Criminal Justice

Associate in Arts
Transfer Degree
Cost
$11,366*

Defend and advocate for justice

Get prepared to uphold the laws or prevent crime from occurring—now and in the future. With your Associate in Arts in Criminal Justice, you are guided by experienced faculty toward a clear pathway to graduation as you learn employable skills.

Your degree program uses an interactive lecture and discussion model. To ensure mastery of concepts, you do the day’s work before class and then interact with other students and the professor during class.

What can you do with an A.A. in Criminal Justice?

An A.A. in Criminal Justice ensures you’re prepared for a variety of bachelor’s programs—not just criminal justice. You can work in federal law enforcement, the courts and judicial process, and the corrections system.

Work with an Academic Success Advisor who recommends the best way to transfer.

Start right away with your associate degree in roles such as:

  • police officer
  • deputy sheriff
  • correctional officer

With additional education, you can become a:

  • federal agent
  • lawyer
  • juvenile caseworker
  • U.S. marshal

Highlights

  • Credit for Prior Learning

    Receive college credit for what you already know.
  • 100% Online

    Can be completed 100% online.
  • Financial Aid/Scholarships Available

    Based on need and/or achievement. Explore ways to pay for college.
  • Transfer Degree

    Save on your first 2 years and transfer your credits to the 4-year school of your choice.
  • Program Length: 2 Years

    Full-time students finish in 2 years.

Career Outlook

Need help?

A College & Career Navigator (CCN) is ready to answer your questions and assist with your application, academic program selection, class enrollment and connecting you with resources as needed, making your journey at CLC smoother.

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Recommended Pathway

This pathway serves as a guide for students to complete the degree or certificate assuming full-time enrollment (registered in 12 or more credit hours per semester) with Semester 1 typically representing a Fall term. Students are strongly encouraged to meet with their College and Career Navigator (CCN) to identify coursework that will meet degree requirements based on individual academic goals. For a more inclusive list of course options, see the college catalog.

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  • Credit for prior learning available
  • Dual credit options available
  • Global citizenship
  • Online/Virtual options available
  • Course Code Course Title Credits Course Highlights
    CLC 120 2
    ENG 121 3
    MTH 142 3
    PSY 121 3
    CRJ 121 3
    • Course Code CLC 120
      Course Title
      Credits 2
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code ENG 121
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code MTH 142
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code PSY 121
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code CRJ 121
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
  • Course Code Course Title Credits Course Highlights
    ENG 122 3
    CMM 121 3
    SOC 121 3
    CRJ 122 3
    CRJ 123 3
    • Course Code ENG 122
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code CMM 121
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code SOC 121
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code CRJ 122
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code CRJ 123
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
  • Course Code Course Title Credits Course Highlights
    BIO 120 4
    MUS 124 3
    CRJ 124 3
    CRJ 221 3
    HUM 127 3
    • Course Code BIO 120
      Course Title
      Credits 4
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code MUS 124
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code CRJ 124
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code CRJ 221
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code HUM 127
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
  • Course Code Course Title Credits Course Highlights
    PSC 122 3
    PHI 125 3
    CRJ 222 3
    CRJ 229 3
    ESC 128 3
    • Course Code PSC 122
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code PHI 125
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code CRJ 222
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code CRJ 229
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code ESC 128
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights

Total Credit Hours

60


Learn how CLC helps you transfer

Start at CLC and continue with a 4-year school to earn your bachelor's degree. CLC has partnerships with many colleges and universities, covering a wide range of programs.

Our Guaranteed Transfer Partnerships (GTAs) with a select number of schools guarantee admission to students who meet specific criteria.



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Criminal Justice at CLC

Get the bigger picture

An A.A. in Criminal Justice is just one possible way to study legal studies and public safety. Get the bigger picture—degrees, credentials and extra options.

View the Criminal Justice Program Overview

Frequently asked questions

*Cost includes tuition and other fees, including books and materials before financial aid is applied, such as grants, loans or scholarships. There are many opportunities for financial assistance at CLC. Learn more about Cost of Attendance.

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