Academic Programs • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement

 • Visit Criminal Justice program information on MC's online catalog

The Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement program at Midland College is designed to prepare students for the complex responsibilities of policing a community. It is intended to give the students knowledge of the criminal justice system in general, legal issues, human nature, social problems, and attitudes that differ from their own.

With a choice of two degree options, students can elect to prepare themselves for two career options:

  • to continue on with their education and earn a baccalaureate degree in criminal justice, law enforcement, or a related area from a university (the AS degree option); or

  • to prepare themselves for immediate employment in the criminal justice field and success in the police academy (the AAS degree option).

Students completing the AAS degree option also qualify for admission to the Bachelor of Applied Technology (BAT) program at Midland College.


The US Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.” Midland College is committed to creating an educated workforce by offering occupational programs that lead to gainful employment.

 • Law Enforcement

 crij footerFor more information please contact:
Brian Kneisley
Professor of Criminal Justice / Law Enforcement Program Coordinator
Midland College
(432) 685-4685