Pledge to defend the greater good

Don’t let superheroes get all the credit. Secure your future and protect the world with a criminal justice degree.

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College of Security and Criminal Justice

A more secure world starts with dedicated people like you.

If you’re passionate about protecting and serving the community, a criminal justice degree may be right for you. Learn how to make a difference in your community, protect people and property and contribute to the greater good by studying towards a degree in Security, Criminal Justice and Public Administration.

We offer a range of degree and certificate programs so you can focus your coursework around your career goals. Some of these concentrations include:

Additionally we offer a wealth of learning resources, an innovative online course platform and experienced faculty that help you develop in-demand skills for today’s job market. With University of Phoenix you can pursue your degree from the convenience of your home or on-campus at select locations.

Your future begins here

A network that gets big results

Whether you’re a student or graduate, your network is made up of diversely experienced faculty and alumni who serve as leaders across hundreds of communities.

Interested in Security and Criminal Justice?

University of Phoenix was the first institute of higher learning created by and for working adults. In our efforts to make higher education readily available, we offer degree and certificate programs both online and on-campus. Our updated curriculum, flexible programs and dedicated faculty are standing by to help you succeed in this challenging but rewarding field.

Educational Partnerships

We support collaborative efforts with ASIS Foundation, which seeks to identify professional competencies, trends and workplace priorities in the field of security. Check out some of our joint industry reports.

The FBI National Academy Association (FBINAA) is an international, non-profit organization providing communities with the highest degree of law enforcement expertise, training and education. Through our partnership, graduates of the FBINAA can earn credit toward certain College of Security and Criminal Justice degrees.

We are proud to be an academic partner to the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives.

With nearly 60 chapters and over 4,000 members, the organization is committed to providing public service to all communities.

Students of the College of Security and Criminal Justice have an opportunity to become a member of the Alpha Phi Sigma National Criminal Justice Honor Society through the Eta Theta Chapter. The honor society enables students to distinguish themselves among peers.

Students have membership opportunities with the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA), the membership organization of graduate education programs in public policy, public affairs, public administration, and public and nonprofit management.

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The University’s Criminal Justice programs are educational degree programs. For those interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement, corrections, or as a peace officer with any particular local, state, federal, or international agency, there are numerous additional qualifications (and often disqualifications) depending on the position. Before enrolling in a Criminal Justice program, potential students are highly encouraged to check with the relevant agency for a complete list of position requirements. The University makes no representations regarding whether any particular University program will qualify a graduate for any such position.

While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Certificate programs are widely available in an online format but generally not available at our campus locations. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.