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Associate Of Arts In Criminal Justice

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Explore the world of criminal justice with an Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice degree from University of Phoenix. This is a great way to start your journey into the field of criminal justice, corrections or security. In addition to building a solid foundation by studying policing practices, the court system, corrections and juvenile justice, you’ll develop sought-after critical-thinking skills as well as invaluable leadership abilities. All of the courses in our associate degree in criminal justice are updated regularly to ensure real-world relevance and are taught by leaders in the field of criminal justice and security.

What you'll learn

The AA in Criminal Justice Program is designed to address the needs of the Criminal justice and security occupations that require the breadth and depth of knowledge and a continually evolving set of physical, technological, cognitive, and interpersonal skills to navigate a rapidly changing environment. The program is designed to accommodate those requiring basic knowledge, as well as individuals seeking a comprehensive understanding of the field.

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The College of Security and Criminal Justice

The College of Security and Criminal Justice was created to provide degree programs that give students a deeper understanding of security and criminal justice best practices and help you advance your career.

Faculty with years of experience in the field

Our more than 2,200 faculty members have an average of 20 years of experience in the fields they teach and hold leadership positions such as chief of police, warden, security executive, judge, sheriff and more.

Updated curriculum

Courses are typically reviewed every 18 months, and new programs are developed based on the pressing demands within the security and criminal justice fields.