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Advance your career with an online A.S. in Criminal Justice

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

Criminal Justice Associate Degree Program Benefits

  • The online criminal justice associate degree gives you the flexibility of completing assignments and coursework from any location where you have access to the Internet.
  • The criminal justice program is specially designed for adult students who are busy with work and family commitments.
  • 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.
  • Criminal justice students have direct access to professors who are also professionals in the field.
  • Credits can be transferred to CCU's bachelor's degree in criminal justice.

What Can You Do with an Associate 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 associate degree 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.

Getting your criminal justice associate degree can open the door to many exciting and fulfilling careers that can give you the chance to make a real, positive difference in the lives of other people. The broader criminal justice system is vital to public safety, meaning criminal justice professionals are in high demand. Here is a brief overview of six career choices that may be open to someone with a criminal justice associate degree.

  • Law Enforcement
  • Campus security officer
  • Victim advocacy counselor
  • Probation officer
  • Corrections officer
  • Private Security
State Exclusions for Online Students

Colorado Christian University is required by the U.S. Department of Education to be in compliance with state laws regarding where we can offer distance and/or online education. The College of Adult and Graduate Studies at Colorado Christian University offers courses to online students in all states with some exceptions for specific academic programs.

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