Associate of Science in Criminal Justice

Learn how to restore justice and reconcile communities.

In this program, you will investigate the historical roots and responses to criminal behavior in the United States. You will also explore the development of the modern legal system and focus on reconciliation among individuals and within communities. Houghton University's program in Criminal Justice emphasizes human dignity and balancing justice with mercy.

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Flexible Timeline

Fit your degree around your schedule with full and part-time options. Complete your degree in two years when you take classes full-time.

Grow Your Potential

Take the next step in your education without having to commit to a four-year degree. Use this next level of education to further improve your capabilities, gain marketable credentials and increase your earning potential. An associate's degree can also serve as a solid stepping stone toward a more advanced degree, like a Bachelor's.

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What Will I Learn?

Through Houghton's A.S. degree in Criminal Justice, you will develop a holistic approach to criminal justice as you:

  • Engage in coursework in psychology, political science, sociology, intercultural studies, and business administration
  • Address the history of, and concerns related to, social justice in the modern legal system
  • Go in-depth in subjects such as criminal law, juvenile justice, environmental crime and justice, and more
  • Receive professional preparation, including processes for civil service exams
  • Learn from dedicated faculty members who recognize the image of God in every person, regardless of what they have done
  • Connect with active practitioners working in law enforcement, corrections, probation, prevention, alternative sentencing programs, and prison ministries

62 Credits


General Education


Elective Courses or Area of Focus

Degree Requirements

Cost and Affordability

The cost for the A.S. Program Online is:


Cost per credit hour


Program Cost
(62 credits)


Audit fee per credit hour

2022-23 Academic Year

Application Requirements


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January 9, 2023
March 6, 2023

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Documents and Supporting Materials

Official college transcripts are required from all institutions attended. Official high school transcripts are required for admission of students who have not attended college and for enrollment of students who have not taken 60 or more college credits.

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