Online Associate in Criminal Justice Degree

Online Associate in Criminal Justice Degree

100% online Criminal Justice degree

Get started in criminal justice work or get ahead in your career.

Classes start every 8 weeks

Next start date:

March 10, 2021

College students, current law enforcement employees and military personnel, get your two-year Online Associate Degree in Criminal Justice.

A criminal justice degree is valuable and versatile - it's an excellent way to enter the criminal justice field or advance your career. Getting your degree online will save you time and money, and you'll enjoy the flexibility of learning when it works for your schedule.

Spartanburg Methodist College is a non-profit liberal arts college focused on your success. Since 1970, we've been preparing students for the police academy, careers in many criminal justice fields and for transfer into bachelor's degree programs (including SMC's Customizable B.A. program).

When you enroll in our online criminal justice degree, you'll get the same support and high-quality education that our students experience in the traditional classroom setting.


  • A two-year criminal justice associate degree will quickly give you the credentials for careers in law enforcement, security, corrections, investigation, government and many others.
  • Change careers, give yourself the best chance for career advancement or earn a valuable online associate degree while waiting to enter the police academy.
  • Complete your online criminal justice degree in 1 year (full-time with eligible transfer credits) or in less than 2 years for first-time college students (full-time).
  • Your associate degree cost-per-course is less than for-profit colleges, and financial aid/GI Bill will lower your cost even more.
  • Learn from faculty who have real-world experience in criminal justice professions.

Quick Facts:

  • Classes start every 8 weeks

    Enroll full-time or part-time. Each online criminal justice degree course runs for 7 or 8 weeks. See the course list.

  • Program Cost

    $395 per credit hour. Your associate degree cost will be lower with financial aid and transfer credits. Compare SMC's cost to other online degree programs.

  • Financial Aid

    Federal and state grants, employer reimbursement, GI Bills - find out how financial aid can reduce the cost of your criminal justice degree.

  • Transfer qualifying credits

    Cut your online associate degree completion time and reduce tuition costs by bringing up to 30 hours of qualifying college, military or law enforcement training credits with you. More information about transfer credits.