Administration of Justice

Before you can lay down the law, you have to know the law. Gain the skills and knowledge you’ll need to prepare for a rewarding career in the justice system. With over 40 start dates, you can start as soon as next week!

Join a Community of Peacekeepers

Our Administration of Justice program is taught by instructors with a wealth of experience and knowledge in the criminal justice field. They’ll help you investigate topics such as why and where crime happens, how communities can make their neighborhoods safer, the structure of the U.S. judicial system, the history of U.S. law enforcement, and our constitutional rights. Completing an online Administration of Justice degree or certificate program will get you ready to join a dynamic field where you can make a difference.

Whether you’re pursuing a two-year degree or looking to expand your career options, Rio offers degree and certificate of completion programs to help you meet your educational goals.

Career Choices

Our Administration of Justice degree and certificate programs are designed to give you the background and expertise needed to enter a variety of careers in the criminal justice field, including:

  • Police officer
  • Police assistant
  • Detective
  • Detention/Correctional officer 
  • Bailiff/Judicial assistant
  • Legal assistant
  • Private investigator
  • Dispatcher
  • Private security personnel
  • Victim advocate
  • Federal law enforcement
  • Support staff

Two-Year Degree vs. Certificate of Completion

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Associate in Applied Science in Administration of Justice

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Administration of Justice program is designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge you’ll need to enter the criminal justice system. Whether it’s learning how to navigate our complex court system or protecting your community from crime, an Administration of Justice degree will prepare you for an exciting career. The AAS can also offer a firm foundation for future studies in criminology or justice studies at a university.

  • 62-68 credit hours
  • Cost per credit hour: $250
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Certificate of Completion

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Administration of Justice program is included in the AAS. For students who already have a degree but want to learn more about the criminal justice system, a CCL can a be a great way to expand both your knowledge base and your career options.

  • 30 credit hours
  • Cost per credit hour: $250

Looking to take just a few classes?

Browse the class schedule to find the classes you need.

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Call Our Success Coaches When You Need Backup

It takes a team to keep the peace. The same is true for success. That’s why we make sure that every Rio student has access to our Success Coaches. When it comes to enrollment, advising, and financial aid, our Success Coaches have the expertise to help you find the most flexible and affordable college options to get you on the fast track towards achieving your goals.