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Criminal justice certificates and security courses

It takes dedication and commitment to go into the field of criminal justice and security. It also takes ongoing education in order to stay current with advances in the field.  We offer a range of courses designed for individuals ready to make that commitment by broadening their knowledge of this important profession.

Our criminal justice and security courses are designed to help you deepen your knowledge of key topics in the field today. Choose from a range of undergraduate courses designed to help you learn the latest and best practices. This includes topics like security and safety management, critical incident response and even cybercrimes.

Our courses are flexible, including online and on-campus options. This allows you to complete coursework from the convenience of your computer, whenever it fits into your schedule. It also lets you keep up with your work and family commitments while still pursing your education.  

Enroll in an individual class or explore a range of criminal justice certificates to help you reach your professional goals. Our students have many benefits, such as:

  • Innovative and interactive simulations for the realistic application of academic theories.
  • Small class sizes for more personal attention and guidance.
  • Faculty members with deep personal experience in the field, including those who served as police chiefs, security professionals, judges and wardens.
  • Access to a range of helpful resources and online tools.

Those hoping to enter or advance their criminal justice career use continuing education to sharpen their skills or distinguish themselves as professionals. You can take a single class, work toward a degree or certificate or transfer your credit to an outside institution.  Please note, it is important to check with your educational institution to determine if credits are transferable.

Earn the credentials you want with our convenient online criminal justice certificates. Call 866.484.1815 to get started or get more information today.

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Associate, bachelor's and master's courses are academic, for-credit courses. Transferability of credit is at the discretion of the receiving institution. It is the student's responsibility to confirm whether or not credits earned at University of Phoenix will be accepted by another institution of the student's choice. Individual courses are not eligible for federal financial aid.

Most certificate programs are credit-bearing, and many are eligible for federal financial aid for students who qualify. Please note that the A+ Fundamentals, CCNA and Network+ Technologies certificate programs are not eligible for federal financial aid. The Application Delivery Networking Certificate Program (noncredit) is not credit bearing and not eligible for financial aid. Students completing the noncredit Application Delivery Networking Certificate Program will receive a letter of completion.

While widely available, not all courses are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative. More information about admissions requirements can be found in the Academic Catalog.