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Associate in Criminal Justice

Apply ButtonPrepare to enter the exciting and personally rewarding career of criminal justice with the Associate in criminal justice degree program. The online program is a well-rounded program covering the various aspects of the criminal justice field and is not designed as a basic police course.

The Experience

Our faculty brings real-life experience into their academic teaching with a wonderful mix of practical knowledge and theory. The program is taught by professionals within the field including: administrators, coroners, judges, lawyers, law enforcement officers, psychologists, and sociologists.

The Results

This program is appropriate for provides the academic base for those interested in a career within the justice system.  All course work transfers into the Bachelor of criminal justice degree program


Additional Information

An Associate in criminal justice degree requires 60 credit hours.

General Education - 22 credit hours

ENG 103 English Compensation I
ENG 113 English Composition II
Math Elective - 3 credit hours
Lab Science Elective - 4 credit hours
SS Elective - 3 credit hours
HUM elective - 3 credit hours
General Education Elective - 3 credit hours

Content Requirements - 24 credit hours

LE 103 Introduction to Criminal Justice
LE 153 Juvenile Justice
LE 253 Probation, Parole and Community Corrections
LE 263 Introduction to Criminal Law and Justice
LE 273 Criminal Procedures and Evidence
LE 343 Criminalistics and Crime Scene Investigations I
PSY 113 Principles of Psychology
PSY 383 Forensic Psychology

Additional Requirements - 14 credit hours

UE 111 Adult Learning Orientation
Free Electives – 13 credit hours

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

TrineOnline is an entirely online format which allows you to complete your degree in the comfort of your home and, for international students, home country. With new classes starting every eight weeks, you can complete your degree in as little as a year, or at a slower pace if you want.
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.

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