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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.

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. 

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

Dr. Richard Gee receiving 2022 Distinguished Faculty Award
Dr. Richard Gee earns 2022 Distinguished Faculty Award

July 13, 2022

Dr. Richard Gee joined Finlandia’s Suomi College of Arts & Sciences in 2012 when he was brought on to develop the University’s Criminal Justice curriculum. After revising, creating and teaching more than 30 different courses and establishing multiple articulation agreements for continued learning, Gee was honored at this year’s spring commencement with the 2022 Board of Trustees Distinguished Faculty Award.

“I was honored to be nominated by Dr. Virtanen for the award,” Gee said. “I […] Read More

2022 Commencement
Finlandia honors graduating Class of 2022

May 04, 2022

On Sunday, May 1, Finlandia University held its annual Spring Commencement Ceremony honoring 84 graduates in the Class of 2022. There was standing room only in the Hirvonen Hall Auditorium with more than 700 in attendance.

In his greeting, President Johnson opened with Finlandia’s Land Acknowledgment:

“Finlandia University was founded as Suomi College by Finnish Lutheran immigrants in 1896 on land ceded by the Anishnaabe people in the Treaty of 1842. We seek to honor and respect the sacred and enduring kinship […] Read More

Meet your Fall 2021 Orientation Leaders

August 19, 2021

Finlandia is excited to introduce its Fall 2021 Orientation Leaders. On-Campus Orientation is a series of in-person events and activities that will introduce students to the Finlandia campus and community. Each new student will be assigned to an orientation group or “flock”, named after a bird species that is present in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Each flock will have a different orientation schedule, which will be provided to students after they arrive on campus. We encourage students to ask questions and […] Read More

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Faculty and Staff

Richard Gee

Associate Professor, Criminal Justice

richard.gee@finlandia.edu

Cassandra Hill, Ph.D.

Dean (Suomi College of Arts & Sciences/International School of Art & Design)

Cassandra.Hill@finlandia.edu

Mariana Nakashima

Administrative Assistant ISB - SCAS

Mariana.Nakashima@finlandia.edu
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