Criminal Justice (A.S.)

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If serving and protecting others is your passion, prepare for a career in the field of corrections and criminal justice. With an online Associate Degree in Criminal Justice, you’ll be able to communicate effectively with clients and colleagues so that you’re able to pursue a life of responsible service and leadership.

This program can help you:

  • Gain a core knowledge base in criminal justice in order to prepare you for your chosen career within the justice field and/or graduate studies
  • Enhance your understanding of the roles of society and law enforcement in response to deviant behavior
  • Help you appreciate the diversity of humanity and understand how cultural factors impact consumers of the criminal justice system
  • Strengthen your critical thinking skills by fostering an understanding of deviance and clarifying personal values related to working with deviant populations
  • Cultivate an understanding of qualitative and quantitative methods of research and writing applicable to the criminal justice field

Play a part of achieving justice for others. Fill out the form on this page to learn more about our Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice!

Program Outcomes

Develop a robust skills foundation transferrable to a number of technical fields.

Cultivate an applied approach to your area of expertise.

Master scientific concepts that reflect real-world applications.

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