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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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(June 28, 2016) – Dr. Carol Andrews, associate professor of English at Armstrong State University, was recently selected to attend the Ernest J. Gaines Center's 2016 National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute, held at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette from May 30 through June 24, 2016.

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(June 9, 2016) – Armstrong English professor and Liberal Arts Associate Dean Teresa Winterhalter has been selected to participate in a two-week Japan Diplomatic Seminar in July as part of a grant sponsored by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities and the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission.

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