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Associate Of Arts In Criminal Justice Online Degree Program
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
16-week on-campus courses
Transfer Credits
Up to 30 credit hours can be transferred to Liberty
Next Start Date
Aug 19, 2019
Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

Be a Formidable Asset for Justice with an Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice

A career in criminal justice is one that can be rewarding mentally, spiritually and financially. Whether you want to chase criminals on the streets or help behind the scenes managing resources and people, a degree in criminal justice will help you attain your goals. 

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Why Choose Liberty’s Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice Degree?

An associate degree in criminal justice can provide the credentials you need to begin a career serving your community with pride. This degree program is well-rounded and allows for the possibility of transferring earned credits toward a bachelor program. Our professors are experienced law enforcement and criminal justice professionals who have years of training under their belts working for the FBI, Virginia Beach Police Department, and many other agencies. Throughout your academic journey, you will receive support, guidance and first-hand knowledge from your professors and classmates.

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What Will You Learn in Our Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice Degree?

As you begin your  A.A. in Criminal Justice degree, you will take general education classes like math, English, social science, or history. The real fun begins with your specialized classes in criminal justice. Throughout these classes, you will familiarize yourself with corrections in the United States,  criminal law, and the judicial process. You will gain the knowledge and skills needed to carry out investigations and be an asset to any law enforcement or investigatory agency.

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Degree Info
Potential Careers
Admission Requirements

Highlights of Our Criminal Justice Associate Degree

  • In our A.A. in Criminal Justice program, you will be taught by professors recognized for their excellence in teaching and who have served with the FBI, the Virginia Beach Police Department, and other distinguished law enforcement agencies.
  • We care about you as an individual and are dedicated to giving you the support and mentorship you need throughout your A.A. in Criminal Justice degree.
  • Our program is rooted in practical application of the theories you learn through simulations within the classroom and internships in the field.
  • We were awarded an Illuminate Grant for Justice Project DNA testing equipment and training, allowing students under the supervision of professors from our Criminal Justice, School of Law, and Biology departments to research cold cases and assist criminal justice reform advocates in exonerating wrongly convicted individuals.

Associate in Criminal Justice Degree Information

Career Opportunities for Criminal Justice Graduates

  • Corrections Officer
  • Criminal Investigator
  • Homicide Detective
  • Bailiff
  • Bounty Hunter 
  • Forensic Science Technician
  • Police Officer

Admission Requirements for Undergraduate Degrees

Every application is reviewed by the admission committee on a case-by-case basis, meaning there are no set minimums for acceptance. However, all applicants must submit the following documents* for admission:

  • Admission application
  • Official high school transcripts
  • Official college transcripts (if applicable)
  • SAT, ACT, or CLT scores
  • Admission essay

*Note that additional documentation may be requested by the admission committee after your application has been received.