This transfer program focuses on the criminal justice system, its organizational components and processes and its legal and public policy contexts. It includes instruction in criminal law and policy, police and correctional systems organization, the administration of justice and the judiciary and public attitudes regarding criminal justice issues.
Criminal Justice graduates may enter fields ranging from protective services, law enforcement and criminology.
Because of the multitude of careers in this field, the outlook is varied. Positions that have a bright outlook in the criminal justice field include child support services workers, compliance officers, emergency management specialists and fraud investigators. These positions are projected to experience rapid increases in employment with large numbers of job openings over the next several years or are new and emerging occupations in high-growth industries.
Graduates with a Bachelor of Science degree (B.S.) in criminal justice are employed in a broad range of careers including, but not limited to: alcohol and drug abuse assistance coordinator, anti-terrorism intelligence agent, arbitrator, ballistics expert, border patrol agent, child support investigator, child support services worker, computer security specialist, court reporter, criminal investigator, emergency management specialist, fraud investigator, harbor, lake and waterways police, hearing officer, mediator, narcotics investigator, parole officer, police artist, police officer, probation officer and substance abuse counselor.
In the state of Missouri, employees working in the criminal justice field earn a mean average of 37,200 per year, depending on education, experience and employer.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, earnings increase significantly as a worker’s degree of education rises.
|Degree Name:||Criminal Justice Transfer Program Schedule Guide|
|Degree or Program:||Criminal Justice|
|Degree Type:||Associate of Arts Degree|
*See Dave VanMierlo, Criminal Justice Department Chair, for details on arranging an internship.
For more information call 636-922-8241.
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The Associate of Arts degree is awarded to students completing the requirements of the academic transfer program with a minimum of 64 credit hours including 45 hours of general education courses. This degree is best suited to most transfer students as it parallels the work done in the first two years of a Bachelor of Arts degree at a four-year institution.