Program Overview

Eastern Wyoming College offers four program options in criminal justice. First, there is the Associates of Arts degree track, which can be done online. This program is designed for student interested in employment with agencies that require a college degree, such as probation/parole, case management, and federal agencies, as well as those wanting to pursue further education.

This is designed for students wanting a basic understanding of correctional work. Should they later decide to pursue a degree, all courses apply to the Criminal Justice Associate of Arts. Additionally, some people, who already possess a college degree in another area and currently working in the corrections field, have found this program useful as a way to supplement their knowledge of the criminal justice system.

Program Note: Those considering a career in the criminal justice field should be aware of strict admissions criteria employed by state standards and criminal justice agencies. Factors that may disqualify candidates for employment in the profession include conviction of a crime, history of drug abuse, psychological problems, and various physical conditions. Certain classes in the Eastern Wyoming College criminal justice programs may also be restricted to individuals for the same reasons. Please consult with a department faculty advisor if you have any concerns in this area.

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“I received my Associates Degree in the Criminal Justice Field through EWC and I have nothing but good things to say about the program. The instructors were very knowledgeable in their field and I was able to obtain a lot of information that I am able to use on my job. I will always cherish the experience and it helped build me into the person I am today.”

– Rebecca Riggs, Case Manager and Special Management Team at Wyoming Medium Correctional Institution