A major in Criminal Justice at Northeast Mississippi Community College can be the first step towards a career in law enforcement or even preparation for law school. While earning an Associate’s Degree at Northeast, students complete the first two years of coursework required for a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice at Mississippi senior colleges. Students not wishing to transfer to senior colleges will take specific coursework to better prepare them for immediate work in law enforcement.
Students majoring in Criminal Justice will be working towards an A.A. degree at Northeast Mississippi Community College. As found in the Northeast Mississippi Community College Student Catalog, the Associate of Arts Degree is awarded to students completing university parallel programs. Candidates for the A.A. degree must complete the following:
- Earn a minimum of 62 semester hours applicable to a bachelor’s degree of which 3 semester hours (Physical education or other activity courses) may be non-academic credits.
- Earn a grade point average of 2.0.
- Complete the 32 semester hours of general education core consisting of English Composition (ENG 1113 and ENG 1123), social and/or behavioral science (6 semester hours from sociology, psychology, political science, geography, economics, or education psychology), humanities (6 semester hours from history, literature, modern foreign language, philosophy, religion, art, speech, or music), laboratory science (8 semester hours), fine arts (3 semester hours selected from art/music/theatre appreciation), mathematics (MAT 1313, equivalent or above).