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Criminal Justice

The Criminal Justice department offers a Bachelor of Science and Associate of Science degree program of study. The program provides a broad curriculum for students who wish to pursue entry and intermediate level careers in Criminal Justice. Since 2001, the Criminal Justice field has experienced significant expansion and several new careers fields have developed, many requiring Bachelor and Associate Degrees

Upon completion, our graduates will be prepared for employment as Federal, State or Tribal Law Enforcement Officers, Corrections Officers, Parole and Probation Officers, Transportation Safety Officers, Victim Advocates, United States Customs, Homeland Security, Military Investigative Services and private security agencies. All employment opportunities have pre-employment requirements and many agencies require college degrees, background checks, physical and psychological examinations and licensing examinations.

Students wishing to enroll in this program must be 18 years of age, possess a valid driver’s license from their home state and provide official documentation of a criminal background check. Once a student has been accepted into this program, he/she must be motivated to demonstrate the attitude and behavior connected with the professional career being pursued.

Program Outcomes

Graduates of the UTTC Criminal Justice AS degree program will:

  1. Describe the foundations of the multiple entities within the criminal justice system at the state, federal and tribal levels.
  2. Diagram the stages of the criminal justice process.
  3. Analyze the significant foundations of law in the state, federal and tribal legal systems.
  4. Apply interagency communication skills among state, federal and tribal agencies.
  5. Evaluate ethics within the criminal justice system at the state, federal, and tribal levels.

Graduates of the UTTC Criminal Justice BS degree program will:

  1. Develop professional conduct expected of state, federal and tribal criminal justice professionals.
  2. Interpret criminological theory to evaluate justice-involved individuals at the state, federal and tribal levels.
  3. Execute the technological expectations necessary in the criminal justice profession at the state, federal and tribal levels.
  4. Employ communication skills for working with diverse populations.
  5. Assess the effectiveness of the criminal justice system at the state, federal and tribal levels.

Contact Us...

Michael Wetsch
Criminal Justice Chair

Location: Science & Tech Building
Phone: 701.221.1554

Criminal Justice Resources