The Program in Depth

The Associate of Science in Criminal Justice can provide students with an applicable foundation of fundamental criminal justice knowledge and skills.

You Can Learn How to:

  • Law enforcement and correctional principles and practices
  • The structure and function of the criminal justice components, including law enforcement, the courts, corrections and the juvenile justice system.
  • Various theories on crime causation
  • Basic crime-fighting strategies

Some Courses You'll Take

At AIU, more of the courses you take will be in your field of interest, on average, than at other similar schools. In the Criminal Justice associate degree program, your classes can include:

Foundations of Criminal Justice Systems

This course provides an overview of the criminal justice system. Emphasis will be on crime in America, the criminal justice process, law enforcement, ...

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Theories of Crime Causation

This course is an overview of theoretical perspectives in criminology. This entails the nature, causation and etiology of criminal behaviors in offend...

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Introduction to Criminal Law

This course furnishes a concise but comprehensive introduction to the substantive criminal law. It offers an understanding of the legal environment in...

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Course content subject to change

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A Flexible Degree that Fits Your Life

Real-World Education

You’ll study under professors who are industry specialists , learning the relevant skills, fundamental practices and specific knowledge related to your field.

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Internships & Other Career Support

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Classes start January 4th!