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社会学院 & 行为科学

Criminal justice bachelor's degrees

Answer the call for criminal justice

Learn skills to support and serve the criminal justice system with a criminal justice bachelor’s degree. Whether you’re looking for 公共管理 or 人类服务 opportunities in the federal or state jurisdictions or your local municipality, our criminal justice bachelor’s degree can prepare you for administrative roles in the criminal justice system including law enforcement, criminal courts and corrections, as well as for opportunities in the private sector. Take the next step to play a bigger role in your community.

最棒的是? You’ll gain criminal justice insight from experienced professionals that serve as faculty including chiefs of police, captains, lieutenants, wardens, 法官和侦探. And with all our coursework being 100% online and only 6 weeks long, you’ll have the flexibility to build criminal justice skills you're looking for, 按你的条件.

Find the criminal justice bachelor's degree for you

12

The number of times a year you can start your degree based on your schedule.

120

credits

The number of credits required to complete a criminal justice bachelor's degree with UOPX.

credits

4 years

The program length of a criminal justice bachelor's degree with UOPX.

Skills you’ll develop with core criminal justice bachelor's degree courses

BACHELOR OF JUSTICE IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE ADMINISTRATION 

  • 沟通
  • 解决问题
  • Innovation 
  • Research
  • Operations

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

  • 公共管理
  • Management
  • 数据驱动的决策
  • 解决问题
  • Budgeting

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN Correctional Program support services

  • 循证实践
  • Advocacy
  • 服务交付
  • 行为健康

 

Earn career-relevant skills in weeks – not years

Get value from your education before you even graduate. Update your resumé and LinkedIn profile with learned skills when you complete every 5- or 6-week course in our associate, bachelor's and master's programs.

Build skills on your way to your degree

Outlook for workers with a criminal justice bachelor's degree

BLS CATEGORY: First-line supervisors of police and detectives

就业增长:3%

劳工统计局 job growth for police and detective occupations is 预计为 慢于平均水平 2021年到2031年.

JOB TITLES:

  • 警佐
  • 侦探的上司
  • 防损经理
  • 巡逻队队长
  • 警察值班指挥官

BLS CATEGORY: Social and community service managers

就业增长:9%

劳工统计局, job growth for social and community service manager occupations is 预计为 快得多 average 2022年到2032年之间.

JOB TITLES:

  • Community outreach coordinator
  • 非营利组织管理
  • 项目经理
  • 业务经理
  • 法规事务经理

BLS CATEGORY: Social and community service managers

就业增长:9%

劳工统计局, job growth for social and community service manager occupations is 预计为 快得多 average 2022年到2032年之间.

JOB TITLES:

  • 项目资格专员
  • 案例管理器
  • 社会服务经理

Criminal justice bachelor's degree course requirements

Bachelor of Science in 刑事司法 Administration

You’ll take 14 core courses with program-specific knowledge to help you gain confidence and skills to succeed. These core courses include topics like ethics in criminal justice, 刑事司法的多样性, 跨部门沟通, criminal justice policy analysis and program evaluation and more.

Bachelor of Science in 公共管理

You’ll take 14 core courses with program-specific knowledge to help you gain confidence and skills to succeed. These core courses include topics like: foundations of 公共管理, 公共政策环境, 财政管理, program implementation and evaluation and more.

Bachelor of Science in Correctional Program Support Services

You’ll take 14 core courses with program-specific knowledge to help you gain confidence and skills to succeed. These core courses include topics like survey of corrections in the United States, foundations of criminal behavior, working with the correctional population and more.

学费和助学金

负担得起的、固定的学费

学费担保

支付和储蓄的方法. 探索你的选择.

From scholarships to transfer credits and federal financial aid for those who qualify, there are a variety of ways to pay for school and save on tuition. 

金融援助

Federal 金融援助 is money from the U.S. Department of Education to help you pay for your college tuition and expenses.

