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Criminal Justice

Available at the Columbus, Grand Island and Hastings campuses. Some courses are available online.
  • CriminalJustice

    Criminal Justice requires skills including strong oral and written communication, reporting, independent organization, and decision-making and problem-solving.

    Job opportunities are available in law enforcement, corrections, probation, security, loss prevention, rehabilitation, youth development centers and domestic violence centers. 

    If you want to earn a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice, you should enroll in our Academic Transfer program. Your adviser will develop a course of study that meets the requirements for the first two years of study at the four-year college where you plan to complete your bachelor's degree.

    The Criminal Justice program at all campuses provides the opportunity to prepare to enter a career in a criminal justice field in two years or less.

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    • At 2017-18 tuition and fee rates, completing the 64 credits required for the Criminal Justice degree costs:

      Nebraska residents - $6,400
      Non-residents - $9,216

      These costs are for tuition and fees only for the program of study as listed in the CCC online catalog. It does not include the cost of foundations courses, retaking courses or taking courses in addition to those required for the degree. It does not include the cost of books, supplies, tools, computers or other items that may be required.

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    • Finish in 2 years by completing 16 credits a semester for 4 semesters

      The length of time to complete a program is based on a student taking only the courses required for the program as listed in our online catalog. It does not include the cost of foundations courses that may be required based on COMPASS, ASSET or ACT scores, retaking courses or taking courses that are not required by your program of study

      Your adviser will develop a plan of study to meet your personal needs.

    • CareerCoachCheck out Career Coach to learn about job openings, pay and career outlook for Criminal Justice graduates.