AA in Criminal Justice

Position yourself for a career in law enforcement or social work.

Overview

Overview

An AA in Criminal Justice lays the foundation for a multitude of options over the course of your career, from local and federal law enforcement to social work. For someone with an interest in promoting the safety and welfare of others, pursuing this path can provide a rewarding and exciting career with high growth potential.

Our Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice, available 100% online, takes a multidisciplinary approach that presents students with an array of career options. If you are interested in the safety and welfare of others, this program will provide insight into careers in local and federal law enforcement, as well as social work.

What You'll Learn

In this program, you'll gain a solid liberal arts foundation, with courses that focus on topics like effective writing, environmental science and politics. You'll also delve into core courses that help you understand the criminal justice system, including correctional practices and ethical considerations. Electives such as Abnormal Psychology and Juvenile Delinquency add complementary perspectives.

Featured Courses:

  • Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • Criminology
  • Contemporary Law Enforcement
See sample curriculum here. Find textbooks and materials required for each specific term.

Accreditation

New England College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. (NEASC), the nation’s oldest accrediting association, through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.

Careers

With an AA in Criminal Justice, you can take a valuable step toward continuing your education with a bachelor's degree or to a rewarding career in public service. The criminal justice field provides a variety of career options, such as:

Time to Complete

4

Credits Per Course

7

Weeks Per Course

15

Total Courses

2

Years to Complete

Learn More

Discover what makes New England College different from any other school, and learn more about our program offerings, tuition and the advantages of online learning.

Discover what makes New England College different from any other school, and learn more about our program offerings, tuition and the advantages of online learning.

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