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The Criminal Justice Program at Zane State College

The Criminal Justice major emphasizes areas of criminal justice designed for students who intend to pursue careers in the criminal justice profession which includes law enforcement and corrections, the courts, probation and parole, investigations, victim advocacy, and criminology. Some of the career paths include, but are not limited to, police officer, sheriff’s deputy, highway patrol trooper, court bailiff, security officer, adult and juvenile corrections officer, correctional case managers, and wildlife officers.

The degree program is suitable for those professionals who wish to enter the criminal justice field, those who are already employed in the field and wish to advance, as well as those who seek to continue their education at the baccalaureate or master’s level. Specific admission requirements are available from the Criminal Justice Program Director.

Program Highlights

  • Criminal Justice offers a seemingly endless variety of career options
  • Students are on the forefront for positive social change
  • Instructed by professionals with at least 20 or more years of experience in the field

Program Video

Application and Program Materials

Degree Details

Major: Criminal Justice
: Associate of Applied Science
Location: On Campus 
Duration: 2 Years
Type: Public Service
Course of Study: CJUS_COS_22_23


Commander: Bryan Postlethwait, bpostlethwait@zanestate.edu

Criminal Justice and Peace Officer Academy Program Director: Dr. John Gibson, jgibson@zanestate.edu


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