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A.S. CJ Administration Online


Effective Fall 2013, the online Criminal Justice Administration Associates of Science track was established. Now prospective students have the option to earn an A.S. degree entirely online. The degree is specifically designed to meet the needs of students who would like the freedom to complete coursework at their convenience, such as criminal justice practitioners, current military, or students with full-time jobs or other commitments. For more information on Criminal Justice Administration, visit the undergraduate catalog. For course descriptions, click here. 

The AS online degree in CJA consists of 18 credit hours of required core courses and 12 credit hours of electives. The required core courses cover the major areas of criminal justice administration. Elective courses represent areas of particular interest (i.e. Criminal Justice Policy, Violent Criminal Behavior, Crime and Delinquency Prevention, Criminal Justice Ethics, etc.). Many of our courses are offered under the "Special Topics" designation.

Program Requirements

Take the following 6 courses:

CJA 1100 - Introduction to Criminal Justice
CJA 2200 - Survey of Policing
CJA 2201 - Survey of Corrections

Take one course from the PSC prefix (3 credits)
Take one course form the PSY prefix (3 credits)
Take one course from the SOC prefix (3 credits) 

Electives

Take 12 credits (4 courses) from the CJA prefix. Elective courses include:

CJA 2220 - Criminal Justice Research Methods
CJA 2225 - Introduction to Criminology
CJA 3354 - Criminal Law
CJA 3355 - Constitutional Criminal Procedure
CJA 3365 - Criminal Justice Policy
CJA 4425 - Criminal Justice Ethics
CJA 4453 - Police Organization and Administration
CJA 4475 - Serial Murder
CJA 4496 - Selected Topics (see below for list)
CJA 4497 - Independent Study

Selected Topics courses include:

  • Crime and Delinquency Prevention
  • Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice
  • Victimology
  • Organized Crime and the Media
  • Terrorism
  • Comparative Criminal Justice Systems
  • Violent Criminal Behavior
  • Probation and Parole
Total Semester Hours: 30