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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 research in the 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.

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.

NEWS:

Read More Armstrong Professor Named to University System of Georgia College 2025 Initiative Working Group

(August 18, 2017) – University System of Georgia Chancellor Steve Wrigley recently named Armstrong State University Associate Professor of Communications and African-American Studies Elizabeth F. Desnoyers-Colas, Ph.D., to the College 2025 Initiative working group. The group aims to produce more college graduates from Georgia’s public colleges and universities by 2025.

Read More Armstrong to Host Robert I. Strozier Faculty Lecture by Dr. Meimei Lin on Sept. 1

(August 16, 2017)–Armstrong State University will host a free lecture by Dr. Meimei Lin, “What is the Cost to Nature to Sustain an Increasing Population?” Dr. Lin will explore the effects of agricultural intensification on U.S. farmland and how restructured government policies can minimize unintended environmental impacts. This event is free and open to the public.

Read More Maxine Bryant to Speak at Women and Girls in Georgia Conference

(July 14, 2017) – Armstrong State University Lecturer of Criminal Justice Maxine Bryant, Ph.D., has been selected to speak at the 2017 Women and Girls in Georgia Conference on Justice and Resistance in Athens, Ga. on Nov. 11. 

Read More Economic Monitor Reports Savannah Economic Growth in 1st Quarter 2017

(June 26, 2017) - Armstrong’s latest Coastal Empire Economic Monitor reports that the Savannah metro economy returned to healthy growth in the opening quarter of 2017, as the negative effects of Hurricane Matthew dissipated. Employment, airport travel, retail sales and consumer confidence were especially strong during this period, as was record-setting port activity.

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