May 2019 Undergraduate Catalog
Associate of Science/Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice (ASCJ/AASCJ)
Students seeking to enroll in the ASCJ/AASCJ will be required to meet special employment criteria prior to being admitted. For specific requirements please check with the Admissions Office.
(Please see the Undergraduate Program Offerings by Campus chart in the catalog or on the Herzing Website at www.herzing.edu/career-programs/downloads for a list of Herzing campuses offering this program.)
This program provides students with comprehensive academic knowledge of criminology, law enforcement, corrections, and the criminal justice system as well as the skills and techniques used in these disciplines. This degree can also provide advancement opportunities for law enforcement personnel requiring an associate’s degree when applying for or advancing within the profession. (Some states, including but not limited to Minnesota, require additional certification, licensing, and/or training academy completion to be eligible for employment in a law enforcement capacity.)
Upon completion of this program, the student should be able to:
- Demonstrate a basic knowledge of law enforcement practices.
- Explain investigative techniques and evidence collection procedures for various criminal offenses.
- Explain the inter relationship between law enforcement, our judicial system, and correctional agencies.
- Articulate organizational and ethical issues affecting public safety personnel.
Potential Occupational Titles
Potential occupational titles for this program include, but are not limited to, security guards and first-line supervisors of protective service workers.
A minimum of 60.00 semester credit hours is required for graduation.