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Criminal Justice

Southwest offers three 60-credit-hour degree programs for students interested in pursuing a career in criminal justice. To work in this field, one must have a good driving record with few traffic violations, no DUIs, no felony convictions and must be able to pass drug screens. Many institutions accept all or part of the course work toward a baccalaureate degree. Students intending to transfer credits should contact both their advisor and the transfer institution to determine applicable policies or restrictions.

Programs of Study

Associate of Applied Science Degree [A.A.S.]

Associate of Arts Degrees [A.A.]

Associate of Science Degrees [A.S.]

Program and Course Information

To find out more about courses offered at Southwest, you can use our Catalog Search to view descriptions of our courses or the Class Schedule Search to see when and where a class is being offered.

Criminal Justice is part of the Career Studies Division. For more information about the Criminal Justice degree programs, feel free to email/call Liz Lawrence, 901-333-4161, or Joanitha Barnes, 901-333-5101, with specific questions about the programs.