Criminal Justice
2-year AAS degree

Examine issues relating to crime, law and justice.  You’ll learn to analyze situations and events in a logical way, organize the parts of a problem effectively, appreciate diversity, work with a wide cross-section of the community, and believe in your abilities and judgment, while at the same time recognizing your personal limitations and developmental needs.

Students planning to pursue a Criminal Justice degree at a four-year institution follow the Liberal Arts program requirements while at Kirkwood, completing general education and elective courses that prepare them for transfer.

Liberal Arts - Criminal Justice Transfer


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Criminal Justice Transfer
2-year AA degree
By working with your Criminal Justice advisor, you can select courses that will meet the requirement of your transfer institution, such as foreign language, laboratory science, diversity and grade point average.

Social Sciences department faculty and staff members are available to discuss courses and areas of concentration as they relate to your transfer degree.

There are numerous scholarships available specifically for students pursuing a Liberal Arts degree from Kirkwood's Social Sciences department.

To transfer to a four-year college or university and major in an education-related degree, complete the Kirkwood Liberal Arts A.A. degree.  Fulfilling electives with credits in Criminal Justice-related courses provides opportunities to explore the discipline of Criminal Justice, build your resume and prepare for transfer.

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