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Online Associate Degree in Criminal Justice

If serving and protecting others is your passion, prepare for a career in the field of corrections and criminal justice. With an online associate degree in criminal justice, you’ll be able to communicate effectively with clients and colleagues so that you’re able to pursue a life of responsible service and leadership.

Our experienced faculty aim to provide you with a core knowledge base to prepare you for your chosen career; enhance your understanding of the roles of society and law enforcement in response to deviant behavior; appreciate the diversity of humanity and understand how cultural factors impact consumers of the criminal justice system; and to strengthen your critical thinking skills by fostering an understanding of deviance and clarifying personal values related to working with deviant populations.

Coursework is are designed to give students a robust view of the applicable areas an online associate degree in criminal justice can be used.  Courses include, but are not limited to, Policing, Probation and Parole, Juvenile Justice, White Collar Crime and Death Investigation.

What can I do with a criminal justice degree?

Maybe the real question is: Is an associate degree in criminal justice worth it? Well, it depends on what kind of career opportunities your degree helps you pursue. Associate in criminal justice jobs can be found in law enforcement, corrections, social work and more. Graduates from UC’s online Criminal Justice program can find potential careers as:

  • State Police Officer
  • Deputy Sheriff and Police Officer
  • FBI Agent
  • ATF Agent
  • Border Patrol Agent
  • Corrections Officer
  • Federal Air Marshal
  • Customs Enforcement Officer
  • DEA Agent

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the field of Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration is expected to fill more than 807,000 openings by 2026. 

Are you ready for an AS degree in criminal justice that will give you the knowledge-base and skill-set you need to further your career? UC is here to help. For more information about the associate in criminal justice online degree program at UC, fill out the form on this page.

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Career Path

A University of the Cumberlands degree prepares you for the rigors of the professional world.  Click the button to learn more about the exciting career opportunities you can pursue with this program.