Associate of Science | 64 credits minimum
Institute of Public Safety and Criminal Justice
Miller Campus PSET 270
General Information 801-957-4073
Program Information 801-957-5330
Academic and Career Advising
Professors − Dr. John Hill
Assistant Professors - Chris Bertram, Brett Terpstra
The Criminal Justice program is designed to provide students with a basic liberal education as well as offer students professional education in criminal justice. Students are encouraged to contact academic advising for transfer information.
Two degrees are offered in the program: an associate of science degree for students who plan to transfer to a four-year program and an associate of applied science degree for students who plan to go directly to work. Students should check with an advisor in selection of General Education and elective classes to coordinate with the appropriate career track at the transfer institution.
A Criminal Justice education prepares students for a career and higher education options included, but not limited to areas of Law Enforcement, Corrections, Homeland Security, Probation and Parole, Federal Law Enforcement and Forensics, or as background for the pursuit of degrees varying from Pre-Law to Sociology.
The Criminal Justice program alone does not lead to professional licensure. This program prepares students for application and transfer to other programs of study that could eventually lead to professional licensure. Professional licensure requirements vary from state-to-state. Here is one suggested website for researching state licensure requirements: License Finder sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.
If you have difficulty finding the licensure requirements for your state or intended profession, please contact your academic advisor or SLCC’s state authorization coordinator for help.
Students who complete an AS degree in Criminal Justice at SLCC may satisfy pre-major courses and transfer more easily to other Criminal Justice programs across the State of Utah. The following institutions offer degrees in Criminal Justice: Utah State University, Utah Valley University, Weber State University, Southern Utah University, and Dixie State University.
If transferring to Utah Valley University, students should take CJ 1300 , CJ 2330 , (QL) MATH 1040 or MATH 1050 .
If transferring to Weber State University, students should take CJ 1300 , CJ 2300 , (QL) MATH 1040 , (SS) PSY 1010 or SOC 1010 .
Math and other general education selections will vary depending on emphasis - especially for Forensic Science programs.
Estimated Cost for Students
Tuition and student fees: http://www.slcc.edu/student/financial/tuition-fees.aspx
Estimated Time to Completion
If students follow the suggested sample schedule, completion time is four semesters.
|Program Student Learning Outcomes
||Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes
||1 - Acquire substantive knowledge
2 - Communicate effectively
3 - Develop quantitative literacies
4 - Think critically & creatively
5 - Become a community engaged learner
6 - Work in professional & constructive manner
7 - Develop computer & information literacy
|Acquire substantive knowledge about the criminal justice system, criminal laws, procedures, and practices. Develop an understanding of crime reporting, crime scene processing, forensics, and the wide variety of crimes and why they are committed.
||1, 3, 4, 7
|Show the ability to research and critically evaluate crimes, crime statistics, and criminal activities. Process available information and communicate through verbal presentations and written reports the results and opinions of the information gleaned.
||1, 2, 4, 7
|Understand the roles of those working in the criminal justice system, the challenges encountered, and the issues faced by those who go through the system. Enhance the awareness of these problems and develop the knowledge to be engaged in the community and positive change.
||1, 2, 4, 5
|Understand the relationships and connections within and between the agencies and functions of the different parts of the criminal justice system.
||1, 2, 6