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Purdue University Global


Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice and Criminology (Online)

Help prevent and predict crime. Prepare for opportunities in crime analysis, law enforcement, and more. Complete your degree 100% online at one of the largest providers of public safety programs in the U.S.*

- Program Highlights: Study the criminal justice system, crime analysis, forensic psychology, constitutional law, psychological profiling, deviance and violence, constitutional law, sociology, and more.

- Career Opportunities: Detective/criminal investigator, police officer, private investigator, crime scene investigator, patrol officer, public safety officer

- Credit for Experience: Earn credits for prior college, work, or military experience.†

- Bachelor’s Degree Foundation: You can transfer your associate’s degree into a future Purdue Global bachelor’s degree in criminal justice or corrections to cover half of the requirements.‡

Program is not available in all states. Contact an Admissions Advisor for details. Purdue Global cannot guarantee employment or career advancement. Local, state, and federal law enforcement jobs may require additional training or education beyond the associate’s level. Some positions require a 4-year bachelor's degree and/or additional state-approved higher education beyond the Purdue Global degree. This program was not designed to meet any specific state’s requirements, and Purdue Global makes no representations or warranties as to whether the degree or any individual courses meet such requirements. Refer to the University Catalog for additional information.
* Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), 2016-2017 Total Degrees and Certificates Conferred, First Major, Criminal Justice and Corrections, and Fire Protection, nces.ed.gov/IPEDS. Based on total number of degrees and certificates granted by Kaplan University compared to other Title IV institutions. Note: these data were reported prior to the March 2018 purchase of Kaplan University by Purdue University and subsequent creation of Purdue University Global.
† Purdue Global does not guarantee transferability of credit from any of these sources. See the University Catalog for the Prior Learning Assessment policy.
‡ The University cannot guarantee that students will be granted admission to any future programs. Speak to an Advisor about transfer credit opportunities and see the University Catalog for the Prior Learning Assessment policy.

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