Our Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice program prepares you to start a career in law enforcement, corrections or in legal courts at the federal, state or local level. With classwork and real-world training, you’ll gain a rich perspective on what your life would be like working in criminal justice.
Those who work within the criminal justice system help maintain social order by preventing and reducing crime. Usually, people who work in this area are driven by a desire to help others and make the world a safer place. The field is broad and multidisciplinary; an associate degree in criminal justice provides the foundation for careers in law enforcement, corrections or the courts.
The Baker College Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Criminal Justice Studies program is a 2-year program consisting of 60 credit hours (33 hours of major courses and 12 hours of criminal justice studies course requirements). Our curriculum includes 15 hours of general education, criminology and a 150-hour work experience.
It’s been a great experience, and very proud to display my degrees from Baker. I’m confident that it gave me the skills needed to be successful, and I think I’ve proven that, obtaining the position I’ve obtained in a short period of time in corrections.
Baker College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.hlccommission.org.
This program is offered in-person on our campuses in Cadillac, Jackson, Muskegon, and Owosso. Baker College online programs are available to students across the country. In Michigan our students come from Ann Arbor, Auburn Hills, Cadillac, Dearborn, Detroit, Flint, Grand Rapids, Jackson, Lansing, Kalamazoo, Muskegon, Owosso, Traverse City, and many other locations. Beyond Michigan, our online graduates hail from Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and other states.
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