2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
    Jul 20, 2024  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Criminal Justice, Associate Degree, ACJ

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Program Description

Code 314 - 63 Credits

The Associate Degree in Criminal Justice is a program designed to prepare students for a career in criminal justice or to provide students with a degree that will meet the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) for transfer to a baccalaureate degree program. Please carefully consider course requirements for chosen majors at your transfer institution and work with an Academic Advisor to select appropriate courses from the available transfer guides or from the courses that meet the MTA.

Requirements for the Degree

  1. A minimum of sixty (60) credit hours earned, excluding BIOL, CHEM, ENGL, MATH, TSEN, TSMA, TSRE courses with numbers less than 100, and MUSI 100 .
  2. A cumulative grade point average at KCC of at least 2.0.
  3. A minimum of fifteen (15) credit hours must be completed at Kellogg Community College.
  4. A maximum of 75% of the credit hours required for a degree may be documented and transferred to KCC.
  5. All first time, degree seeking, KCC students must complete the FYS 101 - First Year Seminar  course with a grade of C or higher. See an Academic Advisor for course completion and/or any questions pertaining to the FYS course.

Service-Learning Requirement

Students who obtain an Associate Degree in Arts, Criminal Justice, Elementary Education, General Studies, International Studies, or Science will be required to complete a service-learning experience. Students completing an Associate of Applied Science Degree in the Industrial Trades are encouraged to complete a service-learning experience. Please ask your Academic Advisor which courses incorporate service-learning, or search in class schedules. The final grade in the course must qualify for academic credit in order to receive the service-learning endorsement.


There are no additional admission requirements to pursue this degree other than what is required by Kellogg Community College.


For more Criminal Justice program information, see the program webpage: http://www.kellogg.edu/academics/departments/public-safety-education/criminal-justice/criminal-justice/.

To apply to the Criminal Justice program and begin mapping your course sequence, use this link advising@kellogg.edu to make an appointment with an academic advisor.

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