Criminology and Justice Studies (A.A.S.)

Program Introduction

The Associate of Arts degree in Justice Studies prepares graduates for para-professional positions in the field of justice studies. The program can serve as a foundation for advanced justice studies in several areas, including retail security, industrial security, forensics, law and corrections. Graduates typically seek employment in probation offices, social service agencies, courts, local law enforcement offices and crime labs.


  • Ashtabula Campus
  • East Liverpool Campus
  • Geauga Campus and the Twinsburg Academic Center
  • Salem Campus
  • Stark Campus
  • Trumbull Campus
  • Tuscarawas Campus


Admission Requirements

The university affirmatively strives to provide educational opportunities and access to students with varied backgrounds, those with special talents and adult students who graduated from high school three or more years ago.

Kent State campuses at Ashtabula, East Liverpool, Geauga and the Twinsburg Academic Center, Salem, Stark, Trumbull and Tuscarawas, have open enrollment admission for students who hold a high school diploma, GED or equivalent.

For more information on admissions, contact the Regional Campuses admissions offices.