An Associate Degree in Criminal Justice would take 2 years to complete and prepares you to launch a career in the field of law enforcement. Typical courses students can expect to study as part of this degree include an overview of the American justice system, social science and criminal law. Students will also be exposed to current theories in criminology and emerging national and global trends. Career options with an associate degree in criminal justice would include becoming Victim Advocates, Police Officers, Corrections Officers, Probation Officers, Evidence Technologists, Insurance Investigates or Cyber Security Investigators. After completing an associate degree in criminal justice, students can go on to earn a 4-year long Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice.