Online Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice

Our online criminal justice program is designed with an interdisciplinary approach to the field of law enforcement. This program focuses on the study of crime, criminal law, criminal procedures, and criminal behavior, while also equipping students with a broad grounding in the liberal arts, human relations, and social and behavioral sciences.


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Earn your degree in one of the fields the market demands most – criminal justice.

Our online Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice degree equips students with a broad grounding in the liberal arts, along with foundational knowledge and skills in human relations, social and behavioral sciences, and criminal justice. Graduates are prepared for entry-level positions in helping professions. They may also continue their studies to earn a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice.


1. Articulate principles for effective interpersonal interactions, including relationship building, problem solving, and dealing with difficult people.

2. Identify and discuss the differential effects and treatment of people by and/or within the criminal justice system based on racial, ethnic, gender, and age characteristics.

3. Explain basic concepts of criminal justice and the structure of the American criminal justice system, including the roles of the courts and police.


The online associate in criminal justice program’s comprehensive curriculum is designed to help you develop foundational knowledge in liberal arts, behavioral science and psychology. Listed below are some of the courses offered to students:

  • Constitutional Law
  • Criminology
  • Interpersonal Effectiveness
  • Introduction to Psychology


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Program Length

As a completely asynchronous program, the online associate degree in criminal justice allows students to work at their own pace. While there are deadlines associated with the online criminal justice program, there are no required meeting times, so students are able to complete their work at their convenience. For this reason, the program length differs depending on how many credits students choose to take in a semester. On average, students complete the 60 credits required for the online associate in criminal justice degree in two years.

Program Cost

All students enrolled in the associate degree in criminal justice online program pay the same tuition rate, regardless of the state the student resides in. Already one of the most affordable choices among private colleges, Point University offers CCU and Cincinnati-area online students almost 40% off Point's regular on-campus tuition.

Rate: $395 per credit hour

To view a complete breakdown of tuition and fees, visit our Tuition & Fees: Online Students page.

Career Opportunities

The online associate degree in criminal justice will equip you with the knowledge and tools to launch successful careers across the field of law enforcement in roles such as:


  • Police Officer
  • Corrections Officer
  • Probation Officer
  • Judicial Administrator


Through CCU's partnership with Point University, the criminal justice program is offered in a fully-online format. Online students engage in asynchronous learning through a course website that facilitates interaction with their instructor and classmates.



This degree is 100% online. Take classes anytime – from anywhere in the world.



Up to 30 credit hours can be transferred into this program from an accredited institution, shortening your degree time by half.


Your faith will be strengthened with courses taught from a biblical worldview.


As an online student, you’ll receive the same quality education – from the same respected professors – as our on-campus students.



Our mentorship program for online students promotes development that’s tailored to fit your personal and professional goals.


Our 18-to-1 student to professor ratio provides a small class size where you’re not just a student – you’re family.

With CCU & Point University, you’ll develop critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, all while learning to be an effective leader. Get started today to make a difference in your career!

Point University provides a wonderful learning environment where you can grow both academically and spiritually. The professors encourage and support you and want you to succeed. The online classes are really convenient as you can set your own weekly schedule to fit the needs of your lifestyle.”

– Laura Doering, online student