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Criminal Justice

Criminal justice is a social science that investigates the patterns and laws regarding criminal behavior. Stark State’s curriculum will provide students with a solid foundation in areas of criminal law in the United States, corrections, ethics, policing and crisis intervention. Criminal justice embodies every level of law enforcement with many career paths. Stark State graduates may expect to qualify for entry level positions in federal, state, and local law enforcement including, corrections officers, parole/probation officers, or investigators and youth counselors.

Students may choose one of the following paths:

Background checks are required and submitted to the Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Federal Bureau of Investigation. Students who have been convicted of a felony may not be eligible for enrollment in the associate of arts criminal justice.