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Criminal Justice Studies

If you’re curious about law, policing, and the judicial system, Criminal Justice Studies will expose you to a multitude of career opportunities while you learn the essential principles behind the human, moral, and social influences that comprise criminal justice.

Law enforcement, fingerprinting and handcuffs. Criminal Justice is about all of these and more. It’s also learning how cultural, societal, economic, political, and personal forces affect the behavior of individuals. It’s understanding different viewpoints and cultures, and making positive decisions through organized evaluation, critical-thinking and problem-solving skills. You’ll learn the fundamentals of the law enforcement system, criminal behavior, the judicial system and corrections.

WNCC’s Criminal Justice Studies program also gives you real-world experience with a three-semester program internship at local law enforcement departments to assist you with learning this complex and multi-faceted career with those who already in it.

Award Types

  • Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice Studies
  • Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice Studies
  • Certificate in Criminal Justice Studies

About the Program