Criminal Justice Science/Law Enforcement CJLE.S.AAS

Associate of Applied Science - 64 Credit Hours

Division: Business and Public Services
Department: Criminal Justice Science

What is "Criminal Justice Science/Law Enforcement"?

The Associate of Appllied Science Degree in Criminal Justice prepares entry-level professionals from diverse backgrounds in theoretical foundations, knowledge, skills, and practices of criminal justice operations. This study enables students to develop rational decisions and informed responses to challenges facing law enforcement and criminal justice professionals today.

This degree program contains one or more embedded certificates which will be automatically awarded when the certificate requirements are completed.

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrates the ability to transfer pedagogical classroom experience into the world of work and the continuation of life-long learning practices
  • Demonstrates effective written and verbal communication skills; communicates effectively with all constituents of the Criminal Justice System who are involved in the criminal justice process, and incorporates the standard communication model (sending, receiving, analyzing, and responding)
  • Demonstrates a proficient use of technology and information literacy fundamentals and applies comprehensive knowledge specific to the Criminal Justice procession and the processes involved in responding appropriately to assorted scenarios, writings, projects, and assessments
  • Demonstrates a sense of values, citizenship, and community toward oneself and others, and works effectively, independently, and collaboratively with diverse populations in adverse conditions
  • Utilizes creative and critical thinking skills by addressing Criminal Justice Science issues / problems by using acceptable problem-solving strategies and techniques, research, analyzing, synthesizing, evaluation /assessment, and adaptation
  • Exemplify high standards of Criminal Justice Science professionalism, employment qualifications, stewardship of resources, and time management


Formal articulation agreements with other colleges and universities indicate how Sinclair programs and courses will transfer to other institutions.


Prepares students to apply for Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy.


Course Title Credits
Ohio Transfer Module: Arts & Humanities Elective 3
BIS 1120 Introduction to Software Applications 3
CJS 1101 Introduction to Criminal Justice Science 3
CJS 1103 Constitutional Law & Evidentiary Procedures 3
CJS 1105 Criminal Law 3
CJS 1110 Interrogation, Documentation & Testimony 3
CJS 1125 Policing 3
CJS 1155 Homeland Security Issues & Administration 3
CJS 2111 Ethics & Professionalism in Criminal Justice 3
CJS 2200 Human Relations, Mediation, & Conflict Resolution 3
CJS 2205 Introduction to Criminal Investigation & Forensic Science 3
CJS 2209 Computer Crime 3
CJS 2295 Criminal Justice Science Seminar 4
COM 2245 Intercultural Communication 3
ENG 1101 English Composition I 3
PSY 1100 General Psychology 3
SOC 1101 Introduction to Sociology 3
SOC 2226 Criminology 3
(COM 2206 OR COM 2211) 3
(MAT 1120 OR Ohio Transfer Module: Mathematics Elective) 3
(BIO 1107 OR Ohio Transfer Module: Natural & Physical Sciences Elective) 3
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