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Criminal Justice


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At a Glance

Program Credit Hours

60 – 62 credit hours

  • General Education: 42 – 44
  • Major / Concentration: 18
  • Criminal Justice Internship

Standard Completion Time

  • 2 Years


  • HLC

Ancilla Criminal Justice

Check out what this program has to offer!

Why study 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 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 associate 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.

What are your career options?

  • Correctional Specialist
  • Legal Assistant
  • Paralegal
  • Private Detective
  • Probation Officer
  • Security Professional
  • And More!

The following is an example of the Ancilla Criminal Justice Program semester curriculum and is subject to change.

Usual First Semester Courses

  • Intro to American Criminal Justice
  • Intro to Corrections
  • Computer Literacy
  • Writing I
  • Freshman Seminar
  • Intro to Sociology

Usual Second Semester Courses

  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • Writing II
  • Concentration Elective
  • General Psychology
  • College Algebra or higher

Usual Third Semester Courses

  • Public Speaking
  • World Literature I
  • Ethics
  • History of Art
  • Criminal Law & Procedure

Usual Fourth Semester Courses

  • Criminology
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Social Problems
  • Criminal Justice Internship


Ancilla College is a liberal arts institution of higher learning sponsored by the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ and is part of The Center at Donaldson. The college’s religious tradition is Roman Catholic; its climate, ecumenical. In a caring environment, Ancilla serves a diverse population, as we transform and empower students to achieve high academic goals, lifelong learning, successful careers and values-centered lives.


Ancilla College, founded in 1937, is a private, Catholic, not-for-profit, two-year college offering over two dozen associate degree programs. Students from 12 states and 15 countries live and learn at Ancilla.

Mail: P.O. Box 1, Donaldson, IN, 46513.

Location: 9601 Union Road, Plymouth, IN, 46563.

Call toll-free: 1.866.ANCILLA (866) 262-4552 or (574) 936-8898.


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