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Justice Professions

Associate of Applied Science

Are you a natural at finding answers to puzzling questions and seeking a job where you can really make an impact in your community? If so, Pima’s Justice Professions Associate of Applied Science degree may be the ideal academic choice for you. 

This degree program covers a broad range of knowledge and professional skills in criminal law, corrections and the American justice system. It is designed to prepare you for a career in the criminal justice profession or for transfer to a university Bachelor of Applied Science degree program.

Students planning to transfer should complete the Administration of Justice - Associate of Arts concentration instead.

The Law Enforcement Concentration is a Conditional Enrollment Program: You will be eligible to enroll in LEA courses once you have completed the Law Enforcement Certificate and the Department has authorized your enrollment. See the program director or advisor for more information.

Title IV Financial Aid eligible: Yes


East Campus

Contact Information

Division of Workforce and Continuing Education
Dean: 520.206.4664
Lead Faculty: 520.206.7477
Program Advisor: 520.206.7464
Information Sessions


Completing this program can lead to employment in a variety of different careers. Here are some examples of occupations related to this program with associated Pima County-based annual median wages. Some careers may require additional education or training. Source: EMSI

Occupation Annual Median Wage
First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers $50,627
First Line Supervisors of Police & Detectives $90,272

Academic Options

This program may apply toward a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS). See an advisor

Program/Major/Concentration Codes: AASJUS/JUS/**** (see concentrations)

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