Criminal Justice

Explore Criminal Justice at Bay College

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Why Criminal Justice?

Criminal Justice is an exciting and competitive field, and students interested in pursuing a career in this area need to be focused, disciplined, and dedicated to excellence. This program offers students a variety of courses across all disciplines in criminal justice. The instructors have a vast array of experience in the field and bring unique perspectives to each course. Students who complete the four core criminal justice classes will also have the opportunity to complete an internship that provides real world experience in a criminal justice agency.

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Why Bay College?

Bay College offers students a solid education in the Criminal Justice field presented by instructors who have a vast array of experience and at least five years of field work in the areas of Law Enforcement, Criminal Courts and Corrections. The expertise brings a practical and unique perspective to each course. Class sizes are small, and instructors take a very hands-on approach to teaching this very interesting and important degree path.

Bay College Criminal Justice Program utilizes a mix of 7-week and full-semester long courses. Due to the specific sequence of courses required to complete an AAS degree in Criminal Justice, special approval from the lead advisor is needed for enrollment. In order to most efficiently serve the unique needs of students, every candidate entering the program will now have an opportunity to confer with the Criminal Justice lead advisor regarding placement scores, previous coursework, employment goals, transfer options and possible remote access needs.

Upon your attempt to enroll, you will be automatically referred to Sue Sundstrom-Young, lead advisor, or you may contact her directly at sundstrs_FROM_BAY_COLLEGE.

Certificate and Degree Options
Certificate/DegreeCompletion CreditsContact Hours
Criminal Justice (AA)60.00
Homeland Security60.00
Criminal Justice60.00

Beyond Bay College

This program is designed for students who wish to transfer to a 4-year university or college and pursue a baccalaureate degree in criminal justice. In preparation for transfer, this program provides students with a strong general education background, and upon completion, will satisfy the Michigan Transfer Agreement General Education Requirements.

Bay College in agreement with LSSU Escanaba Regional Center offers a bachelor's degree program in criminal justice which may be completed totally on the campus of Bay College.

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Career Opportunities

A degree in Criminal Justice opens the door to many careers in a diverse and growing field. Students can go on to be many things, such as:

  • Law Enforcement Officers
  • Corrections Officers
  • Court Professionals

O*NET OnLine has detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, researchers and more!

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