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Criminal Justice degree programs | Saint Leo University

Online Criminal Justice Associate Degree

Some amazing classes
you can take at Saint Leo

  • Criminal Procedure
  • Criminal Justice Ethics
  • Substantive Criminal Law
  • Introduction to Homeland Defense
  • Introduction to Crime Scene Investigation

Why Earn an Online Criminal Justice Associate Degree from Saint Leo University?

Earn your online criminal justice associate degree from Saint Leo University, and learn the tools you need to help your community become a safer place. As a student in Saint Leo’s criminal justice program, you’ll learn the fundamentals of law enforcement, including investigation procedures and the court system. Take advantage of the flexible hours our online criminal justice programs provide our students while learning these life-changing skills.

At Saint Leo, you’ll hear about the latest techniques from faculty members who've served more than 25 years as crime scene investigators, local and federal agents, chief deputies, detectives and FBI advisers. Saint Leo’s online professors are leading experts on all the skills you need to get your foot in the door: interrogation, non-verbal communication, hostage negotiation, and international sex and organ trafficking. As an approved educational partner by the FBI National Academy Associates, we will help get your career off to the right start.

Our online criminal justice associate degree is ranked among the nation's most military-friendly institutions by G.I. Jobs and Military Advanced Education magazines. We have offered industry-leading criminal justice programs for more than three decades. In the Catholic spirit, we base our online criminal justice model on a steadfast moral consciousness that recognizes the dignity, value and gifts of all people.

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What can you do with a specialization in Criminal Justice?

Online graduates pursue entry-level positions in law enforcement agencies, correctional facilities, government agencies, private security companies and other security-related jobs in the private and public sectors.
  • Corrections Officer
  • Police Officer
  • Security Guard
  • Coast Guard Officer
  • Bailiff
  • State Trooper
  • Paralegal
  • Victim Witness Assistant
  • Probation Officer

Professional development opportunities.

Field placement

Earn your police standard certificate with training at the Pasco-Hernando Police Academy. Intern with the U.S. Secret Service, U.S. Customs, Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. District Court and Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

Hands-on learning

Testify and sit on a jury for a courtroom role-playing assignment. Stand in the death chamber of the Florida state prison. Examine fingerprints in a forensics lab.

Where are Saint Leo University Online Criminal Justice graduates now?

  • Secret Service
  • FBI
  • Tampa Police Department
  • Atlanta Police Department
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