Criminal Justice – AA or AS

american_gavel_vmm3Students who complete the criminal justice curriculum are prepared for work in law enforcement, probation,  corrections, and other positions in the field of criminal justice. There will always be need for law enforcement and criminal justice professionals. A criminal justice degree is also excellent preparation for further study in criminal justice, sociology, law, or in other human services disciplines. Students interested in transferring may wish to take advantage of the Criminal Justice 2+2 Articulation Agreement in place with MSU-Billings. The Associate of Arts and Associate of Science are transfer degrees and are awarded without designation of major, but do follow curriculum transfer plans. These degrees indicate that a student has completed a course of study that is essentially equivalent to the first two years of a baccalaureate degree. PLEASE NOTE: When selecting courses, students should consult the catalog of the school to which they intend to transfer.  They should then work with their DCC advisor to assure that the proper classes are being taken at DCC. Together, the student and the advisor will select courses that will fit into the program at the transfer institution.

Take advantage of our 2+2 articulation agreements in Criminal Justice with MSU-Billings and Norwich University.

Attend two years at Dawson Community College and save money. Then move on to university seamlessly.


Suggested Courses Credits
CJUS121 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
CJUS200 Principles of Criminal Law 3
CJUS231 Criminal Evidence and Procedure 3
CJUS220 Introduction to Corrections 3
CJUS208 Criminal Justice Ethics and Leadership 3
PSCI210 Intro to American Government 3
PSCI260 Intro to State and Local Government 3
PSYX100 Intro to Psychology 3
SOCI101 Intro to Sociology 3
SOCI201 Social Problems 3
SOCI206 Deviant Behavior 3
SOCI211 Intro to Criminology 3
SOCI236 Intro to Race and Ethnic Relations 3
SOCI260 Intro to Juvenile Delinquency 3