Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice & Criminology
Purdue University Global

Program Details

The Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice degree from Purdue University Global can help you pursue a career in the criminal justice and criminology field—a rewarding profession that offers individuals an opportunity to make an immediate impact within their community.

The degree is designed to help you develop:

  • Foundational knowledge of criminal justice and criminology, including practical and technical skills and competencies required by many law enforcement agencies and private security firms
  • Skills on how to analyze crime data, predict patterns of criminal behavior, create criminal profiles, and establish agency protocols and procedures designed to improve agency response to crime
  • Communication, critical-thinking, and decision-making skills and knowledge to support criminal justice initiatives


  • Evidence of high school graduation or equivalent
  • Students enrolled in a criminal justice or fire science program are required to submit a criminal background check to the Purdue Global approved vendor

School Accreditation Statement

Higher Learning Commission

Restricted States

Indiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Utah, Wyoming