This program focuses on the need for a broad background of educational experience. The highly complex and constantly changing lifestyle of our society, demands that the Criminal Justice person understands the principles of human behavior and communication, as well as the nature of law enforcement's function.
The associate degree program is designed to prepare individuals for a career in Criminal Justice by providing students with the background necessary to function at the entry level and to advance to the limits of their ability. A large
number of related Criminal Justice career fields and programs are open to graduates of this program.
Students must obtain an overall average GPA of 2.3 or higher in the Criminal Justice degree major course section of the degree, and students must also obtain an overall average GPA of 2.0 or higher for successful degree completion.
Students not expressly interested in careers in law enforcement, but interested in learning more about individual rights, the law, and the Criminal Justice system, are encouraged to examine the introduction to Criminal Justice, Criminal Law, and Constitutional Law courses.
At the end of the program successful students will be able to:
CBC's Criminal Forensic Science program combines both the field of Science and the field of Criminal Justice. The Forensic Science degree prepares students for a career as a scientist in a Forensic laboratory. CBC's Forensic Science program offers a two-year degree for students who plan to obtain a Chemistry or Bio/Chemistry degree from a four-year university. The Forensic Science degree combines courses of Investigation, Evidence, Criminal Law, and Procedures with Science courses in Chemistry, Calculus, Analytic Geometry, and Quantitative Analysis. Upon completion of a four-year degree in Chemistry or
Bio/Chemistry from an accredited university, students will be able to apply for entry-level positions in forensic laboratories that specialize in both criminal and civil evidence analysis.
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