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AAS - Criminal Justice

The Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice is designed to address the educational needs of individuals who desire to enter or advance their career within the field of criminal justice. 

Degree Availability

The new AAS - Criminal Justice degree can be obtained online through the community colleges shown below. Select a community college from the list below to find out more about the degree program. Upon completion, your degree will be awarded and conferred by the institution you select as your home school. There is no differentiation between earning your degree on-ground or online.


AAS Criminal Justice with concentrations in Law Enforcement & Corrections (being phased out)

The AAS - Criminal Justice program with concentrations in Law Enforcement and Corrections is being phased out and replaced by a Criminal Justice program that has an extensive library of courses from which students can select courses to fulfill personal interest and elective requirements. The existing program with concentrations in Law Enforcement and Corrections will remain open for a period of time so that current students can finish their program and concentration of study.

The following institutions have announced their plans for program termination of the AAS degree with concentrations in Corrections and Law Enforcement:

Columbia State Community College - Effective Fall 2017, the existing program will no longer accept new students. Existing students in the program have until December 2018 to complete the degree.  
Nashville State Community College - Effective Fall 2017, the existing program will no longer accept new students. Existing students in the program have until May 31, 2018 to complete the degree.
Roane State Community College - Effective Fall 2017, the existing program will no longer accept new students. Existing students in the program have until June 2017 to complete the degree.
Walters State Community College - Effective Spring 2017, the existing program will no longer accept new students. Existing students in the program have until Fall 2020 to complete the degree.