Criminal Justice (Associate of Applied Science)

If you are looking to train for a new career in criminal justice, or if you want to advance your current career, our associate’s degree in criminal justice program at Brightwood College could offer you the opportunity to achieve your goals. Our criminal justice program is designed to prepare you with the knowledge, skills, and work habits required for entry-level positions in this field.

Criminal Justice Degree Program Features

This program provides comprehensive training in the areas of criminal investigation, juvenile delinquency, criminal behavior, crime and loss prevention, corporate security, and law enforcement. If you want to train for a meaningful career that gives you a sense of value and allows you to make a positive difference in your community, criminal justice may be right for you. A criminal justice associate's degree from Brightwood College could open the door to exciting careers in law enforcement, forensic science, security services, or a variety of fields that require a dedication to duty and a commitment to public safety.*

Our criminal justice program offers the following:

  • A strong emphasis in various areas of criminal justice and homeland security
  • A hands-on approach to theories and techniques
  • General education courses

Potential Criminal Justice Careers

With an associate's degree from our criminal justice program,† you can seek entry-level positions in the following areas:

  • Security (private or public)
  • Loss prevention  
  • Courtroom administration 
  • Court system personnel 

* Additional academy training or education may be required for law enforcement positions.

† Programs in Maryland are occupational associate's degree programs.

Campus Locations

The criminal justice program is available at the following Brightwood College locations:

California

Indiana

Maryland

Nevada

North Carolina

Gainful Employment Disclosures

Access gainful employment information including program length, tuition costs, financing options, graduation rates and median debt load of students who have completed the program:

California

Indiana

Maryland

Nevada

North Carolina

Campus Catalogs

For details about specific program outcomes and offerings, please review the Academic Programs section of your course catalog.

For additional information on tuition and fees, please review the tuition information section of your campus course catalog under Financial Information > Tuition and Fees.