The Associate of Science (AS) in Criminal Justice degree program at Argosy University, Seattle combines an introduction to the various occupational fields of the criminal justice system with coursework in general education. The curriculum is designed to help students acquire a broad range of transferable skills such as critical thinking, effective interpersonal communication, research, diversity appreciation, global sustainability, and problem solving.
The AS in Criminal Justice degree program may benefit practitioners seeking specialized assignments, advancement, or promotional consideration in jurisdictions that value the associate’s degree in conjunction with experience and training for such opportunities. In addition, the AS in Criminal Justice degree program provides the basis for the bachelor’s degree in criminal justice for interested students.
The AS in Criminal Justice degree program credits can be transferred to the Bachelor of Science (BS) in Criminal Justice degree program offered by Argosy University.
Program Learning Outcomes
The AS in Criminal Justice degree program is designed to develop the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Program Outcome One: Communications
Demonstrate college-level skills pertaining to listening, reading, comprehension, speaking, and writing. Communicate information proficiently using technology, professional standards, and conventions as appropriate to the audience in various contexts related to the criminal justice system.
Program Outcome Two: Problem Solving
Identify and describe problems and propose appropriate solutions in the field of criminal justice. Utilize analytical and problem solving skills to formulate conclusions and make informed decisions.
Program Outcome Three: Criminal Justice Research and Analysis
Use basic research methods for gathering, analyzing, and interpreting statistical data associated with criminal activity, law enforcement, the judicial process, and corrections.
Program Outcome Four: Knowledge and Basic Application
Explain fundamental concepts related to the criminal justice system, and describe the historical foundations and contemporary theories associated with the causes of crime, systems of social control, law enforcement, judicial process, and correctional philosophies.
Program Outcome Five: Ethics
Recognize the purposes for, and describe how one should ethically applying laws, policies, procedures, and operational techniques to the investigation, detection, apprehension, adjudication, and rehabilitation or punishment of criminal offenders.
Program Outcome Six: Interpersonal Effectiveness
Analyze and apply skills of interpersonal effectiveness in a criminal justice setting using observation, active listening, and questioning.
Launch your career by enrolling in the AS in Criminal Justice degree program at Argosy University, Seattle. You can learn more about specific financial aid programs (available to those who qualify) on our Financial Aid & Scholarships pages, or by contacting us to request more information.
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Tuition Data for this program at
Argosy University, Seattle
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|Books & Digital Resources||$2100|
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