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To you, safety and security are the most important issues in your community — and the world around you. You recognize the need for the protection of both people and property, and you want to be the one to help make a difference.
The College of Criminal Justice and Security is dedicated to providing a range of degree programs to help you do just that.
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This demo provides a hands-on look of some of the tools and materials you’ll work with in our programs. Participate in lessons and exercises, watch videos and more.
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Gain new insights into the world of security and criminal justice with these in-depth articles.
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The College of Criminal Justice and Security gives you access to many financial resources including scholarships to help pay for your degree. Use the link below to find the scholarship opportunities you may qualify for.
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Through our undergraduate and graduate programs, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of criminal justice and security best practices and cultivate leadership skills that can last a lifetime. We offer specialized areas of study in management, human services and health care, as well as programs that provide a greater awareness of the impact technology has made in private and public sector security.
Our faculty members have extensive experience in their respective fields. That means you'll have the opportunity to learn from many current and former chiefs of police, sheriffs, judges, wardens and security executives. With curricula that emphasize current theories, as well as real-world situations, you’ll quickly see how you can have a positive influence in your community.
Become part of something bigger than yourself and join a network of students who share your vision of a more secure world. Become a student of the College of Criminal Justice and Security.
Welcome to the University of Phoenix® College of Criminal Justice and Security. Like you, we are passionate about the safety and security of our communities, and we believe that a solid educational foundation is critical to lead in a world where justice, service and security grow more challenging every day. Read more ›
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.
Use of the word partner or partnership is for marketing purposes only and is not intended to create a legal partnership.
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 Criminal Justice and Security 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 Criminal Justice and Security 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.