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A Criminal Justice degree is more than just a matter of record.

A safer community starts with people like you — so arm yourself with the education to get the job done by earning your Criminal Justice degree from University of Phoenix.

Flexibility and convenience are important to you, which is why taking just one 5 or 6-week class at a time will help you balance coursework and focus on just one subject rather than juggling many. Balancing work and school can be challenging, but finding time for both can be a bit easier if you earn your criminal justice degree online or on-campus. Our online programs allow you to collaborate with classmates from diverse backgrounds in an interactive, virtual environment.

You want a reputable program with classes that cover relevant material. The curricula in our criminal justice degree programs is designed with the shared knowledge of criminal justice agencies, external membership relations with the International Association of the Chief of Police, FBI National Academy Associates, the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives and the National Sheriffs’ Association.

You want your education to be as unique as you are — which is why we offer many electives that can fit well into your own degree path.

There are many cost-benefits to our on-campus or online Criminal Justice degree programs. Complete your degree in less time and for less money with our Prior Learning Assessment. Receive up to 30 credits for your Basic Police Academy (POST) training. Students with Peace Officers and Standards Training (POST) completion or military/federal law enforcement training have the option to transfer even more credits. Alternatively, students can get credit for SMIP, FBINAA, and Basic Corrections Academy.

Our on-campus or online Criminal Justice degree programs can help prepare you to work in careers including probation officers, correctional treatment specialists, child protective services, compliance officers, and administrative or management positions within the criminal justice fields.

The University’s Criminal Justice programs are educational degree programs. For those interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement, corrections or as a peace officer with any particular local, state, federal or international agency, there are numerous additional qualifications (and often disqualifications) depending on the position. Before enrolling in a Criminal Justice program, potential students are highly encouraged to check with the relevant agency for a complete list of position requirements. The University makes no representations regarding whether any particular University program will qualify a graduate for any such position.

Protect your community and contribute to a better society — it all starts with a Criminal Justice degree.

Criminal Justice Programs

Earn a degree in our College of Humanities and Sciences because:

Tuition Guarantee

We promise you'll keep the same affordable tuition until you graduate from your degree program. Count on tuition to be as dependable as your education. 

Save time and money

Complete your degree in less time and for less money with our Prior Learning Assessment. Receive up to 30 credits for your Peace Officers and Standards Training (POST) training. Alternatively, students can get credit for SMIP, FBINAA, and Basic Corrections Academy.

Support

Get support when you need it with career services, tutoring, and financial aid support at more than 60 campus locations nationwide while earning your criminal justice degree.

Which area is best for you?

Pick an area of interest and explore options in a variety of fields:

Get recognized

Students who meet eligibility requirements can join the Eta Theta University chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma the National Criminal Justice Honor Society where you can develop additional professional and personal leadership skills and find more opportunities for service to the community and the profession.

Make a difference

Earn your criminal justice degree online or at your local campus one 5- or 6-week course at a time. Whether your dream is to make a real difference in your community, protect people and property, or just contribute to the overall greater good — a degree in criminal justice from University of Phoenix could help make your dream career a reality.