Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice
(Currently Not Accepting Enrollments)
Description and Outcomes
As of November 11, 2015, this program will no longer be accepting enrollments or reentries, with the exception of military servicemembers and veterans and residents of predetermined states, who may enroll through the term starting December 9, 2015. After the term starting December 9, 2015, enrollment in this program is open only to military servicemembers/veterans. An alternative program may be available/recommended. Check with an Admissions Advisor.
The Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice program is designed to prepare you with applied knowledge, technical skills, communication abilities, and general knowledge to pursue a wide range of entry-level positions in the field of criminal justice. Upon graduation, you may pursue employment opportunities in various criminal justice environments such as law enforcement, courts, adult and juvenile corrections, corporate security, public safety, loss prevention, private protective services or investigations, or community-based programs and services. Some positions may require additional academy training and experience.
The Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice program consists of a minimum of 90 quarter credit hours. Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded an associate of applied science degree.
- Criminological Theory: Demonstrate an understanding of biological, sociological, and psychological theories of crime causation and discipline-specific evaluations of human behavior.
- Law: Demonstrate the ability to apply principles of criminal law to criminal justice practice and understand the civil liabilities of criminal justice agencies and practitioners.
- Program-Specific Competencies: Demonstrate the ability to apply program-specific competencies to entry-level criminal justice practice.
General Education Literacies and Professional Competencies
In addition to the discipline-specific outcomes, general education literacies and professional competencies are integrated throughout your academic program. You can review the general education literacies and professional competencies associated with your academic program in the undergraduate School of General Education section of this Catalog.
Certification, State Board, and National Board Exams
Certain state certification and licensure boards have specific educational requirements for programs to lead to a license or nongovernmental certification that is a precondition for employment in a recognized occupation.
Unless otherwise specified, Purdue Global's programs are not designed to meet any specific state’s licensure or certification requirements. If certain licensed occupations, vocations, or professions are not explicitly listed, Purdue Global has not made a determination with respect to the licensure or certification requirements of those occupations, vocations, or professions. Licensure-track programs may limit enrollment to students in certain states; please see Purdue Global’s Program Availability Grid to determine enrollment eligibility.
You are responsible for understanding the requirements of optional certification exams. Such requirements may change during the course of your program. You are not automatically certified in any way upon program completion. Although certain programs are designed to prepare you to take various optional certification exams, Purdue Global cannot guarantee you will be eligible to take these exams or become certified. Your eligibility may depend on your work experience, completion of education and/or degree requirements, not having a criminal record, meeting other certification requirements, or the program or the University itself having appropriate accreditation or licensure.
|CM107||College Composition I||5|
|CM220||College Composition II||5|
|Mathematics (select one of the following):||5|
|Survey of Mathematics|
|Total Core Requirements||15|
|CJ100||Preparing for a Career in Public Safety 1||5|
|or CS121||Pathways to Academic Success|
|CJ101||Introduction to the Criminal Justice System||5|
|CJ299||Associate's Capstone in Criminal Justice||5|
|100/200 Level||Major Electives||15|
|Total Major Requirements||40|
|Open Elective Requirements|
|Total Open Elective Requirements||35|
Online students will take CJ100 Preparing for a Career in Public Safety.