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Criminal Justice Degrees

Associate's Degrees in Criminal Justice

Associate's Degrees in Criminal Justice Criminal justice has become the most popular subject in the country for associate degree programs. This is due to the rising demand for law enforcement professionals--and more stringent educational requirements for those professionals. An associate degree in criminal justice can help you begin your career as a police officer, corrections officer, or private security guard. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the median salary for police officers exceeds $47,000.

Associate Degrees: Fast and Flexible

Criminal justice associate degree programs, available throughout the country, can be completed on campus or online. If you prefer face-to-face interaction with other criminal justice students and professionals, enroll in on-campus classes. If you plan to maintain your current job, or otherwise would like to fit a program around your existing schedule, consider taking online courses. Associate degrees can be completed within two years. In a typical criminal justice program, courses might include:

  • Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • Report Writing
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Security Management

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