Program at a Glance
The study of criminal justice encompasses the policies of the criminal justice system, behavioral characteristics of victims, offenders, and practitioners, and the legal framework within which each operates. The department, through the criminal justice curriculum, provides instruction to students interested in careers in law enforcement, corrections, and associated fields as well as to students interested in graduate school or law school.
The Associate's of Science degree program is designed to empower students to cultivate their unique potential and talents as well as to promote mastery of the knowledge, skills and aptitudes necessary for effective leadership. Leighton University believes that this balance enables graduates to make a difference by creating new opportunities and providing workable solutions to current and future 21st century dilemmas.
Goals and Objectives of the Program
Upon a successful completion of the Associate's of Science in Criminal Justice, the graduate will have acquired the ability to:
A Manageable Schedule
All undergraduate courses at Leighton University are in Six-Week or Eight-Week Terms. To remain full time, a student will need to take 2 courses each of the two Terms that are build into the semester. The number of credit hours you take each semester should be discussed with your Academic Navigator and reflective of your personal and work schedules — these courses are fast paced, intensive, yet manageable.