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Jump start your criminal justice degree

Apply ButtonA  career in criminal justice is both exciting and rewarding. The well-rounded Associate in Criminal Justice online degree program prepares you for a career in the justice system.

The Experience

As a student in this online Associate in Criminal Justice program, you will learn from faculty with real-life experiences who bring a mix of practical knowledge and theory.  

The Results

Graduates who earn Trine University's Associate in Criminal Justice degree receive an academic base for a career in the criminal justice field. This degree also prepares you for more advanced education opportunities such as the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice



Additional Information

An Associate in Criminal Justice degree requires 60 credit hours.

General Education - 22 credit hours

ENG 103 English Compensation I
ENG 113 English Composition II
Math Elective - 3 credit hours
Lab Science Elective - 4 credit hours
SS Elective - 3 credit hours
HUM elective - 3 credit hours
General Education Elective - 3 credit hours

Content Requirements - 24 credit hours

LE 103 Introduction to Criminal Justice
LE 153 Juvenile Justice
LE 253 Probation, Parole and Community Corrections
LE 263 Introduction to Criminal Law and Justice
LE 273 Criminal Procedures and Evidence
LE 343 Criminalistics and Crime Scene Investigations I
PSY 113 Principles of Psychology
PSY 383 Forensic Psychology

Additional Requirements - 14 credit hours

UE 111 Adult Learning Orientation
Free Electives – 13 credit hours

For a complete description of the above requirements, please go to the Course Catalog (opens in a new window).

TrineOnline is an entirely online format which allows you to complete your degree in the comfort of your home and, for international students, home country. With new classes starting every eight weeks, you can complete your degree in as little as a year, or at a slower pace if you want.
We offer an affordable education for active duty military students working on their undergraduate degree. Please see our Cost and Investment page for more information.
Information about tuition can be found at Cost and Investment.

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