Criminal Justice, Associate of Applied Science

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The field of criminal justice encompasses law enforcement, investigations, court and administrative services, corrections, private security and juvenile justice. Each area requires individuals who can speak and write well and who can work well with colleagues and the community. The individuals need to be skilled in management, investigative techniques, analysis of data and critical thinking. Students who choose one of the following programs develop these abilities and are prepared for successful careers in a variety of positions in federal, state and local law enforcement agencies as police, corrections or security officers or a number of administrative positions. The A.A. degree option readily transfers to four-year colleges and universities that offer a bachelor's degree in criminal justice. The A.A.S. degree prepares students to directly enter the workforce and also satisfies most of the requirements for transfer to four-year institutions. Prince George's Community College has a partnership with the Prince George's County Police Department. Graduates who complete their training at the county's Police Academy may receive up to eighteen college credits toward their associate degree when they enroll at the college.

Curriculum

Learning Foundations Overall Requirements
General Education - English Composition
Social Science--SOC-1010
General Education - Information Technology
Criminal Justice (A.A.S.)
18 Credits At the 2000 Level
  • You must take at least 18 credits of 2000-level courses in order to graduate in this program. Courses listed below count toward that requirement.

Details

Department

Ms. Laura Ellsworth, Chair

Address:

Bladen Hall, Room 208 F

Phone:

(301) 322-0553

Fax:

(301) 583-5280

Email us:

ELLSWOLR@pgcc.edu

Contact Information

Enrollment Services, Bladen Hall Room 125

Phone:

(301) 322-0864

Email us:

enrollmentservices@pgcc.edu