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Florida Tech University Online Answers the Demand for an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice

By University Alliance on May 01, 2009

Enrollment has begun for first eight week term. Online Criminal Justice degree classes start on May 4th

Tampa, FL – Despite today’s uncertain economic climate, the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that jobs in criminal justice will grow between 11% and 16% by 2016.* Many job seekers are flocking to this career field but research shows employers are increasingly seeking candidates with a formal education beyond high school. To fulfill the market demand, Florida Tech University Online (Florida Institute of Technology) is pleased to announce the launch of the new Associate’s degree in Criminal Justice program.

This online Associate’s degree in Criminal Justice will provide students with the opportunity to attain a credential in the criminal justice discipline in a shorter period of time while on their way to earning an online bachelor’s degree," said Adrian Marrullier, executive vice president and chief marketing officer of University Alliance Online, which provides enrollment services to Florida Tech University Online. It will also allow entry-level job-seekers to explore various positions in this growing career field as well as enhance the knowledge and skills of others already working in the criminal justice field. 

Based on a national curriculum model, Florida Tech’s 100% online, in-depth Associate’s degree in Criminal Justice program can be completed in less than 20 months. It includes a broad-based liberal arts education along with career-specific criminal justice courses such as Introduction to Criminal Justice, Introduction to Law and the Legal System, Research Methods in Criminal Justice, and much more.

Florida Tech University Online has developed this AA in Criminal Justice degree program for adult learners who are looking to attain a world-class degree – 100% online. This program also takes into account students with little to no criminal justice work experience who are looking to gain a competitive edge in a variety of industry related positions. The areas of employment that an Associate’s degree in Criminal Justice can lead to are:

  • Social Services (Corrections, Counseling, Juvenile Justice, Casework, and Victim Advocacy)
  • Judiciary and Law (Court Reporting, Legal Assistance, Legal Research, and Administration)
  • Law Enforcement (Patrolling, Investigating, Probation and Parole, and Security)
  • Business (Private Security, Consulting, Private Investigation, Loss and Prevention)

For more information or to enroll at Florida Tech University online, go to

About Florida Tech

Part of a unique family of the nation’s top forward-thinking universities like MIT, Georgia Tech, Caltech and others – Florida Tech is world renowned for its distinguished faculty, comprehensive curriculum and unyielding innovation. Florida Tech continues to be ranked a best national university by U.S. News

& World Report. It’s rated by the Fiske Guide to Colleges and named a best buy in Barron’s Best Buys in College Education. Among its more than 50,000 alumni include several astronauts, many CEOs of major Florida Tech University Online corporations, Senior Executive Service (SES) members and nearly two dozen generals including three four-star generals, four three-star generals, nine two-star major generals and three one-star brigadier generals. Florida Tech’s main campus is located in Melbourne, Florida.

About University Alliance Online

The University Alliance (UA) facilitates the promotion and online delivery of associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degrees as well as professional certificate programs from the nation’s leading traditional universities and institutions. Powered by UA’s technology and support services, our university partners have surpassed 300,000 online enrollments — making UA the largest facilitator of e-learning in the country. University Alliance partners include Villanova University, the University of Notre Dame’s

Mendoza College of Business, Tulane University’s Freeman School of Business, Thunderbird School of Global Management, the University of San Francisco, the University of South Florida, Florida Institute of Technology, The University of Scranton, Dominican University and Jacksonville University.

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