Law Enforcement & Security Degrees

Choose from one of four online security degrees that will give you the fundamental skills you need to advance your career. Courses are taught by experienced faculty who are committed to helping students succeed. Upon graduation, you will be prepared for the next step in your security career.

Online Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice

The Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice degree completion program at Aurora University Online is designed for busy, working students who have life experience relevant to the field of criminal justice. Courses are held in 8- or 16-week modules and transfer credit from other regionally accredited institutions is welcomed. The program provides you with a broad academic background in criminal justice that prepares you for careers in law enforcement, corrections, courts, probation, parole or private security. In elective courses, you’ll be able to personalize your degree with classes in your area of interest.

Online Master of Arts in Homeland Security

The Master of Arts in Homeland Security (MAHS) at Aurora University Online is designed for both private and government officials including law enforcement professionals, emergency managers, homeland security specialists, firefighters and corporate security personnel, as well as students who wish to enter the challenging field of homeland security. The program is structured around the key policy and organizational design problems that future homeland security leaders are likely to confront and the analytical skills they will need to meet those challenges.

The Aurora University MAHS program is developed in partnership with the Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS). As the pioneer for graduate education in homeland security, CHDS developed the nucleus of programs and resources utilized by homeland security professionals throughout America.

Start or advance your career by choosing one of Aurora University’s fully online security degrees. Classes are offered in convenient 8- or 16-week modules, allowing you to complete your coursework in a flexible learning environment while managing work and family. Transfer credit from other regionally accredited institutions is welcomed.


The Higher Learning Commission accredits Aurora University at the bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels.

Academic Excellence

Aurora University Online has a strong tradition of serving students with a quality education that is rooted in the foundational principles of academic excellence. Faculty members are experienced in their field of study and are accessible to online students for support. Our degree programs are designed around quality curriculum to help you succeed in your career.

Accessible and Convenient

Higher education is now more accessible with Aurora University Online. Earn your degree and benefit from our convenient and flexible learning platform that puts a degree at your fingertips.

Affordable Learning

Aurora University Online strives to make college affordable for our students. Financial aid is available for qualifying students and can help reduce and limit the out-of-pocket expenses associated with a college degree. You are encouraged to complete the FAFSA before enrolling in an online degree program to assess your eligibility for financial aid.