Associate Degree in Criminal Justice (AAD)

The Criminal Justice Program is addressed to foster transformational leaders who will make significant contributions to the criminal justice system wherever they are employed. This program is designed to expand and enrich students’ knowledge in the area of criminal justice and prepare them to occupy operational level positions in both the public and private sector. It seeks to instill in students a value system that is rooted in fairness, justice, and integrity, enabling them to participate in bringing positive changes to society.

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Will develop in the student the basic knowledge of the criminal justice system and criminal justice skills. The program offers a foundation in criminal law, legal procedures, criminal evidence, criminology and can develop technical skills predominant in the current criminal justice environment. Others areas of study include human behavior and sociological aspects, which will allow the students to participate effectively as facilitators in the diverse scenarios where they will work.

Possible employment opportunities*:

  • State Police Officer
  • Municipal Police Officer
  • Court Process Server
  • Private Process Server
  • Prison Guard
  • Legal Assistant in Criminal Law Firms

Tuition and Fees

Tuition Study level REQUIREMENTS EstimaTED COST**
Undergraduate Estimated credits
Cost per credit $320 71 $23,345

* These examples are intended to serve as a general guide. Many factors determine what position an individual may attain and National University College can’t guarantee a graduate will secure any specific job title. Some positions may require licensure and/or other certifications. We encourage you to research requirements for your job target and career goals.
Graduates of any of National University College’s Spanish-speaking programs may encounter employment limitations due to the fact that most businesses require fluency in the English Language

** Total estimated cost.

*** Costs vary per program.

****  Cost per credit for US residents.