- FAvailable at Firelands Campus
- FirelandsAvailable at Firelands Campus
Associate of Applied Science in
The associate degree in criminal justice provides students with an essential understanding of government, legal systems, people and their cultures to be successful in administering and enforcing laws.
This program allows students to easily transfer into the four-year program offered at BGSU Firelands and at Bowling Green State University. Students who complete the associate degree requirements will be slightly more than half way through the bachelor’s degree curriculum.
This program addresses the needs of students entering the career chain and prepares them to grow with the increasing challenges of the profession. Emphasis is placed on superior academic attainment and effective verbal and written communication skills, with a core program concentration providing a thorough exposure to understanding government, law, people and their cultures.
- Setting: Full-time, part-time, in-person
- Prerequisite required: 2.5 cumulative GPA and a C or better in CRJU 2100
- Adjectives for a successful student: Dedicated, self-motivated, open-minded
Students can expect to:
- Learn ethical practices in the pursuit of justice.
- Gain an awareness and understanding of the criminal justice system and its role in a democratic society, from structural components of various institutions to problems confronted in the law enforcement and corrections agencies.
- Understand the organizational structure and policy procedures of police agencies in contemporary society, as well as an appreciation for the issues and dilemmas the institution confronts.
- Acquire an understanding of the law—criminal, civil and personal liability/injury, due process, equal protection under the law and the role investigations play in the process, focusing on investigation techniques and the evaluation and preservation of data.
- Obtain knowledge of the nature, causes, treatment, and prevention of crime and evidence from the physiological, psychological, and sociological perspectives.
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