Overview

Prepare for a major in Criminal Justice by taking recommended courses to fulfill the requirements of a transfer degree.

Criminal Justice examines crime and society's response to crime. Students gain knowledge of the criminal justice system, legal procedures, and U.S. law. An interdisciplinary program, students also learn fundamentals of psychology, sociology, public administration, ethics and more.

The Associate of Arts - Direct Transfer Agreement (AA-DTA) is part of Shoreline’s General Transfer program and is designed to meet the first two years of requirements of most four-year degrees.

Completion Award
Associate of Arts - Direct Transfer Agreement
Length of Study
90 Credits
Starting Quarter
Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
Location
Online, On Campus
Tuition & Fees

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Per Quarter 
2018-2019
Residents Non-resident
Online Only
Non-resident
On Campus
Non-resident
Non-Citizen
 
1 credit $148.83 $162.97 $239.71  $326.25
5 credits $608.15 $678.85 $1,062.55  $1,495.25
12 credits (full-time) $1,291.10 $1,425.18 $2,207.48  $3,079.74
15 credits  $1,441.10 $1,577.40 $2,368.85 $3,251.40
Additional Fees
Approximately $20 - $120 per quarter, depending on courses selected

Ways to pay for school

Federal aid, scholarships, grants, and more are available to help you pay for school.

What You'll Learn

This program option is designed to support Shoreline’s general education outcomes: 

  • Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning:  Students will demonstrate college-level skills and knowledge in applying the principles of mathematics and logic. 
  • Communication Skills:  Students will read, write, speak in, and listen to college-level English. Effective communication incorporates awareness of the social nature of communication and the effects of ethnicity, age, culture, gender, sexual orientation, and ability on sending and receiving oral, non-verbal, and written messages. 
  • Multicultural Understanding:  Students will demonstrate understanding of issues related to race, social class, gender, sexual orientation, disabilities, and culture and the role these issues play in the distribution of power and privilege in the United States. 
  • Information Literacy:  Students will access, use, and evaluate information in a variety of formats, keeping in mind social, legal, and ethical issues surrounding information access in today’s society. 
  • General Intellectual Abilities:  Students will think critically within a discipline, identify connections and relationships among disciplines, and use an integrated approach to analyze new situations. 
  • Global Awareness:  Students will demonstrate understanding and awareness of issues related to, and consequences of, the growing global interdependence of diverse societies by integrating knowledge from multiple disciplines. Students will describe how social, cultural, political, and economic values and norms interact.

Careers & Opportunities

Students who study Law and Criminal Justice are prepared for a broad range of careers in the criminal justice field to include: law enforcement officer, corrections officer, parole officer, private security officer, in addition to civilian positions in the justice system, including advocacy work, or support staff in the court system or governmental agencies. Criminal Justice is also an excellent major for graduate study in criminology, forensic psychology, social work and law. Potential employers include: law enforcement agencies, correctional facilities, federal, state and local governments, the Federal Bureau of Investigations, private detective agencies, law firms, federal and district courts.

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This option is open to everyone. There are no eligibility requirements to start this program.

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