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LSC-Tomball Criminal Justice Department

Department Contacts
Richard Becker
Professor - Criminal Justice
281-401-1835

Debra Parish
Chair of Behavioral Science
281-351-3341

Deena Donaho
Division Coordinator
281-357-3798

 

The criminal justice program is designed for individuals interested in the fields of law enforcement, corrections, parole, probation, social work, law or private security.

Criminal justice is a program that examines the causes, processes and procedures of a social system designed to deal with individuals who violate the laws of an ever-changing society. Criminal justice also examines the role of police, courts, corrections, probation/parole and juvenile justice as they interact with society and with each other.

What can I do with this degree?

The associate of arts in criminal justice at LSC-Tomball opens the door to many exciting careers in law enforcement and policing, as well as transfer opportunities to four-year colleges and universities. Most agencies are headed toward a minimum of two-year degree entry requirement and many agencies require a four-year degree. The degree is also an excellent beginning for those interested in a career in the legal field as an attorney or paralegal.

Typical Job Titles

A wide variety of career opportunities are available to graduates. These include:
  • Deputy Sheriff
  • Deputy Constable
  • Municipal Police Officer
  • Court Bailiff
  • Correctional Officer
  • Security Officer
  • State Police Officer

How is the job market?

Criminal justice is a growth industry and the job potential appears very stable. Earning potential varies from job to job, county to county and state to state. Currently, law enforcement positions are starting around $40,000 per year. Median correctional and jail officer salaries are around $3,000 per month.

How can I get started?

Apply online to LSC-Tomball: http://lonestar.edu/admissions-application.htm.

You can also contact the department for futher information: 281.357.3798.

Are scholarships and financial aid available?

LSC-Tomball wants to do what we can to help all students afford college. For more information about financial aid opportunities, please visit the links below:

Attention Veterans: LSCS offers many resources to veterans seeking to further their education. Criminal justice is a terrific field to consider! Visit our Veterans Affairs department online and learn the steps necessary to take advantage of these resources.

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