The associate degree in Criminal Justice Studies from Bryant & Stratton College provides students with the education they need to pursue career opportunities in numerous areas of the criminal justice and legal fields. Graduates of this associate degree program will be qualified to work in law enforcement, corrections, security, the juvenile justice system, and other areas. They can even pursue job opportunities in homeland security, forensics, criminology, legal work, and more. The Criminal Justice Studies associate degree program is designed to give graduates the opportunity to pursue these exciting positions at the local, state, and federal levels.
Students will gain a strong understanding of the United States’ court systems, correctional organizations, law enforcement agencies, and both public and private security venues. A strong emphasis is placed on the ever-changing technology used in the field, and students will receive a balance of theory (from criminal psychology to homeland security) and practice that prepares them to work with the tools used in crime scene investigation, to investigate digital crime, and more. From paralegals to parole officers, these courses will help dedicated professionals pursue a number of career fields.
While opportunities abound for criminal justice associate degree jobs, many career opportunities within the field have additional requirements such as academy training, background checks, and physical fitness standards. These mandates often vary on a state-by-state or city-by-city basis, so be sure to research the potential requirements in your region as you pursue an associate degree in Criminal Justice Studies.
The Amherst campus offers courses in the Criminal Justice Studies associate degree. To learn more about this degree at the Amherst location, please contact an admissions representative.
Students of the Criminal Justice Studies associate degree program will gain knowledge of:
- Skills-based applications designed to provide students with real-world skills in applications such as preparing investigative case notes, juvenile treatment plans, research services, and more.
- Adapt and apply information technology knowledge, skills, and abilities to justice applications.
- Safety and security issues such as threat awareness, safety procedures, and the basic equipment used to secure suspects or prisoners.
- Identify and characterize the origins and components that comprise the justice system at the federal, state, and local level.
- Job functions and responsibilities of both public and private agencies serving the criminal justice sectors.
Criminal Justice Academic Program Disclosures