Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice

Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice

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If you are a busy working adult with a dream to further your career and education, earning your Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice is the first step toward gaining the knowledge and skills you need to achieve your professional goals.

Liberty University’s® Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice program provides you with a strong foundation of both knowledge and skills to prepare you for careers within a wide-variety of criminal justice related fields. You will develop excellent oral and written communication skills necessary to effectively communicate in both professional and personal environments within this field, as well as build strong leadership and managerial skills for qualification for future promotional opportunities and certifications. Earning your criminal justice associate's degree online is a great stepping stone towards a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, which is also offered online through Liberty University Online.

Why choose an associate degree?

Your associate degree allows you to quickly jump-start your career, opening the door to your future. Seamlessly transition from your associate into a bachelor’s degree program, also offered online through Liberty University. Earn two degrees in the time it takes to earn one.

Quick Facts

Credit Hours

  • 60 total hours
  • 15 must be taken through Liberty

Potential Career Fields

This degree can prepare you for entry-level positions in the field of criminal justice.

  • Administration
  • Casework
  • Corrections
  • Counseling
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Probation & Parole
  • Social Services
  • Victim Advocacy
  • Private/Corporate Security
  • State and Local Police and Sheriff
  • Homeland Defense
  • Please note that AA’s will not qualify for federal jobs.

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