Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement

Program Info

Year Established
Degree Type
Associate in Arts
Office Contact
Social Science, Arts, and Fitness Division: 313-845-9625,, Fine Arts Bldg, Room: F-140
Faculty Contact
Daniel Kearney: 313-845-9714,, Liberal Arts Building, Room: K-109W

Program Description


Emphasizes the preservation of peace, the prevention of crime, and the protection of life and property. Prepares students for entry into the public service fields of law enforcement with a full working comprehension of the relationships between public and private concerns. Students completing the program benefit from articulation agreements with Eastern Michigan University, Madonna University, University of Michigan-Dearborn, and Lake Superior State University. This program allows successful students to continue their studies toward a bachelor degree in criminal justice with no loss of credit hours.

Program Learning Outcomes
  • Develop a report which effectively analyses and communicates a given situation.
  • Apply case law, criminal procedure, and custodial law by analyzing fact patterns and situations.
  • Analyze critical issues in law enforcement ( i.e., use of fatal force, racial profiling, minorities in law enforcement, police misconduct ) and their impact on day to day operations of a police department.
  • Distinguish between Police Community Relations and Community Policing and how each impact Community Policing.
  • Characterize the importance of ethics and ethical decisions at all levels and processes within the criminal justice system.
Career Opportunities
  • Federal Law Enforcement
  • Police Officer
  • Private Security
  • State Law Enforcement

General Education

Category 3: Mathematics
Complete any one from the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) list.
Category 5: Humanities and Fine Arts
Complete any one, from a different discipline (not WR).
Category 6: Natural Sciences
Complete any two, including one with laboratory experience, from different disciplines.
Credit Hours

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Program Requirements

Minimum Total Credit Hours