Los Angeles Location:
Galleria Office Tower
100 W. Broadway, Ste 600
Glendale, CA 91210
Email: admissions@alu.edu
Local: 213-252-5100
Call Live chat

Associate of Science in

Criminal Justice Degree

Program Description

Associate of Science in Criminal Justice

The Associate degree in Criminal Justice is a unique way to master the concepts of the legal system, law enforcement, evidence handling, and crime scene investigation and prepares students to think critically about issues such as criminology, administration, criminal investigation, evidence, and procedures. The program covers such skills as the secure management, safe keeping, and control of suspects and inmates, which must be performed in a humane manner in compliance with the constitutional standards.


The Associate of Science in Criminal Justice degree is designed to produce graduates who are able to:

  • Explain the scientific study of crime, criminals, the law-making process, the criminal justice system, and the treatment of offenders.
  • Utilize critical thinking, analytical, and interpersonal skills applicable to real-world problems.
  • Implement solutions for law enforcement, criminal investigation, and the management and administration of criminal justice related activities.

Program Plan for Associate of Science in Criminal Justice

CJS 105Technology in Criminal Justice3
CJS 100Ethics in Law Enforcement3
CJS 110Introduction to Criminal Justice3
CJS 120Introduction to Law Enforcement3
CJS 130Intro to Justice Admin3
CJS 140Intro to Criminology3
CJS 200Criminal Law3
CJS 223Criminal Procedure3
CJS 225Criminal Investigations I3
CJS 345Corrections3
COM 202Effective Professional Communications3
ENG 160English Composition I3
ENG 170English Composition II3
MAT 140College Algebra3
HIST 160 or POLI 365American History I or American Government3
PSY 110 OR SCI 195Introduction to Psychology or Study of Physical Science3
Students select from FOUR (4) elective courses to complete this category.
CJS 245 Community Policing 3
CJS 295 Police Patrol 3
CJS 310 Police Management 3
CJS 315 Supervision of Police 3
CJS 335 Crime Scene Investigation 3
CJS 340 Fingerprinting 3
CJS 350 Homicide Investigations I 3
CJS 355 Drug Enforcement 3
CJS 360 Investigations of Terrorism 3
CJS 370 Patrol Procedures 3
CJS 380 Computer Crime 3
CJS 385 Traffic Law and Accident Investigation 3
CJS 397 First Responders 3

Accessibility Toolbar

Request Information

Explore how ALU’s online distance education courses can work for you. As one of the top distance education universities in California for non-traditional students, our Admissions team has the information you need to help you with your application and succeed with our school. Additional information is available for those who seek transfer credit or want to study at ALU as an international student.

If you prefer to speak to our Admissions Team directly, give us a call at 213-252-5100.

We are open between the hours of 9:00 AM & 6:00 PM PST Monday through Friday

Discover Your Options