Criminal Justice at Northwest College will offer students an overview of the American criminal justice system and a survey of the theories, procedures, laws, and elements that guide our justice system. Students will acquire a general knowledge of the origins and methods of the police, courts, and correctional systems in America as well as their design structure and operation.
An Associate of Applied Science in criminal justice will provide an introductory foundation of coursework for those students interested in pursuing a career in criminal justice. This degree will prepare students for future job interviews, increase their understanding of careers in various parts of the criminal justice system, and prepare students for potential academy study in their selected field. In considering the Associate of Applied Science degree students should expect that they may complete the program of study as a method to obtain useful studies and training. This degree will allow the student the opportunity to acquire introductory skills and training for possible entry-level positions that other applicants may not have.
Total General Education Requirements: 19-21 Credits
Core and Elective courses taken as part of completion of a degree program may also be used to meet General Education requirements where applicable. Please note that use of these courses to meet General Education requirements may reduce the number of hours required to complete a degree, however that number cannot be reduced below the institutional minimum of 60 credits.