Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice

Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice

Format: Main Campus, Liberty Center, Online*

An Associate of Applied Science degree in Criminal Justice will provide you with a broad introduction and foundation that will prepare you for advanced study in a baccalaureate program. Our instructors blend practical experience with scholarship and discipline to prepare you for a career in criminal justice at the local, state and federal levels. The need for criminal justice professionals demands educated individuals to fulfill these vital roles in the justice system.

* With careful planning, most of the requirements for this degree program can be fullfilled with fully or partially online courses, however a few courses are offered only on campus.

Industry Highlights

Careers for criminal justice and protective service professionals are on the rise and expected to grow at approximately 8% between 2012 and 2022.

- Bureau of Labor Statistics

Career Opportunities

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Secret Service
  • Department of Immigration and Naturalization
  • Department of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms; Drug Enforcement Agency
  • US Marshals Service
  • Border Patrol
  • Customs

Armstrong Edge

Current students take advantage of the diverse and full-time faculty that have doctoral training, research expertise, and professional experience in the criminal justice field. Internships will help acquaint you with real-world experience and establish professional contacts for future employment.


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