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Safeguard your community with a Criminal Justice Degree

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Classes on your schedule

Study at your own pace with asynchronous online classes.

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A faculty of industry experts

Classes are taught by police commanders, detectives, state troopers, military veterans, attorneys, and other experts.

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Make a difference

Receive specialized training to get the job done and uphold a high level of public trust.

Protect and serve your community

In our associate degree in Criminal Justice program, you will gain the knowledge, support, and real-world insights from professors who have earned their stripes in the field. Classes are taught by police commanders, state troopers, military veterans, attorneys, detectives, and other experts. At Goodwin, you’ll fit right in. Our classrooms are made up of students with diverse backgrounds, all with a shared goal of law and protection.

Prepare for a rewarding career in criminal justice

Goodwin University will prepare you to protect and serve your community with an associate degree in Criminal Justice. At Goodwin, we offer the opportunity to focus your elective coursework in homeland security, computer crime, forensics, or law enforcement.

Jesline Rosario

“I was able to tailor my classes to work around my schedule. I loved taking online classes too, I could take my classwork wherever and whenever I wanted.”

Financing your criminal justice education

At Goodwin, there are many kinds of financial aid available to students, including grants and scholarships that don’t have to be paid back, student loans that will have to be repaid, and work-study opportunities that provide a regular paycheck.

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Customize your class schedule

Goodwin’s Criminal Justice classes are fully online and asynchronous — allowing you to learn at your own preferred pace and make the most out of your education. Better still, you’ll have the freedom and flexibility to schedule classes according to your daily responsibilities and tailor courses to your specific career goals. With a comprehensive curriculum taught by expert instructors, you’ll develop the critical thinking skills necessary for modern law enforcement, security, emergency response, and investigative professions.

Coursework includes:

CJS 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice and the Law
CJS 150 Criminology
CJS 243 Juvenile Justice in America
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Career Options

The Criminal Justice field includes careers in law enforcement, security, corrections, intelligence, and more. Those who meet this challenge earn the respect of their families, friends, and neighbors and live their lives knowing that they’re making a positive difference.

Criminal Justice graduates can find careers in:

  • Corrections
  • Customs and Border Protection
  • Drug enforcement agency
  • Federal Bureau of Prisons
  • Immigration and Customs Enforcement
  • Law enforcement
  • Private and personal security agencies
  • Transportation Security Administration
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Download your very own associate degree in Criminal Justice guide!

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Your guide to earning an associate degree in Criminal Justice!

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Start classes May 6!