Criminal Justice

Associate of Science (AS)


The Associate of Science Degree in Criminal Justice is a transfer degree designed for students who want to pursue a four-year degree in criminal justice.

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What Will I Learn?

This degree provides a core curriculum that will transfer to four-year institutions and is comparable to the first two years of many Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice plans. Students choose six academic criminal justice courses to serve as the foundation for their education in this field.
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What Can I Do With This Degree?

This degree prepares students for entry-level career opportunities in the criminal justice field and paves the way for pursuing a four-year criminal justice degree.

Degree Requirements

You must complete a core curriculum of 42 semester credit hours and 18 semester credit hours in Criminal Justice courses. You must earn a grade of “C” or better. Students must complete at least 25% of the program coursework at Lamar Institute of Technology. You also must complete the College Success Skills Course (DORI 200) or be exempt.

Admissions Requirements

There are no specific admissions requirements for this program of study.

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Kenneth J Mason

Academic Deptartment Chair
Technology Center, Room 212