Criminal Justice Online Associate Degree
Criminal Justice Associate Program Overview
Criminal Justice is a dynamic field in which trained professionals work in law enforcement, the courts, private security, public safety, and corrections systems. A Criminal Justice Associate Degree will teach you to become an ethical change agent who can navigate the numerous enforcement and administrative agencies in the field.
Do you feel a noble calling to protect and serve your community in law enforcement, the courts, or corrections?
NAU’s Criminal Justice Associate of Applied Science Degree program may be for you. It will provide you with foundational knowledge of law enforcement, the courts, and corrections while exploring pocket areas such as Serial Killers, Community Policing, Diversity in Criminal Justice, Professional Ethics, Gangs in America, and Hate Crimes & the Law.
Upon completion of your degree, you will be able to effectively:
- Use critical thinking & problem-solving skills to explain preventive, deterrent and response actions related to criminal justice.
- Restate information from a variety of sources on issues of criminal justice.
- Express, in a variety of mediums, the implied ideas of presented information about criminal justice.
- Associate behaviors that lead to productive relationships to achieve goals in criminal justice field.
- Considers the viewpoints of others, and an understanding of the responsibility to contribute to one’s wider community.
Course Listing (90 Credits)
CJ1000 – Introduction to Criminal Justice
CJ1500 – Criminological Theory
CJ2100 – Criminal Law
CJ2150 – Professionalism and Ethics in Criminal Justice
CJ2280 – Communication for the Criminal Justice Professional
CJ2300 – U.S. Courts
CJ2400 – U.S. Corrections
CJ – CJ Electives
EN1150 – Composition I
EN1300 – Composition II
EN2100 – Speech OR
EN2150 – Interpersonal Professional Communication
SC – Science Elective
MA2000 – Quantitative Reasoning
HU2oo0 – Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
Behavioral/Social Science Elective
CS1202 – Strategies for Professionals OR
CS1204 – Advanced Strategies for Professionals
CS1302 – Consumer Mathematics
CS2080 – Career Management
Course availability is subject to minimum class size requirements.