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World-Class Education for Working Adults

Building on Purdue's mission to provide greater access to affordable, world-class education, Purdue University Global delivers a fully personalized online experience that's tailored to working adults.

Choose the Learning Path That's Best for You:

  • Traditional classroom – Take interactive classes online or access onsite support and resources at one of our regional locations.
  • Competency-based ExcelTrack™– Leverage your knowledge to move faster through courses and earn your degree sooner. Take unlimited courses per term for one flat tuition rate.
  • Open College at Purdue Global – Access free and low-cost open, online resources to translate your work or life experiences into college credit at Purdue Global.*

One-on-One Support

Stay engaged every step of the way with a dedicated support team that gives you personalized assistance on everything from coursework to career searches.

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Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice and Criminology

An associate’s degree in criminal justice can help you pursue a career in the criminal justice and criminology field—a rewarding profession that offers individuals an opportunity to make an immediate impact within their community. This online criminal justice and criminology degree from Purdue University is designed to help you develop:

  • Foundational knowledge of criminal justice and criminology, including practical and technical skills and competencies required by many law enforcement agencies and private security firms
  • Skills on how to analyze crime data, predict patterns of criminal behavior, create criminal profiles, and establish agency protocols and procedures designed to improve agency response to crime
  • Communication, critical-thinking, and decision-making skills and knowledge to support criminal justice initiatives

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