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Bachelor of Criminal Justice


The Bachelor of Criminal Justice degree is designed for students who have already completed an applied associate's degree in a related area such as law enforcement, human services technology, corrections technology, or police administration.

It offers students with technical education backgrounds an academic program to broaden their education, helping them qualify for careers in law enforcement administration, parole and probation, forensic science, adult and juvenile corrections, and police administration.

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What courses will you take?

The curriculum is composed of general courses from the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences, as well as a specific core of professional courses.

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Transferring Credits

The Bachelor of Criminal Justice degree is designed for students who have completed an associate's degree. Find information on transferring your credits.

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Career Opportunities

A Bachelor of Criminal Justice will prepare you to protect and serve your community by learning theories and research in criminal behavior. Qualify for careers in crime prevention, forensic science, public safety, law enforcement, corrections and rehabilitation, parole and probation. Common jobs for criminal justice majors include police officer, forensic technician, private investigator, criminal investigator, court reporter, probation officer, parole officer and more.

Flexible Online Format

With asynchronous coursework and flexible advising, students can complete their degree on their own schedule. Take a full load and finish the degree in four semesters, or pace your courses to fit your life and career.

Admission Requirements

  • A conferred associate's degree in the criminal justice field from a two-year technical degree program (90 or more quarter hours or 60 or more semester hours) from a regionally accredited community college, regional campus, technical college, or university
  • Cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher


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