金融援助

军人或退伍军人福利

See if you qualify to use veterans’ education benefits or tuition assistance to help pay for school.

军人或退伍军人福利

先前学习学分

Earn your degree without starting from scratch. Have previous relevant work and life experience evaluated for potential credit. If you have military or law enforcement training, such as Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST), 基础惩教学院 training or Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy training, you can apply to have that experience evaluated for up to 30 credits.

先前学习学分

奖学金

Starting with your first course, every new qualifying student will be awarded one of our scholarships.

奖学金

雇主学费折扣

Check if your employer provides tuition assistance, benefits, or reimbursement programs toward your degree.

雇主学费折扣

转移学分

Your prior eligible credits could help you graduate from your bachelor's degree faster and for less.

转移学分

学生的经验

Sherita B.

Making the decision to enroll at University of Phoenix was the best decision I’ve ever made in my life.” 

—Zebrick J. 
BSCJA, 2012

 

Over 1 million alumni have earned their degrees while balancing work, school and life. So can you. 

Manage Time with Flexible Courses

Manage Time with Flexible Courses

利用强大的学生资源

利用强大的学生资源

在线学习

在线学习

How to apply for your criminal justice bachelor’s degree program

Once you’ve selected your degree program, choose your start date from our calendar, apply for free and register before the deadline (usually one week before the program starts). Then you'll speak to an enrollment representative to begin class.

  • 不收取申请费
  • No SAT, GMAT or essay required
  • Our 无风险试用 lets eligible students try out University of Phoenix for three weeks with no financial obligation
Apply for your master's degree online

见见你的大学院长

Our college deans focus on developing a career-relevant curriculum. They bring industry experience to the classroom and lead a faculty of academic professionals with one goal in mind—to help you earn the skills you need to pursue your career.

克里斯蒂娜·尼德,院长

克里斯蒂娜·尼德,教育学博士

Dean, 社会学院 and 行为科学

弗兰兹·沃尔什,副院长

Franzi Walsh, DBA

Associate Dean, 社会学院 and 行为科学

机构认证

University of Phoenix has been 不断认可 by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), hlcommission.org since 1978.

Criminal justice bachelor's degree FAQs

A criminal justice bachelor’s of science degree (BS) focuses more on the technology and data-driven knowledge. These areas of study can be important to fields like law enforcement, criminology and 公共管理, which can be more helpful for anyone preparing for a career in criminal justice.

 

Having a bachelor’s degree has become an increasingly important way to gain the knowledge and critical skills today's workers need to stay competitive in growing fields like criminal justice, 人类服务, 公共管理, 与犯罪学. The 劳工统计局, projects that  job growth for social community service manager occupations is 预计为 比平均水平快得多 2021年到2031年.* So if you’re looking to build knowledge and career-relevant skills, a criminal justice bachelor’s degree could help.

 

 *The BLS Projected Growth for 2021-2031 is published by the US 劳工统计局. This data reflects the BLS’ projections of national (not local) conditions. These data points are not specific to University of Phoenix students or graduates.

 Yes, all our courses are available 100% online. Where most colleges expect you to take several courses at once, here you take one course at a time over five weeks in an innovative, virtual, asynchronous learning environment. You and your peers will engage in discussions, assignments and learning activities. Plus, you’ll learn from faculty who bring their own real-world experience and practice the same knowledge and skills they teach, all while learning industry-relevant skills necessary to promote your career growth. What’s more? Throughout the course of your learning experience, our academic counselors and finance advisors are always there to support and guide your decisions from your first day to your last.

You may be able to save time and money on your criminal justice bachelor’s degree by 转让符合条件的学分 from an accredited institution or applying to have your relevant  工作和生活经历 evaluated for potential credit toward your degree. If you have military or law enforcement training, such as Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST), 基础惩教学院 training or Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy training, you can apply to have that experience evaluated for up to 30 credits.