Criminal Justice (Associate's)

Criminal Justice (Associate's)

Associate's Degree

The Criminal Justice associate's degree program at Virginia College is where technology meets law enforcement. And with convenient online learning, you can continue working and balancing family responsibilities while you increase your future earning power.

Criminal Justice is the right program for you if you are currently employed in the field, if you are interested in pursuing a career in criminal justice, or if you have a strong desire to make your community a better place to live. This online program is designed to help you pursue a variety of criminal justice positions including courtroom administrator, private security officer, probation or parole officer, juvenile delinquency case manager, corrections officer and more. Additional police academy training may be necessary for law enforcement positions.

Combining studies in corrections, criminology and security—and rounded out by a solid general education component—the Criminal Justice associate's degree program is an ideal starting point for students with an interest in contemporary law enforcement.Upon graduation from this program, students should be able to:

  • Discuss the criminal justice process from law enforcement to administration of justice through corrections
  • Identify the effects of substantive and procedural law on individuals within the criminal justice system
  • Explain the nature and extent of crime in the U.S. and theories of causation
  • Summarize the major techniques of crime scene investigation
  • Analyze ethical issues in criminal justice and provide a legal and moral course of action applicable to various situations
  • Trace the history of the juvenile justice system

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Virginia College is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools. Learn more about our online associate degree in criminal justice by completing our Request More Information form or by calling us toll free at 888-827-7770.

Don’t let anything stand in your way of getting a criminal justice degree. We’ll help you find the best way to fund your education. Take the first step and find out if you qualify for financial aid, we’ll help you find the best way to fund your education. The Virginia College faculty and staff are available to make sure you get the most from your online college education experience.

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