CCU’s Criminal Justice Associate of Science (AS) degree is a 2-year program that provides an introduction to criminal justice practice in the United States. Courses are taught from a Christian worldview, so students will have ongoing opportunities to discuss many significant life issues – sin, free will, Biblical view of human nature, and redemption. Students will be guided through the program by faculty who have careers within the criminal justice system.
The AS Criminal Justice degree prepares students for careers in various criminal justice fields, including law enforcement, paralegal work, transportation security, private security, and computer forensics.
The AS Criminal Justice degree requires a total of 60 credit hours for graduation, which includes 39 credit hours of general education, 18 credit hours of Criminal Justice major coursework, and 3 hours of elective credit. Prior college, military, and technical credits can be used toward the AS degree. Students may transfer in a maximum of 45 credit hours (75% of the degree requirements). Students may take a maximum of 15 credit hours of 300 and 400 level courses in the AA degree program.
The 18 hours of major coursework, as well as the general education and elective credit hours, may be transferred to the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree at Colorado Christian University.
This academic program has been updated from the 2015-2016 Academic Catalog, effective November 30, 2015. Students who began their academic program before November 30, 2015 will adhere to the requirements listed in the 2015-2016 Catalog as long as there is no break in enrollment. Students who began their academic program on November 30, 2015 through the end of the spring 2016 term are under the requirements of the 2015-2016 Addended Catalog, listed below.
The Associate of Science in Criminal Justice requires completion of the following 60 credit hours:
General Education (39 hours)
Criminal Justice major (18 hours)
Electives (3 hours)