List of Accredited Online Degrees

Colleges and Universities offer students the important degree option of earning a higher education in the area of Criminal Justice. Criminal justice is a sought after career field by many professionals, and contributes to the safety and protection of a society. The multi-faceted program of study will introduce students to concepts of law creation, court systems, policing procedures, correction facilities in addition to the academic curriculum needed for a broad depth and breadth understanding of the discipline.

A foundation in criminal justice will consist of a student learning the goals associated with enforcing laws, reducing crime, providing security and punishing those who infringe on established rules. The concept of criminal justice is a blend of practices and organizations that carry out the learned goals. The long standing set of goals and ideas of a criminal justice program have originated from previous cultures, religious sects and improved awareness of mental disorders.

Criminology can be used in many aspects of modern society, and is in constant demand for well trained and educated professionals. A strict program of study will introduce students to the fundamentals of law, courts and corrections.

Law is a system of rules and regulations that provide the general population a standard of government. The law is established with two types of codes; civil law and criminal law. Civil law is the laws that govern incidents between individuals. Criminal law is the standard of behavior set for the betterment for society as a whole.

Courts serve as a venue from which individuals charged with an infraction of either civil or criminal law, can prove innocence, listen to testimony, plead, meet with defendants or prosecutors and administer sentencing. The propriety of the court is held by a judge, a jury and law enforcement staff.

Corrections serve as the institutions where individuals found guilty of a charge will serve out a sentence. A corrections facility can be minimum or high security dependent on the severity of the crime or guilty individuals can choose to serve out sentences on weekends or house arrest. Corrections officers are the law enforcement agents trained to oversee these prisons, jails or holding facilities.

Students pursuing a higher education in the area of Criminal Justice will use the curriculum as a solid foundation to supplement specialized courses in concentrations such as forensics, law enforcement, crime scene investigators, detectives, psychology, corrections officers, law, paralegal and many more.

 

List of Accredited Online Degrees

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Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice

Liberty University has designed the Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice degree in an online format to suit the busy lifestyles of working adults.  The flexible online curriculum gives profe...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Evangelical Christian

  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    60
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Associate of Science in Criminal Justice

Gain a better understanding of criminology and law enforcement with an associate degree in criminal justice online at Southern New Hampshire University. Through a carefully selected program of stu...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, Not-for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    60
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice and Criminology

Understanding the criminal mind and patterns associated with criminal behavior and activity can improve law enforcement response, enhance crime prevention efforts, and have a positive societal imp...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    90
  • Credit Type:
    Per Quarter Credit

Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice

The Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice prepares the student to demonstrate a basic working knowledge of law enforcement, corrections, investigations, and juvenile justice. The student gains the...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:
    Not applicable
  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    61
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Criminal Justice - AS Degree*

The Criminal Justice - AS Degree* offered by Penn Foster allows students to learn the skills needed for employment in criminal law, police management, and criminology. Due to the nature of this on...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Primarily 2-year, Private for-profit
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    71
  • Credit Type:

Associate in Science in Criminal Justice Administration

The Criminal Justice Administration program at Columbia College provides excellent preparation for a career in this system or for continued studies at graduate or law school. You will study crimin...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    60
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Associate in Applied Science / Criminal Justice

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree program's Criminal Justice track is designed to meet the needs of mid-career adults in a wide range of law enforcement, corrections, security and ...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    2
  • Credit Type:
    Per Year

Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice

The Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice offers you a basic foundation in criminal justice theory and concepts, legal issues, terrorism, and law enforcement objectives and administration. This as...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    61
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Associate of Science in Criminal Justice

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    67
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Associate Of Science In Criminal Justice

Ivy Tech Community College offers an online Associates of Science degree in Criminal Justice.  The program gives students an opportunity for a formal education in public service, while advanc...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    60
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Associate Of Applied Science In Criminal Justice

Ivy Tech Community College offers an online Associates of Applied Science degree in Criminal Justice. The program gives students an opportunity for a formal education in public service, while adva...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    60
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Associate in Arts in Criminal Justice

Lansing Community College offers an Associate in Arts in Criminal Justice program for students that are interested in protecting people, saving lives and leading in difficult situations.  The...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    60
  • Credit Type:

Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement Associate in Applied Science Degree

Lansing Community College offers a Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement Associate in Applied Science Degree program that can be completed online. The courses have flexible schedules and allow student...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    62
  • Credit Type:

Criminal Justice Associate in Arts Degree

The Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice degree program from Lenoir Community College provides students the foundational education to pursue entry-level positions at law enforcement agencies, sec...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    65
  • Credit Type:

Associates of Science in Criminal Justice

...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Interdenominational

  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
  • Credit Type:
    Fixed Price

Associate of Science Degree in Criminal Justice

The Associate of Science in Criminal Justice Degree at Lincoln College of Technology is designed for students seeking preparation for entry level work or continuing education in the field of crimi...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    62
  • Credit Type:

Criminal Justice Associate in Arts

The Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice is a transferable degree offered by Lincoln Land Community College in Illinois. This program is aimed at students who wish to use this degree to pursue a ...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    61
  • Credit Type:

Criminial Justice Associate in Applied Science

The Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice is an occupational program degree offered by Lincoln Land Community College in Illinois. This program is intended for students who wish to ente...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    60
  • Credit Type:

Law Enforcement Associate in Arts

The Associate of Arts in Law Enforcement is a transferable degree program offered by Lincoln Land Community College in Illinois. Students wishing to pursue a bachelor degree in Law Enforcement fro...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    62
  • Credit Type:

Criminal Justice AA Degree

The Criminal Justice Program at Lindsey Wilson College is an interdisciplinary program designed to prepare graduates for careers in the three main substantive areas of criminal justice: courts, co...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    United Methodist

  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    64
  • Credit Type:

AA Criminal Justice

The Field of Study in Criminal Justice (AA) curriculum is designed to satisfy the lower division requirements for a bachelor's degree in a specific area at four-year colleges in the state of Texas...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    61
  • Credit Type:

Associate in Applied Science Degree in Criminal Justice

The Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice degree at Luzerne County Community College strives to provide students not only with skills and knowledge related to criminal justice, but also...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    Hybrid
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    65
  • Credit Type:

AS Criminal Justice

Middle Georgia State College’s mission is to serve the needs of a diverse student population by providing an education through programs that are designed to be connected to community needs i...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    62
  • Credit Type:

Criminal Justice Transfer

Massasoit Community College offers a Criminal Justice program as a Transfer option. The program is for students who are interested in fields such as corrections, parole, juvenile justice and priva...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    Hybrid
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    62
  • Credit Type:

Criminal Justice - Corrections Option

The Associate in Science Degree in Criminal Justice - Corrections Option at Mercer County Community College is ideal for those wishing to pursue a career in corrections as well as for those who wi...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    62
  • Credit Type:

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