Start your career sooner with an associate degree in criminal justice.
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.
- Our curriculum is designed with input from criminal justice professionals, ensuring that our students enter the workforce with a strong understanding of crime, justice and social issues.
- As a graduate, you’ll have the knowledge and skills needed to perform at a top level within the standards of the Michigan Corrections Officers Training Council.
- Since this is an associate degree program, you’ll be able to start a great career without having to spend four years in school.
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Criminal Justice - Conc. Criminal Justice Studies classes are taught through both Baker Online and Online Live. Plus, general education and prerequisite courses are typically available through Baker Online, Online Live, and on all campuses throughout Michigan.Learn More
Why Study 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.
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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.
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.
Classes Available Anywhere
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.
On Campus Unavailable
Core courses for this degree program are not offered on campus.
For those interested, a selection of general education and prerequisite courses are available on campus each semester.View campus locations
Available on Baker Online
Courses for this degree program are available through Baker Online.
100% online, this format offers flexible scheduling with 8-week semestersBaker Online
Available on Online Live
Courses for this degree program are available through Online Live.
100% online with set class times, this format offers live, real-time virtual learning.Online Live