Program Overview

The Online Associate of Science in Criminal Justice at Campbellsville University will give students an education that will prepare them for several career options in the legal/criminal justice field. Criminal justice is the system in which laws and social control are upheld, crimes are deterred, and sanctions are brought against those who violate laws. The Criminal Justice major prepares students for both careers and advanced studies through a combination of courses that provide an understanding of the nature of crime as well as the processes that prevent and respond to crime.

Student who complete the program will have options in career paths including paralegal, court reporter, private security, probation officer, bailiff, corrections officer, court clerk, legal specialist, police and other law enforcement functions. These courses are set up for students who work and desire to complete the first two years of college. The program consists of 60 credit hours; 30 of these hours are general education courses and the other 30 are specific to criminal justice. All courses are set up so that the program can be completed in two years and is entirely online.

Content taught in courses includes court processes and procedures, criminal investigation, criminal law, criminology, general psychology, justice systems, police administration and management, police operations and procedures, juvenile delinquency, probation and parole, and victimology. Student will have gained knowledge, skills, and values that prepare them for future careers in criminal justice or advanced study.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Associate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    School Overview

    In 1900, the Russell Creek Baptist Association made the decision to establish the Russell Creek Academy in Campbellsville. Students first enrolled in 1907, and by 1924, academic growth launched the school’s official name change to Campbellsville College. As the college transitioned from a junior college to four-year program, Campbellsville celebrated accreditation and, once again, in 1996, changed its name to Campbellsville University. Today, the private, four-year Christian institution has a main campus on 85 acres in Campbellsville, Kentucky, along with the 135-acre Clay Hill Memorial Forest, a research prodiverty located seven miles from the main campus. Campbellsville University awards associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees, along with pre-professional, post-graduate, and certificate programs.


    ​At Campbellsville University, students can choose from more than 80 programs in a wide range of fields and degree options. Non-traditional students can pursue various options at Campbellsville University. Distance education programs offer online, hybrid, and web-assisted coursework. Students complete asynchronous online coursework and many programs are offered in accelerated formats.


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