A.A., Criminal Justice
Associate of Arts, Criminal Justice
An Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice will give you the skills and knowledge to work in the law enforcement field. You will learn about the criminal justice system, the importance of discretion and ethical decision making in regard to criminal justice operations and the application of criminal law and procedure.
In addition to building a strong foundation in understanding the criminal justice system and studying policing practices, you will develop critical-thinking skills as well as invaluable leadership skills. Hodges Criminal Justice Pathway prepares you to take on roles of protection, apply to law school, or take on a detective, criminalist, or probation role within law enforcement. These careers offer you variety in day to day activities and the ability to serve the public.
What can I do with this degree?
Here are some common professional paths for graduates:
- Corrections Officer
- Police Officer
- Security Guard
- Criminal Investigator
What’s in it for you:
- A Complete Florida personal coach to guide you through the enrollment process and along the path to graduation.
- Finish in 12 months: Students can earn their degree in a year or opt for a slower progression.
- Affordable: Most students can complete the program for about $5,000 including tuition, fees and books.
- Online courses: Courses are offered 100% online on your time.
- Industry-focused curriculum: The RN-to-BSN curriculum was developed in conjunction with Central Florida healthcare providers.
- Experienced faculty: Our faculty are full-time, dedicated instructors who are focused on student success.
- Nationally accredited: ACEN accreditation demonstrates commitment to national nursing education standards.
- Credit for college credits previously earned from accredited institutions.
- Scholarships, financial aid and grants for eligible students.
- Complete an application and pay the application fee through Complete Florida
- Provide residency information
- Provide high school graduation or GED information
- Students with transfer credit may need to take a free online entrance exam and send copies of official transcripts from previous institutions
- Students within five years of high school graduation will need to submit ACT or SAT scores
- Students with an AA or an AS degree do not need to submit test scores or take an entrance exam