The criminal justice program offers a challenging academic environment supported by highly committed faculty with practical experience in the field. The program includes a broad range of course options in policing, the courts, corrections, criminological theory, and criminal law.
The curriculum is designed to prepare students for careers in the criminal justice system and for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. A strong academic core forms the basis of a liberal arts education and, combined with specialized career courses, offers the graduate the alternatives of entering the field or continuing in an institution of higher learning. The curriculum is offered for those employed in the criminal justice field, as well as high school graduates pursuing careers in local, state, federal or private agencies in the field. Depending on career goals and interests, students are encouraged to seek assistance from criminal justice faculty in making course selections.
Criminal Justice Degree
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Related Programs and Courses
If your plan is to transfer to the University of Maryland, College Park (Main Campus or Shady Grove), or any another four-year university to major in Criminal Justice, the Associate of Arts in General Studies - SSAH (Social Sciences, Administration and Health) transfer degree may be the better way to align your courses to requirements of a four- year school.
MC offers a wide variety of noncredit classes designed to help you upgrade your skills, pursue career training, or learn something new.