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Earn your Criminal Justice certificate online

If you want to forge a career in the justice system, earning our Criminal Justice certificate online could be the first step you need. From juvenile justice to private security and criminal investigation, you’ll graduate with an in-depth understanding of the court system—and a clear vision of the direction in which you want to take your career.

Our online Undergraduate Certificate in Criminal Justice gives you the freedom to make your own schedule and complete your one-semester program at a pace that fits into your life. With the option to take your education a step further and put your credits toward an Associate Degree upon graduation, you’ll be even closer to achieving your goals.

Online Criminal Justice Certificate Curriculum

Through our Criminal Justice Undergraduate Certificate online, you can build foundational skills and learn fundamental knowledge that can help you prepare to take the first steps toward furthering your education or preparing for a criminal justice career. Your online classes include:

  • Introduction to Criminal Justice

You’ll also choose elective courses like Criminal Law, Policing, or Corrections to round out your criminal justice introduction.


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What you get

  • Textbook and/or comprehensive online resources and assessments
  • Credits which can be applied toward the Associate Degree in Criminal Justice
  • The freedom to complete courses at your own speed with self-paced lessons

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Criminal justice opportunities

A Criminal Justice Undergraduate Certificate can open up a number of career doors in policing, corrections, private investigation, and more. From 2021 to 2031, the U.S. Department of Labor expects a faster than average growth rate of 6% for private detectives and investigators, with a median salary of $59,380*.


Gain an understanding of the justice system, from ethics and procedure to juvenile justice and private security.


Maximize your ability and potential to contribute to society and create meaningful change.


Design your own schedule and complete your coursework at a pace that fits into your lifestyle.

Criminal Justice Certificate FAQ

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.

Taking Criminal Justice online classes makes sense for busy people who are ready for college-level study and want the convenience of learning from home. Earning a Criminal Justice Undergraduate Certificate will give you a solid foundation in subject matter that is useful for careers in policing, corrections, probation, the courts, juvenile justice, and more.

Yes! Every student at Ashworth College gains access to the Ashworth College Central Network, an online toolkit that helps you work through resume templates, cover letters, thank you letters, and more. Use the career tools as much as you like to prepare professional documents for your job search. Once you’ve graduated, you can come back to the Ashworth College Central Network at any time.

Unlike other online schools that offer programs in Criminal Justice, we allow you up to one year from the date of your enrollment to earn your Criminal Justice certificate online. A self-paced, flexible study schedule is one of the many benefits of pursuing your education at Ashworth College.

Related programs

Criminal Justice online classes are just one way to jump-start a more successful future. Our other Undergraduate Certificates 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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