Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice

Degree Level: Associate | Course Format: Online

The Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice provides a foundation in criminal justice theory and concepts, while developing students’ ability to understand legal issues, law enforcement objectives, the impact or terrorism, and administration matters. The program serves to enhance the professional career paths of those already within the discipline, preparing graduates to pursue career opportunities in the criminal justice field, while serving as a background for further baccalaureate study.


Curriculum
60 credit hours. All courses are 3 credit hours unless otherwise noted.
Term 1
  • COE 1010: Introduction to College Experience
  • BUS 2550: Microcomputer Applications
  • ENG 1010: Expository Writing
  • CJ 1000: Principles of Criminal Justice
  • SCI 1150: Environmental Science
Term 2
  • HIS 2110: History of the United States I
  • HUM 1040: Survey of Literature
  • COM 1000: Communication in the Workplace
  • CJ 1020: Introduction Police Crime Control Strategies
  • REL 1110: Understanding the Old Testament
Term 3
  • CJ 1200: Principles of Corrections
  • CJ 1300: The U.S. Court System
  • CJ 2000: Overview of Criminal Procedure
  • CJ 2100: Principles of Law Enforcement
  • CJ 2200: Drugs in Society
Term 4
  • Concentration Electives (6 credit hours)
  • Social Science
  • Religion
  • ENG 1020: English Composition II
PROGRAM COST
Tuition for the Bethel University Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice is $345 per credit hour.

Tuition Includes
  • All course fees
  • All required textbooks and course materials
  • Technology