The associate degree in Criminal Justice Studies from Bryant & Stratton College provides students with the education they need to pursue career opportunities in numerous areas of the criminal justice and legal fields. Graduates of this associate degree program will be qualified to work in law enforcement, corrections, security, the juvenile justice system, and other areas. They can even pursue job opportunities in homeland security, forensics, criminology, legal work, and more. The Criminal Justice Studies associate degree program is designed to give graduates the opportunity to pursue these exciting positions at the local, state, and federal levels.
Students will gain a strong understanding of the United States’ court systems, correctional organizations, law enforcement agencies, and both public and private security venues. A strong emphasis is placed on the ever-changing technology used in the field, and students will receive a balance of theory (from criminal psychology to homeland security) and practice that prepares them to work with the tools used in crime scene investigation, to investigate digital crime, and more. From paralegals to parole officers, these courses will help dedicated professionals pursue a number of career fields.
While opportunities abound for criminal justice associate degree jobs, many career opportunities within the field have additional requirements such as academy training, background checks, and physical fitness standards. These mandates often vary on a state-by-state or city-by-city basis, so be sure to research the potential requirements in your region as you pursue an associate degree in Criminal Justice Studies.
The Amherst campus offers courses in the Criminal Justice Studies associate degree. To learn more about this degree at the Amherst location, please contact an admissions representative.
Students of the Criminal Justice Studies associate degree program will gain knowledge of:
Criminal Justice Academic Program Disclosures
The Criminal Justice Studies associate degree program is available for study with Bryant & Stratton College Online. The online criminal justice degree program follows the same outcomes and curriculum as the campus-based program with the added flexibility and convenience of an online program. Students of our online associate degree in criminal justice can expect the same personal touch and support with their online courses and studies as is provided by our campus faculty and staff.
Credits earned in online classes at Bryant & Stratton College are the same as credits earned in campus-based classes at Bryant & Stratton College.
Is an associate degree in criminal justice worth it? A Criminal Justice Studies associate degree can prepare you for a career in the growing law enforcement and corrections field. In this industry, a degree is often necessary for advancement. When combined with agency-specific training and certifications, an associate in criminal justice can jump-start a career as a correctional officer, jailer, sheriff, probation officer, or police officer.
Major Requirements (39 Credits)
For a full course listing, please refer to the Bryant & Stratton College catalog.
Thinking about pursuing a career in law? Want to do something in the legal field? Thinking about pursuing a criminal justice associate degree to give your career prospects a boost? Bryant & Stratton College is here to help. Law enforcement, criminal law, criminology, corrections, public safety, and the justice system—we cover it all in our criminal justice associate degree program. Learn more. Get the conversation started here.