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Criminal Justice Studies (Associate in Applied Science Degree)

60-64 credit hours.

The Associate in Applied Science degree in Criminal Justice Studies is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in law enforcement, probation or parole, correctional institutions, and private investigations. For those currently employed in the criminal justice field, the program affords the opportunity for professional growth and career advancement. The AAS degree includes a significant portion of general education courses. The general education courses are Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) approved courses that transfer to participating four-year Illinois institutions.

AAS course requirements

This curriculum guide is not intended to be a contract, but rather to provide important information to students, see curriculum sequence for course rotation. Changes/revisions may occur from time to time to ensure curricula reflect technological advances in the field.

Information contained on this Web site is subject to change. Please check with an academic advisor for current course offerings and program requirements. Current students with continual enrollment may graduate under the current program requirements or any program requirements in effect since first enrollment. Students who intend to graduate must meet with an Academic Advisor to complete an "Application to Graduate" form a full semester prior to graduation. This will help ensure that a student meets all graduation requirements. Remember to always check with the school you are interested in attending for specific requirements.