Justice & Public Policy (Acc)

The Associate Degree in Justice & Public Policy is designed for those individuals that have an interest in the process and procedures that lead to the creating and maintaining of a positive, non-violent environment within a community.  This is done by exploring criminal causation & laws, public policies, and the total justice system.  Through the required courses, the program is intended to grow and enhance both your professional and Christian values.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Students will professionally and effectively communicate through writing and oral presentations using appropriate criminal justice terminology.
  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of theories of the causes of criminal activity and public policies that aid in crime prevention.
  • Students will accurately describe the role and function of law enforcement, corrections, juvenile procedures, and the courts in society.
  • Students will evaluate the effectiveness of criminal justice and security professional in crime prevention and in criminal justice prosecutions.
  • Students will be able to gather, analyze and evaluate relevant information to create ethical legal decisions based upon Christian principles.


Required Core in Major27
Major Requirements33
Total Hours60
Core Courses
CCE 110Western Culture & Worldview3
CCE 120Western Thought & Worldview3
REL 100The Bible3
REL 110Christian Faith3
ENG 104Introduction to Writing3
COMM 105Public Speaking3
MATH 125Contemporary Math3
COMM 460Cross-Cultural Communication3
PSY 101General Psychology3
Major Requirements
MATH 121Intermediate Algebra3
JPP 102Introduction to Law Enforcement3
JPP 103Criminology3
JPP 104Introduction to Courts3
JPP 110Juvenile Justice Theory3
JPP 150Introduction to Probation and Parole3
JPP 207Substantive Criminal Law3
JPP 206Corrections in America3
JPP 214Criminal Investigation3
JPP 255Stress Management3
JPP 308Procedural Criminal Law3
Total Hours60