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 in 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
On Campus

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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.

Estimated Tuition & Fees

(does not include additional program or course fees, books, or supply costs)

Per Quarter
WA-Resident Non-WA resident,
US citizen, &
Eligible non-citizen

On Campus
Non-WA resident
Non-US citizen¹
Non-WA resident, US citizen
Online Only
1 credit $145.17  $245.71  $339.54 $162.51
5 credits $673.85  $1,176.57  $1,645.70  $760.55
12 credits (full-time) $1,462.52  $2,476.40 $3,422.10  $1,637.76
15 credits $1,641.05 $2,667.59  $3,624.45 $1,819.05

¹ Includes all International Students, both on campus and overseas online

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.

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