Criminal Justice Associate's Degrees

We depend on people in all arms of the justice and law enforcement fields to keep us safe in our towns and neighborhoods. If you’re interested in helping protect people and uphold the law, you should consider a Criminal Justice Associate’s degree to help you achieve your career goal. An associate’s degree in this field would allow you to a wide variety of careers that people rarely associate with law enforcement like park of county police, juvenile justice, crime labs, security companies and more.

If you are interested in a job that would instruct you how to monitor large areas to spot potential criminal activity, how to pursue, restrain and contain a suspect, how to assist officers with cases involving narcotics, alcohol, food or pharmaceuticals, a Criminal Justice Associate’s degree might be right for you. It is possible to research education requirements for specific criminal justice field careers at our criminal justice career center page.

Choosing to pursue a professional career in the field of justice and law enforcement demonstrates that you are a responsible and mature individual, and will mean that you’ll be eligible for jobs that pay up to 40% more than candidates without an Associate’s.



Soutwestern College


Southwestern College is committed to the educational and personal enrichment of our students. Nationally accredited by the Accrediting Council of Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), it is the philosophy of Southwestern College to establish and maintain standards that will foster the training, advancement, welfare, and best interest of our students. We train students in basic skills and real-world techniques which can help prepare them for future employment. We strive to develop student attitudes and habits that can help lead to promotion and success. We teach students to meet and adjust to the ever-changing conditions of the growing business and healthcare industries.

Brown Mackie College

At Brown Mackie College system of schools, you don't need to wait for a traditional "Fall Start." Because our students aren't always living "traditional" lives we offer new starts each month with day or evening classes that fit your schedule. Each class lasts one month.