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Criminal Justice

Are you ready for a challenging and exciting career protecting and serving the public? IRSC offers Associate Degree and Bachelor's Degree programs for individuals seeking a career path in criminal justice.

Once You Complete the Program

After graduation from IRSC obtain a certification and/or join an association to advance your career development. Those graduating with an Associate Degree may choose to continue at IRSC by enrolling in a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice to examine all aspects of this exciting field, including criminal and delinquent behavior and its root causes; ethics and liability; evolving technologies; leadership skills; and the relationship between research, theory and practice.

Academic Plans/Guided Pathways for Criminal Justice Degree Programs

To view and print an Academic Plan/Guided Pathway, double-click on the program title.

For course descriptions, see the College Catalog.

Academic Plans/Guided Pathways are recommended sequences of courses and prerequisites needed to complete your degree. It is a general suggestion for when to take your courses; it is not a course schedule. Students should meet with their advisors to make appropriate course selections. The Academic Plans/Guided Pathways listed below are for the current academic year. Students should consult with their advisors for plan requirements specific to their academic year.

Criminal Justice A.S.

An Associate Degree in Science in Criminal Justice Technology offers students the educational foundation for a successful leadership career in everything from local, state and federal law enforcement agencies to an insurance investigator. The program features Open Educational Resources (OER) for Criminal Justice courses, which provide customized materials and eliminate the need and cost for textbooks, saving students money. 

*At least one proctored assessment is required for each online course. Some programs may also require the student to complete a practicum experience.

Criminal Justice B.S.

The Bachelor's of Science in Criminal Justice will prepare you for a career in law enforcement and corrections, while providing a strong foundation for future program managers, policy analysts and graduate school candidates. 

*At least one proctored assessment is required for each online course. Some programs may also require the student to complete a practicum experience.

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