Associate of Science in Criminal Justice
Pledge to Advance Your Career with an Associate in Criminal Justice Degree
This program is offered on Campus and Online.
You are determined to keep the public safe and vow to uphold the integrity of the law. Now make that commitment a career with a criminal justice degree from Post University. This could be your first step toward a rewarding and demanding position in federal, state, or local law enforcement or corrections; correctional counseling; case management; or other exciting criminal justice careers. With the foundational knowledge you will build in our criminal justice associate degree program, you can be prepared to enter or advance in the field or pursue your bachelor’s degree.
As a student in this program, offered as an online criminal justice associate degree and at our Connecticut campus, you can develop skills in report writing, fingerprinting, and crime scene documentation. You will also gain well–rounded knowledge in the areas of law enforcement, forensics, criminal investigation, courts, and corrections.
We keep our class sizes small to encourage active participation in discussions and to provide more one-on-one support from our professional faculty. Our faculty bring years of practical criminal justice expertise in the classroom and through off-site experiential learning opportunities.
Within the framework of the American Criminal Justice System, you’ll learn the ethical and professional application of principles and procedures. You’ll gain a thorough comprehension of the U.S. Constitution (Bill of Rights) provisions as they apply to criminal laws and procedures, as well as a broad understanding of crime and punishment. Emphasis on effective communication skills—both written and oral—will help you apply classroom theory in the field.
What Can I do With an AS in Criminal Justice?
Graduates of Post University’s Associate of Science in Criminal Justice degree program are prepared for a variety of career options at the federal, state and local levels of law enforcement, the courts, and corrections. Also, many students prefer to continue their studies and earn a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree.
The Associate of Science in Criminal Justice degree is not designed to fulfill the educational requirements for any professional credential, such as a police officer certification. Professional credentials also have other requirements outside of education. Law enforcement and other public safety positions often require testing, specialized trainings, background checks, and more. Job requirements also vary by jurisdiction, involving the local, state, or national levels. Learn about law enforcement and public safety careers through the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: https://www.bls.gov/, specifically: Police and Detectives, Correctional Officers and Bailiffs, and Emergency Management Directors.
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We also offer academic advising from a personal staff member from the moment you enroll. This is just one of the ways Post University makes your education personal.
Solidify your dedication to your community and our country. Contact us to enroll in our Waterbury, Connecticut-based program or in online criminal justice associate degree program today.
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