Criminal Justice

Are you interested in a public service career that makes a real difference? The Ancilla College Criminal Justice program will provide you with the background and skills needed to succeed in local, state, and federal law enforcement, security, and related careers.  An Associate’s degree in Criminal Justice can be a first step to a bachelor’s degree in related areas like political science, psychology, and even law school.

An Ancilla Associates degree is a career builder for those interested in or currently working in the criminal justice or law enforcement fields. Your criminal justice degree can launch a career as a probation officer, correctional specialist, private detective, paralegal, legal assistant or security professional.


Suggested Schedule of Classes:

First Semester Credits
CRJU 150 Intro to American Criminal Justice 3
CRJU 155 Intro to Corrections 3
CS 135 Computer Literacy 3
ENGL 110 Writing I 3
HUM 101 Freshman Seminar 1
SOC 140 Intro to Sociology

Second Semester

CRJU 215 Juvenile Delinquency 3
ENGL 212 Writing II 3
Concentration Elective*** 3
PSY 115 General Psychology 3
MATH 110 College Algebra or higher 3

* Three areas must be represented from Humanities, Fine Arts, Religion or Philosophy
** Students must take two 5 credit hour science courses
*** Concentration Electives: CRJU 275 Intro to American Law Enforcement, PSY 265 Abnormal Psychology, SOC 160 Social Problems

Concentration Total:  18 credit hours
General Education Requirements:  44 credit hours
ASSOCIATE DEGREE TOTAL:  62 credit hours


The Indiana Sheriffs’ Association Scholarship is available to qualified students who are committed to pursuing an education and career in the law enforcement field.