The Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice program provides students with opportunities to complete an initial college degree while establishing a solid academic foundation for a bachelor degree in the field of criminal justice. Upon completing the associate degree, a student may have completed one-half of the requirements for a bachelor’s degree. This associate degree requires 20 credit hours of general education, 20 credit hours of prescribed core courses, and 24 credit hours of elective courses. The Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to successfully work in a wide variety of organizations that provide public safety and law enforcement services. In addition to examining criminal behavior, students will study the investigative process and legal aspects of the criminal justice system in order to achieve the knowledge necessary to be upwardly mobile within the organizational structures of public safety agencies, community non-profit organizations, and church organizations.
Upon completion of the Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice Program, the graduate will be able to:
- Recall basic component agencies, key term, procedures, and prominent theories that influence the formal criminal justice stem of the United States.
- Understand the legal role of evidence within the judicial processing of criminal offenders.
- Overview of the corrections and penal system in the United States.
Students desiring to enroll in the Associate of Arts (AA) in Criminal Justice degree program should make application for admission online. Continuous participation in the program until all requirements of the AA are met is mandatory for graduation. If a student decides to discontinue work on the AA he or she may do so by submitting a change of degree application. Application fees and change of degree fees are itemized on the亚博体育Amridge大学学费和收费表。
A degree completion fee is charged to all students who petition the University for graduation. Application must be submitted no later than the first day of classes of the semester prior to the semester the student plans to graduate. A credit of this fee will be applied to the student’s account if he or she goes into the bachelors program after completing the Associate of Arts degree.
Only one degree will be awarded in a given semester. An associate degree and a bachelor degree will not be awarded simultaneously.
Before being graduated with the Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice, a student must satisfy the following requirements:
- 完成Amridge大学亚博体育完成度应用。 The properly completed and signed application must be submitted no later than the first day of classes of the semester prior to the semester the student plans to graduate. Following this schedule permits the University to conduct a full audit of the respective student’s records to make sure that all courses, programs, and respective graduation requirements have been met. Students having any questions regarding the完成度应用应该联系注册办公室。