Criminal Justice

Frequently Asked Questions

What degrees can I earn in the Criminal Justice Program?

Humphreys College offers a Bachelor of Science and Associate in Arts in Criminal Justice.

What is the cost per unit?

See the Schedule of Tuition & Fees.

Is Financial Aid available?

Yes. The Financial Aid office is ready to assist with knowledge and assistance through the application process — be aware of the submission deadlines and apply today.

What careers are available in Criminal Justice?

Please review the Criminal Justice Educational Job Requirements chart, for law enforcement qualifications in California please review the selection standards at the California Police Officer Standards and Training website.

Do I need a degree to work in the Criminal Justice field?

It depends on what you want to do. Take a look at the various career options listed in the Criminal Justice Educational Job Requirements chart.

What is the age requirement to be a police officer?

California state law (Government Code, Section 1029 and 1031) requires a minimum age of 18. Almost all law enforcement departments require employees to be at least 21. If you have just graduated from high school, this would be an excellent time to make yourself more competitive by earning a degree at Humphreys College. For additional law enforcement age requirements, please review the Criminal Justice Educational Job Requirements chart.

What types of salary may I expect from a career in Criminal Justice?

Please review salaries for 2009 for criminal justice professionals in the Criminal Justice Educational Job Requirements chart.

How many units may I transfer to Humphreys College?

The college accepts units earned at other regionally accredited colleges, please review the transfer units section of the college catalog for more information.

Does the college accept CLEP, DANTES, or Advanced Placement credit?

Yes, please review the appropriate section of the college catalog for more information.

May I take courses online and/or at campus?

Courses may be taken on campus or online — you decide which delivery method works best for you and your schedule. NOTE: Up to 50% of the criminal justice program may be taken online.

Do I have to take a particular math class?

Students entering the Criminal Justice program are required to take a college-level math class, Statistics is recommended but not required.

Can I tour the campus and speak with a Criminal Justice professor?

If you would like a tour of the campus, contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , the Criminal Justice Program Coordinator at (209) 546-6080.


Ready to enroll? Contact an Admission Counselor for more information at (209) 478-0800.

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