Degrees and Programs
The Associate of Applied Science degree in Criminal Justice, consists of a sequence of courses that provides practical knowledge and prepares the criminal justice student to directly enter the workforce or helps current practicing professionals enhance their education as they continue on their career path. This degree takes an interdisciplinary approach that provides a broad knowledge base and encourages initiative and integrity. This study enables students to develop rational decisions and informed responses to challenges facing law enforcement, corrections, court operations, and human services fields.
The AAS Degree in Criminal Justice includes specified general education courses, elective options, and courses in all facets of criminal justice. Students may also receive course credit for successful completion of the Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Center and Jail Management Certification, as well as other specialized courses through Northeast’s credit for prior learning program.
Students who intend to continue their education at a four-year college should pursue either the Criminal Justice Law Enforcement or Corrections Associate of Arts degree option. However, many courses from the AAS degree will transfer to four-year institutions.