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Criminal Justice Student

Criminal Justice Associate in Applied Science

Serve and protect

Upon completion of the 61-credit hour Criminal Justice program, you may apply for an Associate in Applied Science degree.

General Education Requirements Credit Hours
English 101, English Composition 3
English 102, English Composition 3
Humanities/Fine Arts 3
Mathematics 123, Quantitative Reasoning 4
Natural Sciences 3
Social Science 3


Major Requirements  Credit Hours
Corrections 160, Introductions to Corrections 3
Corrections 161, Institutional Operations 3
Corrections 162, Institutional Populations 3
Corrections 163, Concepts of Rehabilitation 3
Corrections 164, Legal Issues in Corrections 3
Corrections 264, Case Studies in Rehabilitation 3
Law Enforcement 140, Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
Law Enforcement 142, Police Organization and Administration 3
Law Enforcement 144, Criminology 3
Law Enforcement 250, Juvenile Delinquency and Behavior 3
Law Enforcement 251, Seminar in Criminal Justice and Public Safety 3
Law Enforcement 252, Criminal Procedures 3
Psychology 201, Introduction to Psychology 3
Sociology 101, Principles of Sociology 3

You may select a law enforcement or corrections course as a program elective. Before taking Seminar in Criminal Justice and Public Safety, please see the program advisor.


A law enforcement career can lead you to be a police officer in almost any geographic area of the country. As a police officer in a rural area, you may perform a wide variety of activities including directing traffic at the scene of a crime, investigating a burglary, or giving first aid to an accident victim. In a larger police department, your duties may be more specific. 

Most police academies in Michigan are operated by community colleges. Some of the larger departments in the state, such as the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office or Detroit Police Department also operate their own academies.

For a comprehensive list of Michigan Police Academies, visit

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