Criminal Justice

Learn the theory, principles and techniques to pursue a career in the field of criminal justice. Students can earn an Associate in Applied Science degree in Criminal Justice and/or a certificate in one or more specialized areas, including Law Enforcement and Corrections.

Career Opportunities

Police officer and related occupations, security officer, loss prevention, corrections officer, investigator, and probation officer.

Salary Information

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Program Home Campus

Covington; general education classes may be offered at other campuses

Entry time

Fall or spring terms


Certificates, associate in applied science degree.

Program Length

(After any developmental needs are met and if enrolled in 12 to 15 credit hours per semester)

  • Certificate: One to two semesters depending on certificate
  • Associate degree: Two years

Advising Sheet (PDF)

Associate in Applied Science

  • Criminal Justice: Criminal Justice Option


  • Criminal Justice Core
  • Corrections
  • Law Enforcement