- Associate in Applied Science Degree
- Program location:
- South Omaha Campus, online
Individuals considering a degree or employment in the criminal justice profession must be aware of strict employment qualifications. Factors that usually disqualify candidates from employment in the profession include a criminal record (i.e., theft, assault, murder), history of drug abuse, significant psychological/personal disorders, physiological disorders, neuro-muscular dysfunction, and dishonesty. Criminal justice agencies carefully scrutinize candidates in order to select those who will maintain the public's trust and confidence at all times.
|Course Track Offerings||26.0 – 27.0|
|Total Credit Hours Required||98.0 – 99.0|
General Education Requirements - 27.0 Credit Hrs.
|SOCI 1010 Introduction to Sociology||4.5|
|MATH 1220, Business Math, is strongly recommended||4.5|
|HMRL 1010 Human Relations Skills||4.5|
|INFO 1001 Information Systems and Literacy||4.5|
Major Requirements for Criminal Justice - 45.0 Credit Hrs.
|CRIM 1010 Introduction to Criminal Justice||4.5|
|CRIM 1140 Reporting Techniques for Criminal Justice||4.5|
|CRIM 2000 Criminal Law||4.5|
|CRIM 2050 Principles of Interviewing and Interrogation||4.5|
|CRIM 2150 Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice||4.5|
|CRIM 2260 Criminal Investigation||4.5|
|CRIM 2310 Rules of Evidence||4.5|
|CRIM 2330 Introduction to Forensic Crime Scene Investigation||4.5|
|POLS 2060 The Constitution||4.5|
|PSYC 1010 Introduction to Psychology||4.5|
Upon successful completion of a P.O.S.T. accredited academy or basic police academy course accredited by the Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Center, a maximum of 18.0 credit hours may be granted upon petition for CRIM 1010 Introduction to Criminal Justice and CRIM 2000 Criminal Law and CRIM 2030 Police and Society and CRIM 2260 Criminal Investigation .
Criminal Justice Course Track Offerings - 26.0-27.0 Credit Hrs.
The Criminal Justice degree options are available in the areas listed below. See the following pages for specific additional courses required to satisfy each option.
Students interested in a Criminal Justice option should consult with advisors or Student Services when planning their studies.
In addition to police careers, the Criminal Justice program also leads to the following opportunities:
crime lab specialist
criminal justice professor