Online Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice

At Point University, our online criminal justice program is designed with an interdisciplinary approach to the field of law enforcement. This program focuses on the study of crime, criminal law, criminal procedures, and criminal behavior.

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Earn your degree in one of the fields the market demands most – criminal justice.

At Point University, our online Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice degree equips students with a broad grounding in the liberal arts, along with foundational knowledge and skills in human relations, social and behavioral sciences, and criminal justice. Graduates are prepared for entry-level positions in helping professions. They may also continue their studies to earn a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice.


1. Articulate principles for effective interpersonal interactions, including relationship building, problem solving, and dealing with difficult people.

2. Identify and discuss the differential effects and treatment of people by and/or within the criminal justice system based on racial, ethnic, gender, and age characteristics.

3. Explain basic concepts of criminal justice and the structure of the American criminal justice system, including the roles of the courts and police.

The online associate in criminal justice program’s comprehensive curriculum is designed to help you develop foundational knowledge in liberal arts, behavioral science and psychology. Listed below are some of the courses offered to students:

  • Constitutional Law
  • Criminology
  • Interpersonal Effectiveness
  • Introduction to Psychology

As a completely asynchronous program, the online associate degree in criminal justice at Point University allows students to structure their own study schedule. While there are deadlines associated with the online criminal justice program, there are no required meeting times, so students are able to complete their work at their convenience. For this reason, the program length differs depending on how many credits students choose to take in a semester. On average, students complete the 60 credits required for the online associate in criminal justice degree in two years.

All students enrolled in the associate degree in criminal justice online program at Point University pay the same tuition rate, regardless of the state the student resides in. Already one of the most affordable choices among private colleges, Point University offers online students almost 40% off regular on-campus tuition.

Rate: $410 per credit hour*

To view a complete breakdown of tuition and fees, visit our Tuition & Fees: Online Students page.

*Tuition rate effective through summer semester 2023.

Point’s online associate degree in criminal justice will equip you with the knowledge and tools to launch successful careers across the field of law enforcement in roles such as:

  • Police Officer
  • Corrections Officer
  • Probation Officer
  • Judicial Administrator

The first step to apply for admission is to complete the free application. After you complete your application, an enrollment specialist will work with you to complete your file. Your application file for this program requires:

  • Transcripts from all previously attended schools*
  • Minimum 2.0 GPA**

Want to know more about applying to Point University? Submit your information to be contacted by a member of our team or visit our Support Center for additional information and resources.

*If you have less than 12 transferable college credits when you apply, your official high school transcript or GED certificate is required.
**Applicants who do not meet the GPA requirement may qualify for “Probationary Admission.”

Point University provides a wonderful learning environment where you can grow both academically and spiritually. The professors encourage and support you and want you to succeed. The online classes are really convenient as you can set your own weekly schedule to fit the needs of your lifestyle.

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Point University offers the criminal justice program in a fully-online format. Online students engage in asynchronous learning through a course website that facilitates interaction with their instructor and classmates.


This degree is 100% online. Take classes anytime – from anywhere in the world.


Up to 30 credit hours can be transferred into this program from an accredited institution, shortening your degree time by half.


Your faith will be strengthened with courses taught from a biblical worldview.


As an online student, you’ll receive the same quality education from respected professors as our on-campus students.


Our online student support services promote development tailored to fit your personal and professional goals.


Our 13-to-1 student to professor ratio provides a small class size where you’re not just a student – you’re family.

At Point University, you’ll develop critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, all while learning to be an effective leader. Get started today to discover your place in the Point family!