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Criminal justice

Criminal Justice
Stark State students visit Washington D.C. as part of the Criminal Justice Student Association.

With courses taught by professionals in the criminal justice field, you’ll be well-prepared to pursue a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice or criminology. 100 percent of the coursework can be completed online.

Although this program is designed for transfer purposes, students who complete an associate of arts in criminal justice could gain employment in positions such as community corrections employee, private security officer, juvenile corrections officer and courtroom personnel. Students who continue on to complete a bachelor’s degree may obtain employment with federal law enforcement agencies such as the FBI and the U.S. Marshals Service or state agencies such as the Ohio Parole Authority.

see Police Science

Work in many areas, including
(may include, but not limited to):

  • correctional institutions
  • juvenile correctional institutions
  • private security
  • court systems

Prepare for a career as a
(may include, but not limited to):

  • correctional officer
  • bailiff
  • court administrator
  • Associate of arts in criminal justice

Program learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate knowledge of policing, corrections, criminology, criminal law and criminal procedure in the United States.
  • Understand the importance of working effectively, ethically, and professionally in the criminal justice field.

Transfer Agreements

  • Kent State University
  • University of Mount Union
  • Herzing University

Student organizations

  • Criminal Justice Student Association



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