Criminal Justice

Associate of Arts | College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
Edinboro University

Get a head start on your career with an Associate of Arts degree in Criminal Justice.

Have you always wanted to work in the criminal justice system but are not quite ready to commit to a four-year program? Do you pride yourself on your leadership and problem-solving skills? Do you hold yourself and others to high ethical standards? If so, enroll in the Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice program.

This dynamic program provides a broad and valuable range of courses that enhance your understanding of human behavior and sharpen your research, analytical and communications skills.

You’ll have the opportunity to work under the guidance of expert faculty who have extensive experience in multiple disciplines. When you graduate, you will be prepared to continue your education at the bachelor’s level, or find employment in a wide range of careers.

Expert Faculty

Accomplished faculty instruct, guide, and inspire Edinboro students to achieve and lead. EU faculty are recognized for their commitment to student success and creating a personal and engaging academic environment.

Experiential Learning

The Edinboro experience extends well beyond the classroom. EU students prepare for careers and life through opportunities for hands-on learning, collaborative research with faculty, global travel, and internships.

Modern Facilities

Fighting Scots live, work, and play in state-of-the-art facilities on EU’s picturesque 585-acre campus. Located just 20 miles south of Erie, Pennsylvania’s fourth-largest city, Edinboro is bustling with exciting activities.

Learn the ins and outs of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics offers detailed information about different career paths, median pay and job outlook for Criminal Justice majors.

See what it’s like in the real world.

While internships are not required for the Associate of Arts degree, they are highly recommended to expand your knowledge of the criminal justice system and to further explore your particular field of interest. Edinboro Criminal Justice majors have outstanding opportunities to get hands-on experience in a variety of areas, including:


Federal agencies

Local jails

Medical examiner offices

Police departments

Probation agencies

State prisons

Victim services agencies

What can you do with this degree?

Follow your passion, and you will find success in any number of careers. Some graduates work in law enforcement, state police agencies and correctional facilities. Others find employment in related fields such as victim-witness services, rape crisis centers, counseling and medical examiner offices. Still others head to the military, private security or go on to complete their bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice or a related field.

"It is a source of considerable pride for me to see our graduates leave Edinboro and embark on rewarding careers of service to their communities."

George Richards, Associate Professor


Dr. Delbert Rounds, Department Chair
Phone: 814.732.2404

Edinboro University

219 Meadville St, Edinboro, PA 16444
Phone: 814.732.2000