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Criminal Justice Associate Degree

Earn Your Criminal Justice Degree Online

Public safety is an important area of focus in today's society. Our Criminal Justice Associate Degree program will teach you a framework of the law enforcement system. Earn your degree how you want to - set your study schedule and work at your own pace. With our affordable, online Criminal Justice program, you can study at price that fits your budget by paying just $79 a credit.​

Why Earn Your Associate Degree in Criminal Justice?​

With Penn Foster College, earning college credits and a full degree is within reach. Our Criminal Justice Associate Degree program will provide the foundational criminal justice concepts that are used everyday in law enforcement. After you graduate, if you'd like to continue your education, you can transfer all of your credits into our Criminal Justice Bachelor's Degree Program.¹ With Penn Foster College's Criminal Justice Associate Degree Program you pay just $79 per credit and study on your schedule.
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Why Choose Penn Foster College?
At only $79 per credit, and 3 easy payment plans to choose from, we can help you fit college into your budget.
On-Demand Learning
On-Demand Learning
No set class schedules so you set the pace and study when you can. Access instructors and coaches through text, phone and email or chat with fellow classmates online.
Prepare for in-demand careers
Prepare for in-demand careers
You can gain the knowledge, skills, and credentials to move toward success along a new or existing career path.
Mobile Friendly
Mobile-Friendly Flexibility
Our 24/7, on-demand learning platform is easy to use – at home or on the go – and you decide when to start and take your classes.
Personalized Goal Tracking
Personalized Goal Tracking
With our progress-tracking and goal-setting tools, you can customize your study and exam schedule to help meet your personal goals.
All-Inclusive Program
Your tuition includes access to instructors and teaching assistants, all of your textbooks, unlimited career support and even a personal Success Coach!
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The American Council on Education's College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT) has evaluated and recommended college credit for many Penn Foster College courses.
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Student Experience
A Customized Learning Experience
With interactive, mobile-friendly courses, progress-tracking and goal-setting tools, and personal coaches to help you succeed, the Penn Foster Experience (PFx) is an online learning experience like no other!

Criminal Justice Associate Degree Course Details

Your Criminal Justice Associate Degree courses include​ criminal law, criminology, police studies, community corrections, crime scene investigation, crisis intervention, police management, and more to help you succeed in the criminal justice field. See the full curriculum here:
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Criminal Justice A.S. Degree Tuition

With flexible, affordable payment options, you can get started on your Criminal Justice Associate Degree online today.
I would not be able to get the job that I have now without getting my degree [...] One of the strongest benefits of Penn Foster is the ability to work at your own pace. I am very busy I have a family and a job. A lot of the other schools don't have flexibility in their deadlines.
Omar H.
Criminal Justice Graduate
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¹ Credits earned in Penn Foster College programs may transfer to some, but not all, learning institutions. If you are planning to continue your education with another school after you earn your degree from Penn Foster College, you should check with that school regarding credit transfer policies. No form of accreditation guarantees that any learning institution will accept credits from any school as transfer credits.
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