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  Jan 23, 2018
2016-2017 South University Academic Catalog Version II [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Criminal Justice (AS)*

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As of July 1, 2013, South University no longer accepts applications for entrance into the Associate of Science in Criminal Justice program offered online or on ground.

The Associate of Science in Criminal Justice degree program is designed to provide students with a broad-based education and a foundation of knowledge of crime and society’s response to it. Courses in the program include an introduction to the organization and functions of law enforcement, courts and corrections, as well as the basic systems and processes of emergency and disaster management. Successful completion of the Associate of Science in Criminal Justice degree program prepares students for entry into the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree program.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students may demonstrate a basic level of skills in the areas of theoretical and applied criminal justice as well as of principles and practices used to effectively solve a variety of real-life problems in the field.
  • Students may understand basic causes of crime and delinquency, the process of adjudicating criminal cases, and the structure of the major components of the criminal justice system.
  • Students may demonstrate effective communication and ethical skills as applied to the discipline.

Associate of Science in Criminal Justice: 92 Credits

Area 1 General Education: 40 Credits

Professional Development

Basic Communications

Mathematics and Statistics (choose one)

Natural Sciences (choose one)

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Area II Foundation Requirements: 20 Credits

Choose one additional lecture course from the list below:

Choose one additional course from the list of four below:


These courses cannot count for both Area I and Area II credits


Acceptance into a South University Criminal Justice program or its completion does not imply or guarantee that a student will be able to obtain employment in law enforcement, corrections, probation/parole or related fields. The student should contact the national, state or local agency/institution in which the student intends to gain employment for specific requirements and the application process.

South University, Online Program Offerings may not be available to residents of all states.  Please contact an admissions representative for further information.

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