College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Social Sciences Department
Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice

Program Objectives
The following objectives are designed to meet the University of the Virgin Islands’ mission and its objectives:

  • To develop students’ understanding of the American criminal justice system focusing upon the US Virgin Islands’ system and problems.
  • To present an overview of justice institutions, laws, theories and players that make up the system and develop critical reasoning and communication skills required for criminal justice practitioner career success.
  • To assist AAS graduates in obtaining entry-level criminal justice practitioner positions.
  • To prepare practitioner AAS students for professional advancement within justice agencies.