Associate of Science in Criminal Justice


Program Description

Reinhardt University’s online criminal justice program gives you the flexibility and opportunity to complete your studies anytime, anywhere.

New students are accepted into the Associate of Science in Criminal Justice program every eight weeks. Each Fall and Spring semester consists of sixteen weeks and is divided into two eight-week sessions. Summer semester is 14 weeks and is divided into two seven-week sessions. Students will take two classes each session for a total of four classes (12-semester credits) per semester.

The 60-Hour ACJ Degree Program can be completed in as little five semesters taking 12 credit hours per semester. Up to 30 semester hours of transfer credit can be applied to this degree program. Courses will be taught 100% online.

CRJ 201 is required in the first semester of enrollment and must be completed with a grade of “C” or better to remain enrolled in the program.

Textbooks for some classes will be included in the cost of tuition and will be available to the student in an e-book format. Some courses will require the student to purchase a textbook and/or software. In these cases, students can order books online through the Reinhardt University Bookstore.

Associate of Science in Criminal Justice Requirements

Major Required Courses:

  • CRJ 201 Online Learning Seminar*
  • CRJ 300 Criminal Evidence and Procedure
  • CRJ 310 Criminal Justice Research Methods
  • CRJ 320 Survey of American Law Enforcement
  • CRJ 330 Survey of Correctional Thought and Practices
  • CRJ 340 Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice

*Required course – must be taken in first semester of enrollment

Career Opportunities

Opportunities in the Criminal Justice field are vast and span from local, state, and federal to even international opportunities.

Reinhardt University’s online Criminal Justice programs are designed to prepare students for success. The programs serve to prepare students for entry-level and advancement in a variety of career fields to include:

  • Corrections
  • Courts
  • Law Enforcement
  • Probation and Parole
  • Security

These online programs at Reinhardt are designed to help students who are building a career in Criminal Justice, not those who are simply looking for a job.

Last updated February 2019

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