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Earn Your Degree in Criminal Justice Administration

Our bachelors and associate degree in Criminal Justice Administration will provide you with the foundational and advanced knowledge needed to excel in a criminal justice career. You will learn from faculty scholar-practitioners who incorporate their real-world experience into every course. Whether you are pursuing career opportunities at the local, state, federal, or private sectors of law enforcement, corrections or security, our program offers courses that will meet your needs.

What You’ll Learn

Our degrees offer an in-depth understanding of the theoretical and practical aspects of the criminal justice system across, public and private domains. Our core curriculum covers criminal law, agency administration, criminology, criminal procedures, and more. Plus, you’ll have access to three career-building concentrations and two certificates to help customize your education for your future goals.

Criminal Justice Concentrations

Gain an understanding of the history and development of law enforcement, especially in the United States; as well as the nature and purpose of criminal investigations, tools employed, and techniques in the reconstruction of criminal activity.

Explore the multi-faceted approach to corrections in our society including alternatives and adjuncts to incarceration, including probation, parole and diversion programs.

Learn the principles of security, loss prevention and asset protection. Examine topics including risk analysis, physical security, safety, accident prevention and the threat environment from the historical and modern-day perspectives.

Criminal Justice Certificates

Through both theoretical and practical approaches, students establish a foundation for effective problem identification and solution management related to evolving terrorist threats and the protection of national interests.

The mission of the UAS Certificate is to prepare students to become Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certified small Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Remote Drone Pilots, trained to conduct safe, legal, and effective aerial flight operations within the National Airspace System.

Make Your Move

Whether your interests are in criminal investigation, crime detection and prevention, policies, procedures or application of the law, your Park University degree is your gateway to opportunities in the criminal justice field. To help you get started, we’re waiving your application fee.

In addition to locations throughout the United States, Park University has developed over 650 courses online. Most courses are scheduled within five eight-week terms in an academic year.


  • Online
  • MO: Parkville
  • MO: Kansas City
  • MO: Independence
  • KS: Lenexa
  • AZ: Gilbert
  • AZ: Davis-Monthan AFB
  • AR: Little Rock AFB
  • CA: Barstow Community College
  • CA: Fort Irwin Base
  • CA: Camp Pendleton
  • CA: Victor Valley
  • GA: Moody AFB
  • MA: Hanscom AFB
  • MO: Whiteman AFB
  • MT: Malmstrom AFBB
  • NM: Holloman Air Force Base
  • NC: Marine Corps Air Station in Cherry Point
  • ND: Grand Forks AFB
  • ND: Minot Base
  • OH: DSCC
  • OH: Wright Patterson AFB
  • SC: MCAS Beaufort
  • TN: NSA in Millington
  • TX: Austin
  • TX: El Paso
  • TX: Fort Bliss
  • TX: Goodfellow AFB
  • UT: Hill AFB
  • VA (and greater DC Area): MCB Quantico
  • VA (and greater DC Area): Fort Myer
  • VA (and greater DC Area): Henderson Hall MCB
  • WA: Fairchild AFB
  • WY: FE Warren AFB

Career Opportunities

A degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Park is designed to prepare you for over 100 relevant career opportunities, including:

  • Police Officer
  • Crime Analyst
  • Federal Agent
  • Corrections Officer
  • Pre-law
  • Private Security and much more
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Why Park University?

Park University has been helping graduates achieve their career goals since 1875. For the past 25 years, Park has been online, offering classes specifically developed for online learning to help professionals and those who need a more flexible schedule find a way to pursue their academic dreams. As the times change, we’ll continue to move with them, adapting and striving with one goal in mind: transforming lives through accessible, student-centered, quality higher education. We are here to help you meet your learning needs today, tomorrow and for years to come.

Let’s talk about what the right Criminal Justice Administration degree program can do for you and your future. Fill out the form above to get the conversation started!

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