Fitting your criminal justice studies into your life can be challenging. With an online Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Criminal Justice from Broadview University, you can work your studies around your family and work commitments—instead of the other way around. Broadview is nationally accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), so your online associate degree will be valued in the workplace—or if you continue your education.
With Broadview University’s CareerPath initiative, you’ll save up to 25% on tuition! Through this innovative initiative, many of our courses are offered in six-week sessions so you can take courses full-time while concentrating on fewer subjects at once. Take classes full-time, year-round, and you can earn your online degree in as little as 18 months.
With your online associate degree from Broadview, you’ll be on a fast track to a variety of criminal justice positions, from corrections officer to private security; protective services to investigator. Our graduates* have gone on to work for:
(*July 1, 2012 – June 30, 2015)
Your online education will be delivered by instructors who have real-world experience in the criminal justice field. They will support and encourage you as you pursue your online associate degree. You will feel part of a community with the other online learners in your program. Our A.A.S. in Criminal Justice was developed with input from local criminal justice experts so you know you’re receiving an up-to-date education. You’ll gain an understanding of the theories of law enforcement, judicial systems and correctional modalities through courses in:
Before you start your online associate degree program, you can take our online learning orientation. This step-by-step guide will teach you how to use our online system and give you the guidance and confidence you need to succeed as an online learner. Our Service Desk will be there to assist you with any technological issues—seven days a week—via phone and email.
Through CampusConnect, you’ll access your course materials, submit assignments and connect with your instructors and classmates. Through LibraryConnect, our virtual library, you’ll be able to connect to librarians and access our large collection of reference materials, e-books, databases and journals.
This course examines the three main components of criminal justice: policing, judicial and correctional systems. American criminal justice theories are introduced with an emphasis on current practices in community, juvenile, and corporate environments.
This course identifies security issues in public safety and the private sector and details 21st century responses to those challenges. The course presents the foundations of security practices, models as the basis for assessing the strengths and weaknesses of private and government systems, future implications of social and political paradigm shifts for security methods and systems and the impact of globalization and diversity of local populations.
The objective of this course is to present students with a clear, contemporary and comprehensive analysis of criminology that encourages critical thinking about the causes of crime and crime prevention strategies. The students also analyze if crime is an individual responsibility or a symptom of a dysfunctional society.
This course examines the impact of gang activity on crime in America. It focuses on the gang subculture, its appeal and grasp on youth, and results of programs and strategies created and implemented to curb the increase in gang violence.