Criminal Justice (Associate of Arts)

Online Criminal Justice (Associate of Arts) Degree Program

Grantham University’s Criminal Justice degree programs give you the depth of knowledge you need to pursue a career in corrections, law enforcement, investigations and more. Our online associate degree in Criminal Justice (CJ) are designed to accommodate those requiring basic knowledge, as well as individuals seeking a comprehensive understanding of the field. Whichever degree program fits your needs, you will come away ready to launch your career, with practical, real-world insight into this intriguing field. Our online Criminal Justice program is perfect for people with high demands on their time, including those who work full time and active duty military personnel.

With an Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice (AA-CJ), you will be able to demonstrate a basic working knowledge of law enforcement, corrections, investigations and juvenile justice. You will gain the core understanding needed to be successful in the criminal justice workforce or to pursue a more advanced degree in this course of study.

Criminal Justice Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, you will be able to:

  • Explain the various causes of crime using criminal justice theories, practice 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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Learn how an online degree from Grantham could change your life and ignite your career success. Our online classes are a great fit for active duty military, veterans, military spouses, military personnel, high school graduates, government employees, first responders, law enforcement, firefighters, EMS professionals, EMTs, etc. Contact us at (888) 947-2684 to find out more about our accredited degree programs, financial assistance opportunities and enrollment process.

Course Highlights & Curriculum

Textbook Information

Full curriculum

Course Title Credits
CO101 Introduction to Public Speaking 3
CS105 Introduction to Computer Applications 3
EN101 English Composition I 3
EN102 English Composition II 3
HU260 Strategies for Decision Making 3
GU100 Student Success 1
GU299 General Education Capstone 3
CJ101 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
CJ102 Introduction to Criminology 3
CJ201 Police Systems & Practices 3
CJ202 Correction Systems & Practices 3
CJ203 Juvenile Justice I 3
Program and core: 34
Electives (9): 27
Total: 61

Additional online degree details

Degree level: Associates
Delivery method: Online
Availability: Available

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