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Associate in Arts with a pathway to a degree in Criminal Justice Administration

The Associate in Arts with a pathway to a degree in Criminal Justice Administration prepares you with the skills to enter into the field of criminal justice and enhance your ability to be hired in non-sworn, local, state, federal agencies, and private sector entry-level positions. You will also develop a strong educational foundation that enables you to seek upper-division degrees.

Career Fields

  • Juvenile Justice
  • Private Security
  • Law Enforcement
  • Corrections
  • Probation and Parole
  • Detention Centers
  • Community-based Intervention programs

About the Program

The Associate in arts degree, is a transferable preparing  you for upper-division studies. Such as our Bachelor of Applied Science in Public Safety Management. Additionally, students wishing to attend law school may find the Associate in Arts degree an important first step toward achieving their goal.

Admission Requirements:

  • Prospective students must have a high school diploma or GED.
  • Prospective students must fill out an MDC admissions application.
  • Prospective students must take the placement test.
  • Prospective students end with a visit to the new student center for orientation and advisement.



Miami Dade College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate and baccalaureate degrees.
Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Miami Dade College.
Miami Dade College is an equal access/equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, marital status, age, religion, national origin,
disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, or genetic information. Contact the Office of Equal Opportunity Programs/ADA Coordinator, at 305.237.2577 for information.