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Criminal Justice: Public Police Services

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

Beginning Fall 2016, this program is no longer accepting new students at Harold Washington. Please refer to CCC’s transfer degree in Criminal Justice.

The study of theory and practice of contemporary criminal justice for those who plan careers as police officers or other criminal justice positions, as well as police who wish to advance in rank or into administrative levels of criminal justice.


Details: Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

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Program General Requirements

15 CH
Students should refer to the General Education Requirements for AAS degrees and speak to an advisor.  The A.A.S. model includes the State of Illinois Human Diversity requirement.

​Fine Arts & Humanities course (3)

Above course must fulfill the Human Diversity Requirement

Social & Behavioral Sciences course (3)

Mathematics & Science course (3)

Additional General Education course (3)

Program Core Requirements

33 CH

Additional Requirements

​Students must select a minimum of 6 credit hours from the following courses:

Program Elective Requirements

12 CH
Students must select a minimum of 12 credit hours from the following courses or others as recommended by a
College Advisor.   

Additional Elective (3)

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Total Minimum Credit Hours

Career Pathways

Human Sciences (Liberal Arts)

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