Criminal Justice AAS at Potomac State

Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice Studies Degree/A.A.S.

The Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice Studies Degree provides students—both traditional and non-traditional—with the opportunity to complete a marketable two-year degree in Criminal Justice.

An Applied Science degree focuses on a CJ-intensive curriculum. The emphasis is on CJ courses, with limited requirements in liberal arts, science and math courses.

The program is designed to prepare graduates for careers in law enforcement, courts, institutional corrections, community corrections, and probation and parole. This program is also designed for those people currently working in the criminal justice system—police officers; corrections officers; juvenile, probation, and parole officers; and public, and private security officers.

Graduates of this program may apply for admission to the Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) in Criminal Justice.

Career Opportunities:

Students with this degree can secure entry-level positions in municipal, county, state, and some federal law enforcement agencies; private investigations; and private security.

Requirements for Graduation:

In order to earn an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Criminal Justice Studies with an emphasis in Law Enforcement, a student needs to complete a minimum of 60 credit-hours of required and elective course work.

Degree Program:

Criminal Justice

Degree Designation:

Associate of Applied Science

Nick Goff 

Heidi Samuels