Criminal Justice | AA
Associate of Arts
Sioux City
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This program is designed to prepare students for beginning professional work in the criminal justice and allied professions. Graduates understand the causes of crime and criminal justice system responses. Students focus on the nature of the criminal justice system and the connection between law and social justice.

Criminologists and criminal justice professionals investigate why crimes are committed, who is committing them, what type of societal factors might be contributing to higher crime rates, and the best ways to predict, deter, and prevent future crimes. An undergraduate with a criminology/criminal justice degree serves as a strong foundation for advanced training and prepares students for bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in social science, social work, counseling, and law.

Meet Your Advisor

Nancy McMahon
Career Navigator
Call  712.317.3384
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Meet Your Faculty and Staff

Dr. Jill Moravek MS, LMSW, PhD
Sociology Instructor
Call  712.317.3183

Estimated Program Costs

In-state tuition and fees: $13,728.00 *
Out-of-state tuition and fees: $14,124.00 *
Educational fees: $97.00/semester
Estimated books: $200.00/semester **
Estimated transportation and personal expense: $2,273.00/semester
Estimated student housing and meals: $3,400.00/semester

* This is an approximate cost based on tuition and fees set by the Board of Directors before each school year. Course level fees may also apply. Additional charges for licensure or credential testing may be a part of your program.
** The cost of books varies per program.