Criminal Justice

Associate Degree

Career Outlook

Your New Career
Work in security, crime prevention, or corrections. Whichever you choose, you'll have the skills for the job.

  • Earn your Associate Degree in Criminal Justice at home in as little as 14 months, with appropriate transfer credit, by studying just an hour a day for your new career.
  • Work in retail security or loss prevention.
  • Work within the federal, state, or county courts and corrections systems.
  • Increase your career options and earning power in this rewarding career field.

Your New Career Opportunities
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, job opportunities for Criminal Justice professionals are predicted to increase more than 19% through 2018.* They do important, exciting work that keeps the community safe and secure. Apply the skills you learn in your degree program diligently for a successful and secure future.

Your New Skills
You'll learn every important part of being a Criminal Justice professional.  

  • The nature of crime, law, and criminal justice
  • How the courts and corrections systems operate
  • Theories of crime causation
  • Criminal procedures regarding private security
  • Police management


*Growth figures represent a ten-year period ending 2018. Source: "National Industry-Occupation Employment Matrix," a publication of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.