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Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice

Program Details

The Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice offers students a basic foundation in criminal justice theory and concepts, legal issues, terrorism, and law enforcement objectives and administration. This associate degree program is designed to help students develop new skills necessary for a career in law enforcement or criminal justice, or to enhance knowledge gained on the job if they are already employed as a law enforcement officer, investigator, agent, criminologist, or in other law-enforcement related fields.


Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent. College Readiness Assessment (waived for students with 9 or more college credits). Official transcripts.

Accreditation & Licensing

Higher Learning Commission