Ashley University’s Division of Criminal Justice benefits from the linkages to the leading criminal justice professors and legal institutions worldwide. The course reflects the increasing importance attached to the patterns of employment relations in the international contexts. National employment systems are increasingly obliged to adapt to international forces through the action of multinational forces that have reflected upon the changing dimensions of international systems and appreciation of the importance of transnational system of justice at leading legislative institutes around the globe.

Our courses at the Division of criminal justice provide an excellent grounding in both the theory and practice of criminal behavior, and the ultimate impact on the anthropogenic society altogether. For those who wish to develop prospects at our Division, there’s an excellent career boosting opportunity to boost your experiences as you practice your skills inland and abroad.

With 7 million people in American prisons, followed by 1.5 million people in China, Criminal Justice in the world is a pressing concern. Safety and security are the prime requirements in any society, and before you want safety for others, you want to be secured too. And that just shows the importance of justice and Criminal Justice because the strong justice system will make the society safer for you. That’s why the Division of Criminal Justice and Security was formed—to help you with degree programs that give you better knowledge of criminal justice and safety best practices and assist you to go forward in your career.


Ashley University's Division of Criminal Justice provides degree, diploma and certificate programs in 8 different majors, offering its students rewarding career opportunities with an ever growing demand for new graduates in the industry. Earning an online degree from the Ashley University is the first step towards your goal for a degree in Criminal Justice.

  • Career


Degree Programs

  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Masters Degree
  • Doctorate Degree

Diploma Programs

  • Undergraduate Diploma
  • Graduate Diploma

Certificate Programs

  • Undergraduate Course Certificate
  • Graduate Course Certificate
  • Undergraduate Certificate
  • Graduate Certificate

Major Offered

  • Criminal Justice
  • Private Security
  • Cyber Crime
  • Policing
  • Corrections
  • Crime Scene Investigation
  • Investigation
  • Juvenile Justice

Career Prospects

The Division of Criminal Justice prides itself on imparting knowledge of traditional theories and the real-world matters. It prepares individuals to face the challenges and apply problem-solving action in the modern day crimes. Below are the average salaries that you will be able to earn in your chosen field:

Majors Average Annual Salaries
Investigation$42,870 - $105,520
Crime Scene Investigation$47,680 - $51,570
Corrections$39,020 - $47,200
Policing$35,370 - $55,010
Cyber Crime$50,417 - $88,118
Private Security$24,380 - $42,870.
Criminal Justice$35,000 - $110,000

Delivering Quality Education:

At Ashley, we believe that quality doesn't have to come at the expense of quantity. With over 700 programs of study to choose from, you have the freedom to create your ideal program by combining majors, minors, and specializations.


Featured Faculty Members

  • David White PhD Criminal Justice

  • Judy Bixler Master's in Criminal Justice

  • Valentine Barnard Master of Science (Sociology/Criminal Justice)

  • Shirley Terrell Master of Arts in Philosophy of Criminology

  • Maryellen Jenkins Master's of Forensic Sciences