Criminal Justice Transfer Program Schedule Guide, A.A.

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Criminal Justice Transfer Program Schedule Guide, A.A.

Department: Criminal Justice

Total Credit Hours: 62-68 credits

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Benefits of the Criminal Justice AA Degree Program?

This transfer degree focuses on understanding the criminal justice system; the components, procedures, laws, and public policy that make up the industry. Courses include instruction in criminal law and policy, police and correctional systems organization, the administration of justice, professional ethics, and public attitudes regarding criminal justice issues.

Occupation Overview

Criminal Justice graduates with a bachelor’s degree, or higher, work in careers ranging from an local, state and private sector positions, attorney, federal law enforcement i.e.; DEA, FBI, Secret Service, Homeland Security.

Occupational Outlook

Employment in the Law Enforcement Industry is projected to grow 5 percent from 2019 to 2029, faster than the average for all occupations. About 59,100 openings for police and detectives are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of these job openings over the next several years will be in emerging in high-growth industries.

Salary Outlook

In the state of Missouri, employees working in the criminal justice field earn a mean average of $52,220 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.  Employment opportunities also increase if a person is fluent in more than one language.

Criminal Justice - Transfer Careers

Criminal Justice graduates with a bachelor’s degree qualify for growing career options in law enforcement, including, but not limited to: anti-terrorism intelligence agent, arbitrator, ballistics expert, border patrol agent, computer security specialist, court arbitrator, ballistics expert, border patrol agent, criminal investigator, deputy juvenile officer, emergency management specialist, fraud investigator, harbor, lake and waterways police, mediator, narcotics investigator, probation/parole officer, police artist, police officer.  SCC has agreements with four-year schools in the St. Louis metro area and across Missouri so that graduates can transfer the AAS degree and finish a bachelor’s degree in these and more related fields.  Students may use an internship elective course to explore in more detail specific Criminal Justice career paths.

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