Associate of Applied Science Degree
Graduates of the criminal justice program will be able to analytically evaluate, synthesize information, and use critical-thinking skills to develop appropriate solutions for important criminal justice issues. The program is designed to help you understand the coercive nature of criminal justice decision-making and the need to use logic, ethics, and critical-thinking skills in order to use your authority appropriately. This online college program prepares you for entry-level employment in various criminal justice agencies such as: police officers, court clerks, court bailiffs, correctional officers, probation officers, parole officers, and other federal law enforcement positions. Policing and institutional corrections employment will also require the completion of a training academy. If advancing in the criminal justice field is your goal, this online criminal justice degree program will help you achieve it.
To learn more about program goals, learning outcomes and course descriptions, view our undergraduate catalog.
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Students in the state of Minnesota are not be eligible to sit for the Minnesota Police Officer licensing examination upon completion of the NAU’s Bachelor of Science/Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice degree programs.