Associate of Applied Science Degree Program in Criminal Justice

The Criminal Justice program at Sanford-Brown is designed to provide students with a basic knowledge about the criminal justice field. Areas of study include: law enforcement, law adjudication and corrections. The student can learn the necessary skills needed to pursue entry-level positions in the criminal justice field.

Students in the Criminal Justice program should be aware that additional education may be required for certain employment positions and that agencies and institutions that accept our students for externship placements and potential employers may conduct a criminal and/or personal background check. Some agencies and employers may require candidates to submit to a drug test. Students with criminal records that include felonies or misdemeanors (including those that are drug-related) or personal background issues such as bankruptcy might not be accepted by these agencies for internship or employment placement following completion of the program.

What career opportunities can you pursue upon successful completion of this degree?

  • Corrections Officer
  • Security Officer
  • Surveillance Officer
  • Private Investigator
  • Custom's Inspector

What are some of the topics you will study in this program?

  • Critical Thinking Skills
  • Legal Knowledge
  • Drugs and Crime
  • Criminology
  • Criminal Law & Procedure
  • Writing & Listening Skills

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SBC - Tysons Corner - Discontinued Program - Associate of Applied Science Degree Program in Criminal Justice


SBC - Tysons Corner - Graduation Rate

The percentage of first-time, full-time undergraduate students who started between
9/1/2008 and 8/31/2009 who completed within 150% of the normal time period: 44%

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Graduation Rate

A first-time student has no prior postsecondary experience before enrolling at this campus. This means that a student who attended another college, university or other postsecondary school before enrolling at this school is not included in the calculation. The rate also does not include students initially enrolled part-time, taking individual classes (as compared to enrolling in a full program), or only auditing classes. These rates are calculated using the Student Right-to-Know formula in order to comply with U.S. Department of Education requirements. The statistics track all first-time, full-time and certificate or degree-seeking undergraduate students who began school during the date range and have completed within 150% of the normal program length. For example, for a two-year program, the graduation rate would include students who had completed within three years of beginning the program. This statistic is not specific to one program alone; rather, all applicable undergraduate programs are included in this overall rate. Information pertaining to the Graduation Rates of all postsecondary institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education may be found on the College Navigator website.