Online Associate's Degree in Criminal Justice

An online associate's degree from SBBCollege could give you a jump start in your chosen field. By choosing an associate’s degree program, you could get started on the path toward your career goals sooner, without committing to a longer-term bachelor's degree program. For those wishing to continue their studies, our associate's degree classes will transfer into the bachelor's degree.

Our online associate's degree program in Criminal Justice can prepare you to seek entry-level positions in law enforcement, corrections, probations or security, however, this is not a training program for police or corrections officers.

The program provides a broad understanding of our country’s criminal justice system and a basic knowledge of social and behavioral sciences, and will help you to gain knowledge in areas including case report writing, criminal investigations and criminal justice administration. During their program, many students are also placed in an externship to help them gain real world experience in an actual criminal justice setting.

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Courses in the online Criminal Justice associate's degree program include criminal law, criminal procedures, crime scene investigation, criminology and an introduction to security.

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Degree programs in criminal justice are not designed to be academy training programs for law enforcement. While organizations may accept these degrees as a foundation for employment, it's likely that additional requirements such as academy or specialized training, mental and physical examinations, background checks, and age restrictions will be required.


SBBCollege is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools. Financial aid is available to those who qualify. Programs vary by campus location.

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The Criminal Justice - Associate online degree curriculum includes:
  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal procedures
  • Crime scene investigation
  • Criminology
  • An introduction to security