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Associate Degree

Criminal Justice

Have you always had a strong belief in justice? Make a positive impact with a rewarding career in the field of criminal justice. A Westwood College associate degree in criminal justice will prepare you for entry-level careers in law enforcement, including becoming a corrections officer or working in private security. Through hands-on coursework and preparation, you'll acquire the skills necessary to launch your career with our criminal justice degree programs.

Program features include:

  • Course-based content on the current issues and trends in the field of criminal justice
  • Writing and communication courses to enhance reporting skills needed to succeed in the criminal justice profession
  • Discussion of high ethical standards that are expected of criminal justice professionals
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A Criminal Justice associate degree opens up a world of possibilities. Course topics include:

  • Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • Introduction to Policing
  • Corrections
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Private Investigation and Security
  • Criminal Justice Administration
Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:
  • Compare and contrast the various components of the criminal justice system
  • Explore the impact of contemporary societal issues on the criminal justice system
  • Compare the legal, social, and political parameters within the criminal justice field
  • Analyze information and develop solutions to challenges within the criminal justice system
Locations offering this degree:*

Anaheim Campus - Anaheim, CA
Inland Empire Campus - Upland, CA
Los Angeles Campus - Los Angeles, CA
South Bay Campus - Torrance, CA

Atlanta Campus - Atlanta, GA
Atlanta Northlake Campus - Atlanta, GA

Aurora Campus - Aurora, CO
Denver North Campus - Denver, CO

Annandale Campus - Annandale, VA
Arlington Ballston Campus - Arlington, VA

Online Campus

Where could your Criminal Justice degree take you?

Our criminal justice program provides the educational background and hands-on experience necessary to successfully begin a career in criminal justice. Our faculty of professionals with experience in their fields will provide you with the knowledge, training and insight that you’ll use in your career. Take a look at a few of the career fields that may be available to graduates of this program:*

  • Corrections
  • Criminal justice
  • Juvenile justice
  • Security

Thank you for your interest. Westwood College is no longer accepting new enrollments.

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