Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice Overview
Protecting society is more than a career—it's a calling. As members and veterans of our armed forces, nobody understands that better than you. At Purdue Global, we believe your military training should give you a jump start on your education. Combining your military experience and prior learning makes it easier for you to earn an online associate's degree in criminal justice. For military students, it means advancing in your career and taking your military status to the next level.
To help you achieve your academic and professional goals, we have evaluated various military occupations to reduce the number of courses required to earn your associate’s degree in criminal justice†:
- Army Combat Arms: 11B, 11C, 19D, 19K
- Army Law Enforcement: 31B, 31D, 31E, 31K
- Coast Guard: Maritime Enforcement Specialists (ME)
Don’t see your occupation listed? Your military experience could still earn you college credit at Purdue Global. We will evaluate your military transcripts and may award credit for prior coursework and occupational training.
Our Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice program equips you with the knowledge and skills you need to start a career in law enforcement, corrections, private investigation, and more.
The associate’s degree in criminal justice allows you to:
- Interact with professionals who are experts in the criminal justice field.
- Acquire a comprehensive overview of the U.S. criminal justice system, including existing issues and challenges.
- Master the complexities of criminology, criminal investigation, criminal law, domestic and international terrorism, and counterterrorism.
- Apply the techniques and skills you’ve learned in school to real-world criminal justice scenarios with our capstone project.
See the University Catalog for policy and degree plan information specific to this program.