ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
You can complete this pathway to an associate degree:
- Fully online
- At the Poplar Bluff campus
- At our locations in Dexter, Kennett, and Sikeston (through face-to-face, ITV, and online classes)
If you are looking for an opportunity for public service in a challenging job that involves personal responsibility, you may find success in the criminal justice field.
Three Rivers' Associate of Science degree, Administration of Justice pathway is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to earn a bachelor's degree in Law Enforcement or Criminal Justice. Three Rivers offers an affordable way to fulfill your general education requirements and expand your knowledge of this field. Our class sizes are small, offering more personalized instruction than at a large university. The faculty hold advanced degrees in the specialties they teach.
An AA, Administration of Justice pathway will prepare you to move into a bachelor's program, where you can specialize in a particular area such as corrections, law enforcement, forensics, or youth services. A bachelor's degree is the minimum for jobs like secret service and FBI agent, and a master's degree in criminal justice is often required for higher-level work including profiling, forensics, and criminal psychology.
Careers available in the criminal justice sector include law enforcement, corrections, youth services, forensics, insurance investigator, legal consultant, criminal pathologist, and fraud investigator.
For those who want a two-year career/technical degree, Three Rivers offers an Associate of Applied Science degree and several certificates in Criminal Justice.
Degrees and Certificates
Associate of Science degree, Administration of Justice pathway
Three Rivers' Associate of Science, Administration of Justice pathway transfers as the first two years of a four-year program at area universities. Students pursuing this degree should meet with an academic advisor at Three Rivers and at their intended baccalaureate institution to determine an appropriate educational plan to help ensure a seamless transfer.
Curriculum and Courses
View a suggested degree plan for an Associate of Science in Administration of Justice. An advisor can help you work out an education plan that is right for you. For enrollment information, call 877-TRY-TRCC or email EnrollNow@trcc.edu.