Colorado Christian University
Associate Degree in Criminal Justice
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Associate Degree in Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice Associate Degree, A.S.

CCU's Associate of Science in Criminal Justice is a two-year criminal justice training program that will provide you with an introduction to criminal justice practice in the United States. The A.S. in criminal justice courses are taught from a Christian worldview, so you will have ongoing opportunities to discuss many significant life issues, including sin, free will, biblical view of human nature, and redemption. You will be guided through the program by faculty who have careers within the criminal justice system.

Program Focus

Criminal justice; ethics; criminal courts; corrections; criminology; and juvenile justice

The associate degree in Criminal Justice will prepare you for a career in various criminal justice fields, including law enforcement, paralegal work, transportation security, private security, and computer forensics.

Why pursue a degree in Criminal Justice?

The criminal justice field offers a wide range of career opportunities at the federal, state, and local levels, as well as in the private sector. With the Criminal Justice A.S. at Colorado Christian University, the 18 hours of major coursework, as well as the general education and elective credit hours, may be transferred to CCU's Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree.

You can take Associate of Science (A.S.) Criminal Justice degree classes at any of our College of Adult and Graduate Studies Regional Centers. Plus, the online criminal justice degree option gives you the flexibility of completing assignments from any location where you have access to the Internet. 

Criminal Justice associate degree program benefits

  • The program is specially designed for adult students who are busy with work and family commitments.
  • Students take one course at a time with classroom-based courses meeting one night a week for five weeks.
  • Students can choose to complete the coursework online. Online courses typically run for five weeks and weekly assignments may be completed around your schedule.
  • Small class sizes encourage individualized learning and networking.
  • Transfer credit options to accelerate your degree.
  • Students have direct access to professors who are also professionals in the field.

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  • Ready to get started? Take the first step by applying to CCU's College of Adult and Graduate Studies, and start investing in your future.

  • CCU Online

    The College of Adult and Graduate Studies offers adult students the opportunity to earn their degree online from anywhere in the world.

  • CCU Colorado

    Adult students living in Colorado can take courses at any one of our six center locations throughout the Colorado region.