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  • Learn in state-of-the-art facilities, including a Simulation House (Sim City), scenario-based jail cells and a firearms training range, that mirror the settings, scenarios and situations that you’ll face in the criminal justice field.
  • Develop the skills you need to succeed in a criminal justice career, including investigation techniques, professional communication, criminal and juvenile law and more. 
  • Gain professional experience through Gateway’s Criminal Justice internship program, take advantage of networking opportunities such as Criminal Justice Club, and work with certified police stations or law enforcement agencies before graduation.
  • Network and grow your resume by working with expert instructors who possess knowledge and insights about job openings, training opportunities and current criminal justice trends. 
  • Prepare for a rewarding career by pursuing employment in corrections or security, or by applying to Gateway’s Law Enforcement Academy after graduating with your Criminal Justice Studies associate degree.
Program Credits
Kenosha Campus, Online, Racine Campus
Financial Aid Eligible
Tuition & Fees: $10,190
Books and Supplies: $4,886
Start Dates
Spring, Fall
Salary Outlook
Career Opportunities:
Police Officer, Deputy Sheriff, Corrections Officer, Jailer, Probation Officer

Criminal Justice Studies Career Pathway

Career Pathways are designed to help you reach your educational goals and explore college and career options. Pathways are made up of related certificates, diplomas and degrees that build on common skills and knowledge. You can begin at any point on the Career Pathway and customize your pathway to fit your goals. View the pathway for your area of interest.