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Online Criminal Justice Degree Programs

Build the Foundation of a Professional Career in Law Enforcement, Corrections, Security, and More

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Why Choose NEC for Your
Online Criminal Justice Degree?

Two Degree Pathways:

We offer a two-year online associate degree program or a four-year online bachelor’s degree program.*

Establish or Advance Your Career:

Build the foundation of a criminal justice career with our associate degree or prepare for leadership and federal-level roles with our bachelor’s degree.

Instructors with Real-World Experience:

Our faculty members bring direct experience of the fields they teach to your classes, meaning they can connect theory to practical strategies and solutions.

Grow as a Leader and Professional:

Our interdisciplinary program equips you to communicate effectively with colleagues and community members, to think critically, and to appreciate and engage productively with different viewpoints.

Balance Work, Life, and Education:

Discover accessible college education designed for busy working adults like you: flexible, fully online classes, engaging discussions, and personal attention from instructors.
*Assumes full-time course load of 30 credits per year. Actual time to completion may vary depending on schedule and transfer credit.

Criminal Justice Overview

Whether you are a mid-career criminal justice professional or new to the field, our degree programs can offer you a comprehensive understanding of legal, ethical, and administrative best practices for advancing justice and reducing violence. Plus, our flexible online format makes it possible to pursue your degree around your busy work and family life.

What You Will Learn

Our undergraduate programs in criminal justice are designed to produce graduates who can:

Courses and Curriculum

Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice
Our AA degree program introduces fundamental concepts in criminology, corrections, criminal law, and more. To graduate, you will complete 60 credits: 28 credits of criminal justice core courses, 28 credits of general education courses, and another four credits of elective coursework.
AA Core Criminal Justice Courses:
PS 1000 - Exploring the Mechanisms of Prejudice, Discrimination, and Social Justice
CJ 1110 - Introduction to Criminal Justice
CJ 1130 - Criminology
CJ 2320 - Criminal Justice Ethics
CJ 3010 - Corrections
CJ 3140 - Criminal Law
CJ 3210 - Police in Society
Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice
Establish a foundation for leadership, administrative, or federal roles with our bachelor’s degree program. To graduate, you will complete a total of 120 credits of coursework: 48 in the criminal justice core, 40 general education credits, and 32 credits of elective courses.
BA Core Criminal Justice Courses:
PS 1000 - Exploring the Mechanisms of Prejudice, Discrimination, and Social Justice
CJ 1110 - Introduction to Criminal Justice
CJ 1130 - Criminology
PS 2310 - Statistics for the Social Sciences
CJ 2320 - Criminal Justice Ethics
CJ 3010 - Corrections
CJ 3140 - Criminal Law
CJ 3210 - Police in Society
CJ 4000 - Issues in Professional Practice: Criminal Justice
You will also take two electives from within the major to fulfill core credit requirements.

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Protect, Serve, and Advance

Take the next step toward new opportunities: contact New England College today to learn more about our online criminal justice degree programs!