Criminal Justice

Through a partnership with Northern State University (NSU), Huron Community Campus offers an Associate of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice which allows students to attend Face to Face (F2F) classes while living in the Huron area. 

Courses are offered for $40 a credit plus $20 a credit administrative service charge. This degree program is a federal financial aid eligible program and will bring many options for students who enroll. Students may continue their education to obtain a Bachelor's Degree from NSU in one of their many online programs or on their campus.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will be able to identify and apply the theories, philosophy, policies, and practices of the major institutions of criminal justice as well as relevant substantive and procedural criminal law. (Cross-curricular Skills: Inquiry and Analysis)
  • Students will be able to explain how the major components of the criminal justice system (police, courts, and corrections) are inter-dependent, and how the political, legal, ethical, and socioeconomic environments in which they operate affect them as well as victims, offenders, justice professionals, and society. (Cross-curricular Skills: Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity)
  • Students will be able to identify the characteristics of high-quality data and methods in criminology and criminal justice research and effectively explain the results of such research to others. (Cross-curricular Skills: Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • Students will be able to assess the effectiveness of criminal justice and/or U.S. homeland security policies and practices through analysis of contemporary issues and threat landscapes. (Cross-curricular Skills: Problem Solving)
  • Students will be able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, and demonstrate basic knowledge of information technology. (Cross-curricular Skills: Teamwork)

Example Plan of Study