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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.

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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

Students to participate in social justice webinar with Jen Fry Talks on Jan. 19

January 15, 2021

Finlandia University students will begin difficult and necessary discussions on social and racial justice with the Jen Fry Talks virtual event on January 19 from 5:45-7:30 p.m. Social Justice Task Force members Nick Kwiek and Shane Voldarski talked with Finlandia Fridays host, Olivia Myers, this week about the upcoming Jen Fry Talks event and what they hope students will learn.

“We knew we needed an educational component to our campus anti-racist work. We decided […] Read More

Scholarship Spotlight: Shane Voldarski, Criminal Justice Major

December 01, 2020

Shane Voldarski is a criminal justice major at from Ontonagon, Mich. and recipient of the UP Commitment and Finlandia Merit Scholarships. Below is an interview between Voldarski and Amanda Staege about how scholarships have impacted their experience. 

Tell me a little about yourself and your family. Where did you grow up- what was that experience like? 

I am a first generation college student, and grew up in Ontonagon, about 45 minutes away from Finlandia. My childhood wasn’t the easiest, I […] Read More

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Marie Bonenfant Moves Back to Financial Aid

October 08, 2020

Photo taken prior to Covid-19 pandemic.

Marie Bonenfant (‘13) recently moved back to the Financial Aid office of Finlandia University as a Financial Aid Counselor.

She worked in the Financial Aid Office previously, then moved over to North Wind Books for a short time, but is now working as a Financial Aid Counselor once again.

Bonenfant grew up in the area and graduated from Finlandia in 2013 with a Bachelors in Psychology with a Criminal Justice […] 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
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