Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice Overview
Protecting society is more than a career—it's a calling. Our Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice program equips you with the knowledge and skills you need to solidify your experience or start a career in law enforcement, adult and juvenile corrections, courts, public safety, 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.
- Select from a variety of electives related to criminal justice, corrections and rehabilitation, corporate or private security, investigation techniques, criminology, evidence collection, diversity, and more.
- 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.