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Criminal Justice Associate's Degrees

We depend on people in all arms of the justice and law enforcement fields to keep us safe in our towns and neighborhoods. If you’re interested in helping protect people and uphold the law, you should consider a Criminal Justice Associate’s degree to help you achieve your career goal. An associate’s degree in this field would allow you to a wide variety of careers that people rarely associate with law enforcement like park of county police, juvenile justice, crime labs, security companies and more. Although there are plenty of traditional college programs for earning this degree, it is also possible to receive your education online through programs from Sam Houston State University, Westfield State University, Kaplan University and many other schools.

If you are interested in a job that would instruct you how to monitor large areas to spot potential criminal activity, how to pursue, restrain and contain a suspect, how to assist officers with cases involving narcotics, alcohol, food or pharmaceuticals, a Criminal Justice associate degree might be right for you. It is possible to research education requirements for specific criminal justice field careers at our criminal justice career center page.

Choosing to pursue a professional career in the field of justice and law enforcement demonstrates that you are a responsible and mature individual, and will mean that you’ll be eligible for jobs that pay up to 40% more than candidates without an associate degree.



Criminal Justice Schools

      
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  • New England College

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    • AA in Criminal Justice
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    Henniker: 98 Bridge St,, Henniker NH 03242
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  • Grand Canyon University

    Why earn your degree at Grand Canyon University? GCU is a regionally accredited university offering a Bachelor's Degree in Justice Studies. Speak to an enrollment counselor today!
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    • B.S. in Justice Studies
    • B.A. in Government with an Emphasis in Legal Studies
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    Phoenix: 3300 W Camelback Road, Phoenix AZ 85017
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  • Ashford University

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    • BA/Social and Criminal Justice
    • BA/Law Enforcement Administration

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  • South University, Online Programs

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    • Criminal Justice (BS)
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    Savannah: 709 Mall Boulevard, Savannah GA 31406
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  • Capella University

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    • BS - Criminal Justice

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  • Liberty University

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    • Bachelor of Science: Criminal Justice: Homeland Security
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    Lynchburg: 1971 University Blvd,, Lynchburg VA 24515
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    • Criminal Justice - Homeland & International Security (Bachelor of Science) - Online
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    California: 250 University Ave,, California PA 15419
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    Scranton: , Scranton PA 18515
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  • Utica College

    Utica College, founded in 1946, is a comprehensive private institution located in upstate central New York.  The College offers regionally accredited online certificates, bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees in healthcare, cybersecurity, financial crime, nursing, physical therapy, business, criminal justice, and data science.  All courses are taught by credentialed, highly experienced faculty with significant and ongoing accomplishments in their respective fields.

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