Criminal Justice
Online Associate Degree Program

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Be a Force for Justice

Criminal justice is an ever-evolving field that covers a wide range of topics from the justice system and policing to forensics and criminology. Graduates of the online criminal justice associate degree program develop foundational knowledge of criminal justice theory and crime, the practice of law enforcement, and the U.S. judicial system.

Courses in this program include introduction to criminal justice, police systems and practices, correctional systems and practices, and juvenile justice. Students gain a deeper understanding of how the criminal justice system works from arrest to conviction; graduates can leverage skills learned as foundation for further study, including continuing to earn a Bachelor's of Criminal Justice degree.

Expect More from UA Grantham

More transferability: Students can transfer in up to 75% of credits for this degree.

More affordability: UA Grantham has one of the lowest tuition rates in the U.S.1 and we provide a new laptop to all new and returning degree-seeking students—at no additional cost.

More start dates: Most courses in this program start monthly. It's easy to get started whenever you're ready.

More credibility: UA Grantham is accredited by the Distance Education Accreditation Commission (DEAC), which is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency and recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Program Outcomes

  • Explain the various causes of crime using criminal justice theories, practices and process to a multicultural population
  • Compare and contrast historical and contemporary police functions, issues and responses to crime
  • Describe the nature and function of corrections, its services, practices and institutions
  • Apply fundamental concepts of the administration of justice

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