Social Sciences: Criminal Justice Major

The Social Sciences: Administration of Justice Major is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four year college to earn a degree in criminal justice or ADJ.

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Brianna Sine

2018 Laurel Ridge grad Brianna Sine is doing a job she loves right in her hometown. She was recently sworn in as a police officer for Luray Police Department.

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Dominika Seal

Page County resident Dominika Seal spent much of her life globetrotting, but when it came time to further her education, she didn’t have to leave her own backyard – thanks to the Luray-Page County Center she was able to obtain her associate of science degree days before turning 40

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Tamika Fischer

Strasburg High School graduate Tamika Fischer is a mom, a veteran, an employee, and a college graduate.

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Associate of Science
2 Years (4 Full-Time Semesters)

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Tuition and Funding Options

Tuition rates for this program are approximately one-third the cost of attending a four-year college or university in Virginia. Compare savings now!

An estimated $15.2 million dollars in grants, loans, work-study and scholarships are awarded to Laurel Ridge Community College students each year. We are committed to using all available funds to help you gain access to a college education.

Payment plans are offered to break down tuition payments.

View all financial aid, payment options, and more HERE.

Transfer Statement

The associate of arts and sciences (AA&S) and associate of science (AS) degrees are designed to provide freshman and sophomore level course work toward the completion of a bachelor’s degree. These programs require students to take essentially the same courses as required by their four-year college or university counterparts.

To help facilitate the transfer process, Laurel Ridge has created a Transfer webpage that provides detailed information such as tuition, GPA, application requirements, course equivalents, and other information that may be useful in the transfer process.

The Virginia Community College System also offers a Transfer Planning Tool through the Virginia Education Wizard.  

Laurel Ridge offers many services and programs to assist transfer students. Students are encouraged to seek the assistance of an advisor to gain additional information to plan a successful transfer experience.

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