AA Criminal Justice

Develop your criminal justice and liberal arts knowledge, 100% online.

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Our Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice provides industry knowledge combined with a liberal arts curriculum in a 100% online format. If you are interested in crime prevention, homeland security or court administration, an AA in Criminal Justice can provide the foundation for a rewarding career path.

What You'll Learn

In addition to the writing, math and business courses required for the liberal arts core, you will cover a variety of criminal justice topics, including criminology, delinquency and prevention, criminal law, criminal investigation, social problems and substance abuse. You will explore the complex relationships among legal, historical and psychological influences affecting the U.S. legal system. You’ll also analyze crime trends, statistics, victimology and justice policy. See sample curriculum here. Find textbooks and materials required for each specific term.


Florida Institute of Technology is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate’s, baccalaureate, master’s, education specialist and doctoral degrees.


Whether you’re interested in working with police, courts or corrections, the multidisciplinary field of criminal justice can lead to many career paths. An associate’s degree in criminal justice can be useful in positions such as police officer, court administrator, private security, crime scene investigator, youth caseworker, and probation officer.

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