Ashland University’s Criminal Justice Degree Program

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Student Testimonials

Testimonial"In my years here at Ashland, I have continuously enjoyed the criminal justice courses that I have taken. I find them to be engaging and full of relevant and up to date information that have prepared me for my future in this field. The professors in this program are encouraging and have taken time out of their busy schedules to sit down with me and discuss internships and my future plans." – Allie Spain

Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice Online at Ashland University

Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice Online at Ashland UniversityYou work long hours and come home exhausted from your day. You believe in justice and in making the world a safer place. You want to advance, but don’t know if the cost is worth the investment. At Ashland University, we can give you the tools you need to advance, at a cost you can afford, and with a schedule that meets the needs of a working adult. 

And our career services center can work with you to help you find potential jobs in the wide open field of criminal justice.

As an online student enrolled in the AA in criminology and criminal justice program, you'll learn about the policies and practices of the various criminal justice system components. Our courses are 100 percent online with 24/7 access for ultimate flexibility for non-traditional, adult learners. Criminal justice degrees are one of the most widely accepted degrees and can open many new doors for employment opportunities.

Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice Online Course Offerings:

Ashland University’s online Criminal Justice courses are designed by experts in the fields of criminal behavior, forensic science, sociology and more. Our program of study includes:
  • Courts and Justice
  • Criminal Investigations
  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Procedure
Potential Career Paths For Individuals Looking to Study in our online Criminal Justice Program:

There are a variety of criminal justice careers that current graduates can choose from. Here is a list some of the careers that are popular in the criminal justice field: 
  • Detective and Private Investigator
  • Police Officers
  • Paralegals
  • Probation Officers

Why Choose Ashland University to study Criminal Justice Online?

Working adults have a tough time sitting down, relaxing, and assessing their situation. Ashland University’s online criminal justice courses help busy adults obtain their degree without the stress of meeting in-class deadlines Our flexible online programs allow students to work at their own pace, from anywhere in the world.

The Best Time to Start Earning Your Degree is Today!

Remember, requesting information is easy and only takes a couple seconds. Simply fill out the form and an Ashland University representative will get back to you shortly. Did you know that our University is a top 200 national college as ranked by U.S. News & World Report?

A degree in criminal justice provides an opportunity for better pay, promotions and more career options. If you already work in the field, your professional training may transfer. You may be closer to a degree than you think! Together, we can build a better future.

Our motto, “Accent on the Individual,” emphasizes our commitment to ensuring success for our online and traditional students.

  • Ashland has flexible transfer options for credit earned elsewhere.
  • At Ashland, your knowledge learned on the job won’t go to waste.Academy and in-service training often counts as credit toward your degree.

Students Studying Online Associate Degree in Criminal Justice


Ashland University is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and is authorized by the Ohio Board of Regents to grant associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees.

  • $417 per semester hour
  • 7-week courses
  • No registration fees