Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice
American Public University System

Program Details

Gain new skills or enhance existing knowledge in law enforcement with an online Criminal Justice associate’s degree. Students will gain a foundational framework in criminal justice theory and concepts, terrorism, legal issues, and law enforcement objectives. 

This degree is designed for those already employed in or interested in pursuing a career as a law enforcement officer, investigator, agent, criminologist, or other related positions. The curriculum examines criminological, sociological, legal, and political influences on the American criminal justice system. Graduates will understand a range of Criminal Justice topics such as collecting and preserving evidence, terrorism, juvenile delinquency, and the history of law enforcement.

Additional topics covered by this major include:

  • Criminal justice administration
  • Intercultural communication
  • Emergency and disaster incident command
  • The court system

% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

American Public University System is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

High School or Equivalent

Admission Tests

Placement Test

Application Requirements

Official High School Transcript/GED Score

Additional Info

  • College Readiness Assessment is waived for students with 9 or more college credits.