Criminal Justice


Female and male police officer

A  career in criminal justice is both exciting and rewarding. The well-rounded Associate in Criminal Justice online degree program prepares you for a career in the justice system.

The Experience

As a student in this online Associate in Criminal Justice program, you will learn from faculty with real-life experiences who bring a mix of practical knowledge and theory.  

The Results

Graduates who earn Trine University's Associate in Criminal Justice degree receive an academic base for a career in the criminal justice field. This degree also prepares you for more advanced education opportunities such as the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

Additional Information


An Associate in Criminal Justice degree requires 60 credit hours.

General Education - 21 credit hours

Math Elective
Science Elective
SOC 103 Principles of Sociology
Humanities Elective
ENG 143 College Composition
HUM 203 Humanities Seminar
POLS 113 Intro to Government

Additional Program Requirements – 15 hours

UE 111 Online Learning Orientation
Free Electives

Content Requirements - 24 credit hours

CRJ103 Introduction to Criminal Justice
CRJ 133 Criminal Justice Report Writing
CRJ153 Juvenile Justice
CRJ263 Introduction to Criminal Law &Justice
CRJ273 Criminal Procedures &Evidence
CRJ343 Criminalistics &Crime Scene Investigations I
PSY 113 Principles of Psychology
PSY 383 Forensic Psychology

For a complete description of the above requirements, please go to the Course Catalog (opens in a new window).

TrineOnline delivers the convenience and accessibility of an online degree program with classes starting every eight weeks. Our asynchronous classes mean there are no set class times, so you can login whenever is best for you. Learn more about the benefits of Trine’s online degree programs.
We offer an affordable education for active duty military students working on their undergraduate degree. Please see our Cost and Investment page for more information.
Information about tuition can be found at Cost and Investment.

Program Information


Associate in Criminal Justice


60 hours



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