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Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice Trip to DC
Stark State students visit Washington D.C. as
part of the Criminal Justice Student Association.

Associate Degree Course Sequence

SSC101  Student Success Seminar
ITD122  Computer Applications for Professionals
ENG124  College Composition
PHL122  Ethics
CJS121  Introduction to Criminal Justice
Social & Behavioral Sciences Elective
MTH124  Statistics
Natural & Physical Sciences Elective
Social & Behavioral Sciences Elective

CJS124  Policing
CJS129  Corrections
Natural & Physical Sciences Elective
Written & Oral Communication Elective

SOC225  Cultural Diversity
CJS221  Criminology
CJS222  Criminal Law in the United States
Arts & Humanities Elective
Written & Oral Communication Elective
Social & Behavioral Sciences Elective
Elective

CJS223  Criminal Procedure

TOTAL CREDITS 61-63

With courses taught by professionals in the criminal justice field, you’ll be well-prepared to pursue a bachelor's degree in criminal justice or criminology. More than 90 percent of the coursework can be completed online.

Although this program is designed for transfer purposes, students who complete an associate of arts in criminal justice could gain employment in positions such as community corrections employee, private security officer, juvenile corrections officer and courtroom personnel. Students who continue on to complete a bachelor’s degree may obtain employment with federal law enforcement agencies such as the FBI and the U.S. Marshals Service or state agencies such as the Ohio Parole Authority.

DEGREE EARNED
Associate of arts in criminal justice

TRANSFER AGREEMENTS WITH
Kent State University

WORK IN MANY AREAS, INCLUDING
• correctional institutions
• juvenile correctional institutions
• private security
• court systems

PREPARE FOR A CAREER AS A 
• correctional officer
• bailiff
• court administrator

JOIN STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS 
Criminal Justice Student Association

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT 
Angela Smith Alder
Assistant Professor/Coordinator
Criminal Justice/Paralegal Studies
330-494-6170, Ext. 5282
asmithalder@starkstate.edu