stepping stone to the police academy, or it can be an entry point into a career in various areas of law enforcement, security, and protection.
Credits Required: 64
Cost Per Credit: $555
- Synthesize knowledge of theory and research within the criminal justice field.
- Discuss the historical development of the criminal justice system.
- Apply criminal law to real-life case studies.
- Analyze the roles and functions within the criminal justice system.
- Articulate the chronology of processes that are the responsibility of various criminal justice agencies.
- Demonstrate a respect of diversity in criminal justice as it pertains to race, ethnicity, age and socioeconomic status.
- Analyze the ethical decision making process inherent in the field of criminal justice.
- Present a comprehensive system analysis of the primary components of the criminal justice system.
Criminal Justice Degree Requirements
Career Opportunities for Graduates:
- Police Office
- Security Officer
- Loss Prevention Manager
- Asset Protection Manager
- Corrections Officer