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Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration

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Build on your existing knowledge and skills — or gain new insights — in the field of criminal justice with our Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration degree.

In addition to providing a thorough overview of policing practices, juvenile justice and the court systems, this program is designed to help you develop important leadership and administrative skills associated with law enforcement.

Speak to an Enrollment Representative to learn more about how you can contribute to the safety and well-being of your community — and the world at large.

What you'll learn

The mission of the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration is to provide students with a strong foundation in criminal justice principles, concepts, and theories, as well as a practice orientation to justice administration. The degree offers a global perspective, as well as specialty coursework in criminal justice services. Students will receive core instruction in criminal justice as it is represented in the domains of law enforcement, criminal courts, and corrections then advance to emphasis courses within the broad domains of criminal justice.

How to customize your degree

Our certificate option gives you the opportunity to build career skills early in your degree program, so you can leverage those new competencies in the workplace — even before you graduate. Best of all, choosing an en route certificate or degree won’t add more cost or time. For more information, select an option below.

En route certificates:

(Upon successful completion, you’ll receive a certificate as well as your degree.)

Make an informed choice

We believe that students and families should be prepared financially for college and understand gainful employment opportunities before starting any program. So we want to ensure you have the information you need to make an informed choice - information like what it will cost, the skills you'll learn through your chosen program, and the types of occupations the program prepares you for.

View the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration gainful employment disclosures (CA).
View the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration gainful employment disclosures (MA).

How to afford your degree

Find out how you may be able to lower your out-of pocket expenses and what options may be available to help you fund your education.

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How to get started

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The College of Security and Criminal Justice

The College of Security and Criminal Justice was created to provide degree programs that give students a deeper understanding of security and criminal justice best practices and help you advance your career.

Faculty with years of experience in the field

Our more than 2,200 faculty members have an average of 20 years of experience in the fields they teach and hold leadership positions such as chief of police, warden, security executive, judge, sheriff and more.

Updated curriculum

Courses are typically reviewed every 18 months, and new programs are developed based on the pressing demands within the security and criminal justice fields.