Program Overview

Students who wish to pursue a career in Criminal Justice but require a flexible online learning experience may find what they need with Armstrong Atlantic State University’s Criminal Justice Certificate program. This 30 credit program is administered completely online with very high levels of time and work flexibility. Non-traditional students, such as those already working in the field or those who are retired and do not wish to attend an on-campus university, will be able to complete the degree from the comfort of their own home or office.

This program provides extensive academic training in the basic tenants of criminal justice.  Graduates of the program will develop skills to understand the situational issues that go along with complex law enforcement policies.  Armstrong teaches critical thinking skill development by exposing students to library research based on modern day criminal justice methods.  Students will be able to recognize the relationships that exist between crime, the criminal justice system and society as a whole.  Graduates will be able to use the skills learned to go into fields such as court administration, institutional health facility, game warden, police officer, private security officer, postal services, jury administration and parole/probation officers.

Using Armstrong’s online learning system, students will take a collection of general electives including Math, English, Art and History. In addition, several basic criminal justice classes are administered including Criminal Investigation, Introduction to Criminal Law and Introduction to Law Enforcement. Those who wish to pursue an associates or bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice will be able to transfer these credits into many 2 or 4 year schools to give students a head-start in completing higher level degrees.

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    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    School Overview

    Armstrong Atlantic State University (Armstrong) was founded in 1935 in Savannah, Georgia as Armstrong Junior College. The objective of this institution was to enhance educational opportunities in the area. In 1959, it became part of the University System of Georgia and eventually, in 1964, the Board of Regents approved it to become Armstrong State College. In 1966, the college added professional and graduate programs and became Armstrong Atlantic State University. 

    Armstrong Atlantic State University is comprised of four colleges: College of Education, College of Health Professions, College of LIberal Arts, and College of Science and Technology. Armstrong Atlantic offers more than 100 academic programs, as well as pre-professional programs and certificate programs. Armstrong Online offers many degree and certificate programs to students as well, which are offered in the following formats: full online courses, partially online courses, and hybrid courses.

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