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Criminal Justice - A.A. Degree (Transfer)

An exciting career that impacts lives, communities, and families.

To keep pace with technological and societal changes, criminal justice has expanded from the traditional study of the causes of crime and the functions of police to accommodate a wide range of issues such as computer forensics, domestic terrorism, computerized mobile crime detection, identity theft, juvenile gangs, and constitutional rights to privacy.

HCC's associate transfer degree program is a multidisciplinary curriculum that draws upon the principles of psychology, sociology, economics, science, technology, and the law. 

The Criminal Justice area of concentration is designed as a guide for students planning to transfer to a four-year institution to complete a bachelor’s degree in Criminology/Criminal Justice. It is designed to prepare students who plan to ultimately serve the community on a local, state, or national level in the fields of law enforcement, parole and probation, juvenile justice corrections, law, or criminal justice research. Articulation has been established with the University of Baltimore and the University of Maryland College Park and it is recommended that students check the requirements of the institution to which they intend to transfer.

As a graduate, you should be able to:

  1. Employ criminal justice concepts, methods, and/or theories to demonstrate familiarity with laws, law enforcement, and the legal system.
  2. Apply introductory research skills that criminal justice professionals use to gather and interpret information.
  3. Identify, understand, evaluate, and apply ethical reasoning.

Visit the Criminal Justice instructional area to learn more.

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