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. More than 90 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.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE LAW ENFORCEMENT ACADEMY
see Police Science

Associate Degree Course Sequence

  • Student Success Seminar
  • Computer Applications for Professionals
  • College Composition
  • Ethics
  • Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • Social & Behavioral Sciences Elective
  • Statistics
  • Natural Sciences Elective
  • Social & Behavioral Sciences Elective
  • Policing
  • Corrections
  • Natural Sciences Elective
  • Written & Oral Communication Elective
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Criminology
  • Criminal Law in the United States
  • Arts & Humanities Elective
  • Written & Oral Communication Elective
  • Social & Behavioral Sciences Elective
  • Criminal Procedure

TOTAL CREDITS 61-63

  • Associate of arts in criminal justice
  • Kent State University
  • correctional institutions
  • juvenile correctional institutions
  • private security
  • court systems
  • correctional officer
  • bailiff
  • court administrator
  • Criminal Justice Student Association