Online Associate Degrees in Law Enforcement
Upon completion of the program, students may either seek entry-level employment or enroll in a baccalaureate program. Associate-level graduates may gain employment in local police departments, federal law enforcement agencies, sheriff’s offices, correctional facilities, and state police agencies.
- Prerequisite: High School Diploma or GED
- Program Length: Two years to complete
- Post-Grad Options: Entry-Level Employment or Bachelor’s Program
- Projected Employment Growth: 7% (2010-2020)*
The curriculum for associate-level law enforcement degree programs may include both general education requirements and core coursework. These classes may teach students how to enforce local laws, write detailed police reports, and investigate crimes. Core law enforcement courses may include the following:
- Introduction to Corrections
- Introduction to Criminal Justice
- Juvenile Law
- Report Writing
- Constitutional Law
- Criminal Investigation Theory
- Police Ethics
Associate-level graduates may seek employment in police departments, correctional facilities, sheriff departments, government law enforcement agencies, and highway patrol programs. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, police and detective employment is projected to increase by 7% from 2010-2020.*
Possible careers include:
- Police Officer
- Correctional Officer
- Deputy Sheriff
Those who successfully complete an associate degree may wish to further their education by enrolling in a baccalaureate degree program. A bachelor’s degree in law enforcement may provide students with a broader scope of the justice system.
*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook
Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education. Eligible students can receive college credit for prior military experience and coursework—up to 75 percent of the credit needed for a Kaplan University undergraduate degree.*
- AAS in Criminal Justice
- BS in Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement
- BS in Criminal Justice - Crime Scene Investigation
- And more...
Regent University prepares students with the knowledge to excel and the faith to live with purpose. Our 20,000 alumni, from more than 110 countries, are changing the world as accomplished professionals. Named a top-15 school nationally for online bachelor's programs (U.S. News & World Report, 2015), Regent is among the most affordable undergraduate Christian colleges (CCCU 2015). Fully accredited, challenging programs are available online and on campus. New classes begin every eight weeks.
- Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
- Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies - Criminal Justice
- Bachelor of Arts in Leadership Studies - Criminal Justice
Welcome to Argosy University
Argosy University offers doctoral, master's, and bachelor's degree programs to students through its eight colleges: College of Behavioral Sciences, Graduate School of Business and Management, College of Education, College of Health Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Creative Arts and Design, College of Clinical Psychology and Western State College of Law at Argosy University as well as certificate programs in many areas.
- Criminal Justice (BS) (Online)