Arts & Sciences

Criminal Justice - AAS

Associate in Applied Sciences - Criminal Justice

Protect and serve with an AAS in Criminal Justice

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WHY AN ASSOCIATES?

An associates in criminal justice is designed help students develop communication skills consistent with the needs of the criminal justice system, develop an understanding of ethics and provide students with the foundational knowledge necessary to be a criminal justice professional. Students will learn about criminological theory, sociology and psychology. With the completion of an AAS, students can go directly into a most academies, if interested.

criminal justice class

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Students graduating with a two-year degree in criminal justice are prepared for variety of careers, including those related to law enforcement, crime prevention and corrections.

If a student wants to continue his or her education, enrollment into FinnU’s Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice program is easy and convenient.

MEET YOUR PROFESSOR

Dr. Richard Gee

Dr. Gee is an associate professor who has been with Finlandia since 2012. Dr. Gee’s interests in Criminal Justice include Comparative Criminal Justice, Criminological Theory and Public Policy. He graduated with his B.S. and M.S. from Oklahoma State University earned his  Ph.D. from the University of Missouri-Columbia. 

Dr. Richard Gee

“My criminal justice degree made dispatching easier because I knew what the officers were thinking, you know, like the who, what, why and where. It just gave me a better insight into what they were looking for.”

Louise Owens ('80)

Associate in Applied Sciences Degree

Progress Sheet

The Classes

Course Offerings

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Communication: Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively in written and verbal form in preparation for the written components associated with the criminal justice system.
  • Creative Insight: Demonstrate expertise in Criminology.
  • Analytical and Critical Thinking: Demonstrate the foundational knowledge of sociology and psychology.
  • Personal Perspective: Understand and demonstrate knowledge of ethics.
  • Analytic and Creative Thinking: Students will be able to identify the presence of the US Constitution in
    the Criminal Justice System.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN THE NEWS

Finlandia Top Liberal Arts School Great Value
Finlandia Named a Top 30 Liberal Arts College in the Midwest

February 06, 2020

Finlandia University has been named a Top 30 Liberal Arts College in the Midwest according to Great Value Colleges.

“Finlandia is honored to be included in the list of the Top 30 Liberal Arts Colleges in the Midwest, as presented by Great Value College,” said Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Fredi deYampert. “Finlandia is indeed a great value. We are the only liberal arts university in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Our tuition is competitive and the quality of […] Read More

Criminal Justice alumna, Louise Owens (’80), dedicated to helping others at work and home

May 31, 2019

Louise Owens ’80 with her two grandchildren.

Louise Owens (‘80) always wanted to be two things: a police officer and a mother. Although she had been interested in criminal justice since kindergarten, she never imagined herself going to college. She assumed she would enter the workforce as a secretary. Until the day she saw a sign for Suomi College.

“I never expected to go to college, except maybe a local community college,” said Owens, who is originally from Farmington, […] Read More

Suomi College of Arts & Sciences Invites All to Senior Capstone Presentations

April 22, 2019

The time of year has come for Finlandia University seniors to begin wrapping up their studies, and begin to think about the future. Suomi College of Arts & Sciences (SCAS) seniors will be presenting on their capstones Thursday, May 2 in Wargelin Hall in Classroom 303.

SCAS Capstones are projects theorized, researched, completed and presented upon by senior students here at FinnU. For the last few years, Finlandia has opened its doors and welcomed anyone to come for the presentations.

The college […] Read More

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Faculty and Staff

Richard Gee

Associate Professor, Criminal Justice

richard.gee@finlandia.edu

Jason Oyadomari

Associate Professor of Biology & Dean of Suomi College of Arts and Sciences

jason.oyadomari@finlandia.edu