Criminal Justice Transfer Pathway - Riverland

Criminal Justice Transfer Pathway

Transfer PathwayAccelerate Your Criminal Justice Career at Riverland Community College

Riverland Community College’s Criminal Justice Transfer Pathway AS degree offers a dynamic and structured path to a career in criminal justice. This program ensures that students not only receive a robust education through a mix of liberal arts and specialized corrections courses but also graduate with the credits needed to transfer seamlessly into a bachelor’s degree program at a Minnesota State university with junior-year status.

Why Choose Riverland’s Criminal Justice Program?

  • Direct Transfer Opportunities: Complete your AS degree and transfer directly to one of the seven Minnesota State universities, entering as a junior and continuing your education in criminal justice or corrections.
  • Hands-On Experience: Participate in a required Corrections Internship to discover your strengths and tailor your career path in the corrections field through real-world experience.
  • Personalized Education: Work closely with Program Advisors to customize your degree according to your personal and career goals.

Curriculum Focus

  • Criminal Justice Field Experience
  • Criminal Investigations
  • Victimology
  • Corrections and Penology
  • Juvenile Law and Procedures

Student Expectations

Scholarship Opportunities To support your studies, Riverland offers several scholarships, including the Criminal Justice Law Enforcement Program Scholarship. For more information on how to apply and deadlines, please visit Riverland Foundation Scholarships.

Student and Faculty Highlights

  • Student Success: Sydney Brekke, an alumnus, shares her transformative journey through the dual major in Law Enforcement and Corrections, highlighting the program’s flexibility and the dedicated support from faculty which guided her career path in Corrections.
  • Faculty Excellence: Instructors like Rich Watkins and Al Shuda bring decades of field experience into the classroom, providing invaluable insights and mentorship to help you succeed not only academically but also in your future career.

Are You Ready to Make a Difference? If you’re inspired to start a career where you can truly make an impact, Riverland’s Criminal Justice Program is the perfect place to begin. With dedicated faculty, a focused curriculum, and hands-on learning experiences, Riverland prepares you for success in the criminal justice field.

Fill out our request for more information form today to learn more about the program and how you can join a community of motivated criminal justice professionals. Take the first step towards a rewarding career with Riverland Community College!

Last Updated: May 7, 2024

    Quick Facts
  • Associate of Science
  • 60 Credits | Four Semesters
  • Location: Austin
  • Offering: Fall, Spring

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