Discover the inner workings and broad scope of the American criminal justice system with the Southern New Hampshire University Associate of Science in Justice Studies. Unlike programs that focus on only one aspect of the justice model, such as law enforcement, SNHU's justice studies major provides an overview of the entire justice system.
Students may complete the associate degree program in the traditional two years or through an accelerated schedule, which includes an internship. In addition, students may continue on with the BS or MS in Justice Studies, allowing students to advance both their education and employment opportunities.
Why choose the justice studies major at Southern New Hampshire University?
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission - to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your associate's degree in justice studies at SNHU include:
Graduates will find a healthy job outlook in the justice studies industry. Law enforcement positions are expected to hold relatively steady through 2024, according to both the Occupational Employment Network and the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
SNHU Justice Studies graduates have a wealth of career opportunities in:
Students tailor the program according to their career goals. All students take courses in policing and law enforcement, crime and criminology, and law and legal processes. In light of the professional nature of the justice system, students also are encouraged to explore courses in such aligned areas as business, psychology, sociology, political science and philosophy.
Total Credits: 60
Our Manchester campus aims to keep tuition and related costs low for our students so that you can pursue your degree and your goals. More than 90% of our students receive some form of financial aid, and students who qualify could receive up to $20,000 in grants and scholarships.
Southern New Hampshire University is a private, nonprofit institution accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) as well as several other accrediting bodies.