About Criminal Justice & Homeland Security

Law and order: It’s not just an adventure. It could be your career.

If you can judge by the number of television shows and movies that continue to be developed on the subject, Criminal Justice is a career field that can be very exciting. But professionals know there’s a lot more to the many different jobs involved in enforcing the law than meets the lens of a camera. From police departments to courtrooms to correctional institutions, the men and women who uphold our laws and protect our citizens perform a vitally important public service.

The Associate degree program at Butler prepares you to continue your education at most four-year colleges. You will study law enforcement procedures and the operation of our courts and correctional institutions. There are also courses covering gang investigation techniques, intelligence analysis and criminal investigation. Internships will give you the opportunity to connect with area criminal justice agencies and apply what you’ve learned in real-world settings.

Most career opportunities in criminal justice require a four-year degree, but the coursework you complete at Butler will make the overall cost of your education more affordable. Our small classes enable our experienced instructors to work closely with our students, ensuring that your time at Butler produces a solid foundation on which you can confidently continue your education.

Your Butler degree in Criminal Justice could lead to a career in:

  • Law Enforcement
  • Courts
  • Corrections
  • Local, State or Federal Homeland Security
  • Private Security or Investigation