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 online A.A. 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. You will also build strong leadership and managerial skills for qualification for future promotional opportunities and certifications.

Earning your A.A. in Criminal Justice is a great stepping stone towards a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, which is also offered online through Liberty University.

Quick Facts

Credit Hours

  • 60 total hours
  • 21 credit hours in the Criminal Justice major
  • 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 associate degrees will not qualify for federal jobs.

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