A.S. Criminal Justice
Why Study A.S. Criminal Justice at TFC?
The online Criminal Justice major equips students for service in the criminal justice field by integrating the pursuit of truth with Godly character. This degree program seeks to equip graduates with the knowledge, skill and character pertinent to servicing the justice system from a biblical worldview for kingdom service. This degree program is designed to prepare students for a career in the criminal justice system.
Not only are our students equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to successfully pursue a criminal justice career, but the integration of bible and theology within this degree program allows for a kingdom focus within the field. Graduates from this program rely on their Christian faith and Godly character to pursue truth and justice. Active first responders receive a 50% discount on this program.
- Marriage & Family Counseling
- Nonprofit Business Administration
- Organizational Leadership
- Social Work
A.S. Criminal Justice Courses
The Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice is a 63 hour program that includes 33 hours of general education courses (including 15 hours of Bible & Theology) and 30 hours of Criminal Justice courses. Classes include Criminology, Judicial Process, and American Government.
- Judicial Process
- American Government
What can you do with a A.S. Criminal Justice Degree?
Online criminal justice degree programs open up a world of opportunity for our graduates. These are just a few of the career opportunities that you can explore once you complete your online criminal justice degree:
Public Safety Officer
Public safety officers are employed by municipalities, school districts and law enforcement agencies in order to patrol a specific area and maintain order. At the federal level, public safety officers must have a bachelor’s degree.
A corrections officer is very similar to a public safety officer, except that corrections officers work in prisons, jails and other detention centers. Corrections officers are required to patrol specific areas within the prison system and maintain order among the inmates.
A paralegal works in a law firm, often alongside a specific lawyer, and provides support for the lawyer’s caseload. A paralegal needs a strong working foundation of the criminal justice system, as they are often completing the hands-on work that is required for a particular case.
Security Management Professional
Many private entities are interested in employing security management professionals, which is an ideal career opportunity for an individual with a criminal justice degree. A security management professional will create and employ a security plan for a specific organization.