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Associate in Criminal Justice

Indiana Wesleyan University’s online Associate of Science in Criminal Justice prepares you for a career path focused on protecting lives and securing justice. With courses in criminal law, procedures, investigations, and more, you’ll gain the interdisciplinary knowledge needed to understand complex justice issues facing society today.

Blending theory with real-world skills, our AA in Criminal Justice degree helps you develop practical abilities to ensure safety and uphold laws in your community. You’ll also integrate faith into solving criminal justice challenges with wisdom and compassion.

Why Pursue My Associate Degree in Criminal Justice at IWU?

When you enroll at IWU for your associate in criminal justice, you’ll soon find that our program has everything you need to succeed in the field. Our expert, Christian faculty teach through the same biblical worldview found on our main campus, so that students can implement these principles in a fulfilling career. We’ll also lock in your tuition rates on your start date, so you never have to worry about tuition increases while you study through IWU.

What Will I Learn in this Criminal Justice Program?

From learning the roles and inner workings of police, courts, corrections, and more, to learning hands-on criminal justice research, data analysis, and reporting methods, we stand by the importance of innovation and character in our provided courses. Our criminal justice program equips you with in-demand skills to create positive change in the lives of individuals, families, and communities.

Apply to get your AA in Criminal Justice at IWU today!

What Makes IWU Different?

Education Pioneer

IWU has provided on-campus education for more than 100 years.

Rooted in Christ

Faith-integrated curriculum and a commitment to changing the world.

Superior Support

Center for Student Success for counseling, tutoring, and more!

Tuition & Aid

60 Credit Hours


$309/ Credit Hour

Financial aid is available in the form of grants, loans, scholarships, veterans’ benefits, and employer reimbursement.

Financial AidTuition Info

Applicable fees for resources and services will be assessed throughout the program. Tuition and fees for prerequisites and required elective courses are in addition to the charges shown on the program cost sheet. Your tuition rate will remain the same as long as you remain continuously enrolled in the same program. Cost sheets may be requested from an enrollment counselor by calling 866.498.4968 or emailing
What You'll Study in This Criminal Justice Program

Coursework for your associate’s in criminal justice covers how to:

  • Build communication skills that you can use in various settings, including law enforcement, corrections, and courts
  • Be effective in your career by utilizing theories, principles and practices learned throughout the program
  • Engage in ethical issues in the criminal justice system
  • Integrate your faith not only in your coursework but also in your career

After Graduation
Potential Careers

  • Corrections Officer or Administrator
  • State or Local Police Officer
  • Probation or Parole Officer
  • Juvenile / Youth Worker
  • Crime Analyst
  • Bailiff or Court Security Officer
  • Private Security

Work in Various Industries

  • Industries

Program Requirements
  • Proof of standard high school diploma or GED certification.
  • Completion of 60 semester hours.
  • Completion of the core requirements with a GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  • Completion of 24 hours of general education requirements as specified.
  • Payment of all tuition and fees in order to receive a diploma.
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Indiana Wesleyan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC),, 312-263-0456. Other accreditations and associations of Indiana Wesleyan University are available at

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