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:
- Analyze the Criminal Justice system’s operations and issues
- Apply legal principles to the police, courts, and correctional components of the Criminal Justice system
- Apply ethical decision-making models and professional standards to Criminal Justice situations
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
HU Humanities Elective
Behavioral/Social Science Elective
CS1201 Juggling College, Life, and Career: Set Up for Success!
CS1301 Do the Numbers! Achieving College and Career Success
CS2086 Career Path Planning
Course availability is subject to minimum class size requirements.