Program at a Glance

Program Type
2-year Associate Degree
Area of Study
Public Service & Safety
Learning Options
100% online
Est. Program Cost
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Maintain Law and Order in Your Community

This is your time to learn the principles of the federal, state, and local justice systems. Gain the skills you need for entry-level careers in the justice field and kickstart your criminal justice journey.

Why Choose Germanna

Our online program trains you for entry-level jobs in the justice field. Specializing is also made easy, as Germanna offers additional degrees and certificates to assist you on your path.

Career Options for Administration of Justice Degree Graduates

In-Demand Jobs:

  • Security Managers: Direct an organization's security functions.
  • Government Property Inspectors and Investigators: Investigate or inspect government property to ensure compliance with contract agreements and government regulations
  • Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists: Provide social services to assist in rehabilitation of law offenders.
  • Fire Inspectors and Investigators: Inspect buildings to detect fire hazards and enforce local ordinances and state laws.

Salary Expectations

Explore labor market and salary information in your area using our Career Coach online resource.

What You'll Learn

In-Demand Skills:

  • Defense
  • Politics
  • Government
  • Criminology
  • Investigation
Course Highlights
ADJ 138: Defensive Tactics
PLS 136: State and Local Government and Politics
ADJ 201: Criminology

Courses may vary from semester to semester. Please consult the college catalog for the most up-to-date information.

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We’re thinking differently at Germanna and shaping an entirely new approach to career-focused education. Our faculty has extensive teaching experience and can break down complex concepts as you gain more knowledge of the field.
Work Experience
Work experience can help you identify areas of opportunity for advancement. At Germanna, education and training are available for any stage of your career.
Technical Training
Technical training and career-based certificates can further develop the specific job skills you need to advance in your current job or change careers.
Associate's Degree
Our associate degrees can prepare you for entry-level careers, professional certifications, and successful transfer to a four-year school.
College Transfer
Transfer your Germanna credits to top Virginia four-year schools including UMW, VCU, and Hampton U through our guaranteed transfer agreements.
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