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Our affordable online Criminal Justice Associate Degree

Criminal justice careers are challenging, rewarding, and—above all—worthwhile. Professionals in this field have the potential to change lives for the better, create positive systemic change, and make a valuable contribution to society. With the right skill set, you can do the same.

Our online Criminal Justice Associate Degree is tailored to help you move your criminal justice knowledge—and career—to the next level. Each class is designed by legal professionals to focus on real-world skills and ensure excellent career relevance. Studying at your own pace, this is your opportunity to explore a diverse range of respected career paths, including corrections, corporate security, forensic science, private investigation, and legal-system support.

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  • Easily afford this API Program Name program with 0% interest monthly payment options
  • Fit study around your life with our flexible online study model
  • Upgrade your career prospects and achieve your goals


What you get

  • Textbooks and/or eBooks
  • Academic support via email, web portal, or phone
  • Binder™ mobile app for taking your learning materials on-the-go
  • Student Portal dashboard for instant access to lessons and support
  • Learning Resource Center online libraries and labs
  • ProQuest® digital access to thousands of sources for research
  • An active online community of fellow students, staff, and grads

job growth

Job opportunities

Your Associate Degree in Criminal Justice, may help you make real progress toward your professional goals. And it’s a good time to do so: the growing emphasis on homeland security and crime prevention is driving demand for criminal justice professionals.


Explore specialized, career-focused classes in criminal procedure, policing, juvenile justice, and more.


Enroll at any time and complete each of the four semesters in as few as six months based on your study pace.


You may qualify to get your fourth and final semester (that’s a $ value) at no cost! How affordable!

Success story

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"Ashworth College has made a big difference in my life. I’m the first person in my family to graduate from college."

Larry Harris, Criminal Justice

Frequently asked questions

You may be taking your first steps into higher education. Or you may be considering online study for the first time. Whatever your situation, we’re here to guide you through the process and answer any questions you have.

Yes. After earning your Criminal Justice Associate Degree online from Ashworth College, you will have a solid foundation of knowledge and skills that are applicable in the real world. What you learn could be the basis for a satisfying role in the court system, corrections, juvenile justice, policing, or private investigation. Your degree will be a valuable starting point for your career.

As soon as you enroll, you gain an Ashworth College Central Network. It's an online toolkit that offers step-by-step guidance for building your resume, drafting cover letters, writing thank yous, and more. Your lessons may refer you to the Ashworth College Central Network as you prepare to graduate and take new steps in your career. After you earn your degree, you'll retain your account so you can sharpen your Ashworth College Central Network anytime you need to.

We allow you up to four (4) years from the date of your enrollment to graduate and earn your Associate Degree in Criminal Justice. A self-paced, flexible study schedule is one of the many advantages of earning your online Criminal Justice Associate Degree at Ashworth College.

Related programs

Our online Criminal Justice Associate Degree isn’t the only legal studies major available at Ashworth College. Our other programs include:

State requirements

A career in this field may require you to meet certain licensing, training, and other requirements that can vary by vocation and state. You should check with your state, local government, and/or licensing board to find out which requirements may be applicable in your state. Click here for contact information on state licensing/regulatory boards and certain professional licensing information.

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