Criminal Justice Training at National American University


National American University is about personal development and community. When you choose to attend NAU, you don't just join a group of diverse students and faculty; you join a group of people from all walks of life sharing a unique experience.

Our staff is devoted to helping you balance your education with your personal and professional obligations – it's our commitment. Through flexible class scheduling, dedicated career advisors, and quality programs, NAU strives to provide a caring and supportive learning environment to ensure your success as a student.

You deserve an education. We provide the opportunity.

Why National American University?

The American Way- Everyone has a right to a college education. That's why we offer numerous opportunities to help you earn your degree whether online, at a campus or both. After all, your career ambitions are uniquely your own. And with our flexible study plans, relevant degree programs and personal advising from day one, so are your options. Because we believe you should get the opportunity you deserve. That's the American Way.

Relevant degree programs for real-world success. Earning your degree is about more than just pursuing your passions. You want an education that will not only help you reach your goals but also prepare you for success in your real-world career. We offer over 60 relevant degree programs to help prepare you for today's top growing industries including business, information technology, healthcare and more. And because we understand education is only as valuable as your instructor— ours bring real-world experience and success to the classroom and your education.

After decades of service to our students, we've learned how to help you succeed. That's why our support starts before you enroll—and continues to graduation day. Let a personal advisor help you find the degree program that matches your career goals. A university built around you. Life is busy - we understand. We provide you with options that make sense for your life with a variety of classes offered online or on-campus that help you start building your career skills from day one. We also work hard to make sure you get the credit you deserve by accepting credits earned from other colleges and grant credit for military training and other real world experience.

Criminal Justice Programs

Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice

The Associate of Applied Science Criminal Justice degree program prepares students to evaluate analytically, synthesize information, and use critical-thinking skills to develop appropriate solutions for important criminal justice issues. The program is designed to help students understand the coercive nature of criminal justice decision-making and the need to use logic, ethics, and critical-thinking skills in order to use authority appropriately. NAU offers classes online and on-campus for its Criminal Justice degree program. This degree prepares students for entry-level employment in various criminal justice positions such as police officers, court clerks, court bailiffs, correctional officers, probation officers, parole officers, and other federal law enforcement positions. Policing and institutional corrections employment may also require the completion of a training academy.

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

Bachelor of Science Criminal Justice degree program prepares students to evaluate analytically, synthesize information, and use critical-thinking skills to develop appropriate solutions for important law enforcement issues. Both the traditional and online Criminal Justice degree programs are designed to build upon an associate degree in criminal justice and help students understand the coercive nature of criminal justice and law enforcement decision-making and the need to use logic, ethics, and critical-thinking skills in order to use their authority appropriately. The Bachelor of Science Criminal Justice degree also prepares graduates for employment in law enforcement careers, such as a police officer, court clerk, court bailiff, corrections officer, probation officer, parole officer, and other federal law enforcement jobs such as border patrol. Policing and institutional corrections employment may also require the completion of a training academy.

Campus Locations

  • Albuquerque, NM (East)
  • Albuquerque, NM (West)
  • Austin, TX (North)
  • Austin, TX (South)
  • Bellevue, NE
  • Bloomington, IN
  • Brooklyn, NY
  • Centennial, CO (Denver Metro)
  • Colorado Springs, CO (North)
  • Colorado Springs, CO (South)
  • Ellsworth, SD
  • Garden City, KS
  • Georgetown, TX
  • Houston, TX
  • Independence, MO
  • Indianapolis
  • Kansas City, MO
  • Lee's Summit
  • Lewisville, TX
  • Mesquite, TX
  • Minnetonka, MN
  • Overland Park, KS
  • Rapid City, SD
  • Richardson, TX
  • Rochester, MN
  • Roseville, MN
  • Sioux Falls, SD
  • Tulsa, OK
  • Watertown, SD
  • Wichita, KS (East)
  • Wichita, KS (West)

Accreditation and Disclosure

National American University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission - www.hlcommission.org - 800-621-7440

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program and other important information, please visit our website at www.national.edu/programdisclosures

Course offerings vary by campus. Please check for up-to-date programs at the campus you're interested in.

Source: Career School Now - National American University

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