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Criminal Justice AAS Degree


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Schoolcraft program code # AAS.00086

The criminal justice system is a complex system of thousands of federal, state and local agencies interconnected by the individuals that work in this field. Employment at any level in criminal justice requires an understanding of the sociological, psychological, biological and environmental factors that may influence deviant or criminal behavior. Employees of the criminal justice system use developed skills to investigate human behaviors and take the appropriate measures to ensure the safety of society. The criminal justice associate in applied science degree program objectives assist existing employees of the criminal justice system and prepares students for full employment in this field. Students who satisfactorily complete all college and program requirements qualify for an associate in applied science degree.

For more information about certification please contact: Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) 106 W. Allegan Street, Suite #600, Lansing, MI 48933 517-322-1417 www.michigan.gov/mcoles.

Not all courses are offered each semester. Students should work with an academic advisor to develop a schedule that will work for them. Students planning to transfer should check the transfer institution’s requirements/guides or discuss their options with an academic advisor. Number of credits may vary depending on the course selection.

Sample Schedule of Courses


First Year


Humanities - Credits: 3-4

Select General Education Humanities  course.

English Communication - Credits: 3

Select first General Education English Communication  course.

Total Credits: 15-16

Social Science - Credits: 3-4

Select one:

English Communication - Credits: 3

Select second General Education English Communication  course.

Total Credits: 15-16

Second Year


Fall Semester


Total Credits: 15-19

Social Science - Credits: 3-4

Select General Education Social Science  course not already taken.

Total Credits: 15-16

Program Total: 60-67 Credits


Programs Requiring Licensure


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Please see the disclosure related to the educational requirements for professional licensure and certification.

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