Are you currently working in the field of criminal justice or perhaps just looking to get started by pursuing a degree program in this popular and growing discipline? Have you earned less than 30 college credit hours? If your answer is yes, then the Associate of Science in Criminal Justice degree program at Argosy University – Online Programs might the be right fit for you.
This degree is designed to introduce the various components of the criminal justice system and may benefit practitioners seeking specialized assignments, advancement, or promotional consideration in jurisdictions that value the associate degree in conjunction with experience and training for such opportunities.
The aim of this degree program is to allow students who successfully complete it to transfer seamlessly into the Bachelor’s Degree Program in Criminal Justice, or to allow students to potentially pursue or advance their careers in the various occupational fields of the criminal justice system.
The AS in Criminal Justice degree program is designed to develop the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Program Outcome One: Communications
Students will develop college level foundational skills as it pertains to listening, reading, comprehension, speaking, and writing. They will be expected to communicate proficiently in various contexts related to the criminal justice system.
Program Outcome Two: Critical Thinking
Students will learn the fundamentals of identifying and describing problems and propose appropriate solutions in the field of criminal justice. They will acquire proficiency in integrating analytical and problem solving skills to formulate conclusions and make informed decisions.
Program Outcome Three: Research
Students will acquire basic research skills – both traditional and technology based - to enable them to methodically gather and sort through relevant information, and develop analytical and reporting skills.
Program Outcome Four: Knowledge and Basic Application
Students will learn the fundamental concepts related to the criminal justice system, and be introduced to the historical foundations and contemporary theories associated with the causes of crime, systems of social control, law enforcement, judicial process, and correctional philosophies.
Program Outcome Five: Ethics and Values
Students will recognize the purposes for, and learn about the importance of ethically applying laws, policies, procedures, and operational techniques to the investigation, detection, apprehension, adjudication, and rehabilitation or punishment of criminal offenders.
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Argosy University is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, California, 94501, http://www.wascsenior.org)
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