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Associate of Science in Criminal Justice (ASCJ)

The Associate of Science in Criminal Justice (ASCJ) degree program is designed to offer students a strong foundation in areas of criminal justice such as investigation and law enforcement, laws and courts, and corrections and parole while also addressing juvenile delinquency and the juvenile justice system. Through a specific course structure, students in this criminal justice associate degree will have the ability to strengthen their knowledge while acquiring the skills needed to meet their goals.

  • Next Start Date

    June 8, 2015

  • Total Credits


  • Core Credits


  • Program Length

    18 MONTHS

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  • Successful completion of AIU's Associate of Science in Criminal Justice program can provide students with an applicable foundation of industry-related knowledge and skills, including how to:

    • Demonstrate foundational knowledge of law enforcement, the courts, corrections and the juvenile justice system
    • Describe and differentiate the various explanations of crime causation
    • Exhibit appropriate knowledge, skills and abilities to obtain an entry level position in the criminal justice field

    Relevant Institutional/Programmatic Accreditation

    American InterContinental University® is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. To contact the Higher Learning Commission please visit www.hlcommission.org.

  • The Associate of Science in Criminal Justice degree program provides students the opportunity to focus in a specific field of interest in criminal justice. In addition to the general education courses, the following core courses will be offered.

    • Foundations of Criminal Justice Systems
    • Theories of Crime Causation
    • Introduction to Criminal Law
    • Introduction to Law Enforcement
    • Introduction to American Court System
    • Foundations of Corrections


    Click here to download the AIU catalog for more information and a full list of courses for this degree.

  • AIU's Associates of Science In Criminal Justice degree program is geared towards helping student's acquire a solid foundation in criminal justice fundamentals and focus on areas essential to the criminal justice field.

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