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Mission and Goals

The purpose of the Criminal Justice Associate degree is to prepare graduates for a career within the field of corrections and criminal justice. Students will be able to communicate and practice effectively with clients and peers, pursuing lives of responsible service and leadership.

Online Associate's in Criminal Justice Degree Program Goals:

  • Gain core knowledge base in criminal justice, preparing students for careers within the justice field and/or graduate studies
  • Develop an understanding of the roles of society & law enforcement in response to deviant behavior
  • Appreciate diversity and understand the impact of cultural factors within criminal justice system
  • Strengthen critical thinking skills through an understanding of deviance & clarifying personal values related to working with deviant populations
  • Cultivate an understanding of research & writing in regards to the criminal justice field