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Criminal Justice Associate of Applied Science

A criminal justice school in the Denver metro area - Centennial

Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice NAU’s Criminal Justice degree program from its school in Denver (Centennial) provides you with the skills necessary to make insightful decisions in the field and prepare you to join other admirable public servants in your community. With active law enforcement officers and attorneys teaching many of our courses—you will receive the foundation you need coupled with real world experience from the field. The program’s mission is to equip students with the ability to think critically about the cause and effect of criminal behavior; to approach investigations, corrections, and rehabilitation using current evidence-based practices; to provide students with the ethical guidelines and skills necessary to make insightful decisions in the field; and to prepare students to join the ranks of exemplary public servants in their communities.

To learn more about program goals, learning outcomes, and course descriptions, view the . For more information call (877) 628-5211 or visit the Centennial campus page.

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Associated Careers

*Source: National Center for O*NET Development. O*NET OnLine. www.onetonline.org

  • Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary
  • First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers
  • First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives

Key Courses

  • Introduction to Forensics in Criminal Justice
  • U.S. Corrections
  • Criminal Law
  • Cybercrime in Criminal Justice
  • Homeland Security and Terrorism

Students in some programs may be required to take online classes and attend classes at different locations.

Program Information

State certification bodies and individual agencies may have additional criteria that must be met before a candidate can become a certified or licensed law enforcement officer. Please review that criterion with the state, agency, or department of interest. NAU is not a Minnesota POST Board Certified Professional Peace Officer Education Program. Without reciprocity, students in Minnesota are not eligible to sit for the licensing exam upon completion of an NAU Bachelor Science/Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice degree Programs.

Program Laddering

NAU also offers Criminal Justice at the bachelor’s degree level and as a concentration area for the Master of Management degree program.

Gainful Employment Disclosures

To read disclosure information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed this program and other important information, select the type of student that best describes you.


About Denver - Centennial

National American University’s Centennial campus is conveniently located in the heart of the southwest Denver metro area. The Centennial campus has been serving students in the Denver metro area since 2010 with state of the art classrooms. In addition to its strong business and online curriculum, the Centennial campus offers excellent degree programs in all the allied health areas and IT programs. Located at the intersection of University Boulevard and County Line Road, just off C-470, the campus is convenient to Centennial, Littleton, Highlands Ranch, and central Denver.

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