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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.
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.
(Upon successful completion, you’ll receive a certificate as well as your degree.)
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).
The requires a minimum of credits, which may come from a combination of required and elective courses.
To view all the courses you’ll need to complete this degree program, visit our General Education requirements page.
University of Phoenix allows you to apply relevant learning, work and life experiences to college credits through the Prior Learning Assessment process. Speak with a representative to find out if you can fulfill some elective, interdisciplinary and/or general education courses by going through the PLA process.
Learn about how you can fulfill some credit requirements from prior experience, professional training, licenses, certificates and transcripts from previously attended colleges and institutions.
Investigate federal financial aid options including government grants and loans. Your advisor will help you check your eligibility.
Under the Third-Party Billing Plan, University of Phoenix directly bills an approved employer for a student's tuition. To find out if your company supports direct bill, speak to your human resources department or one of our advisors.
An advisor can help you review your options and choose the one that’s best for you.
Whether you're serving on Active Duty, are a member of the Reserve or National Guard, or are the spouse of a military member, you're eligible for a reduction in tuition. Our special military tuition rates combined with some of the resources below can help you get started in your pursuit of a degree.
With federal military tuition assistance, you may receive 100% federal Tuition Assistance for your military service.
If you're a veteran or military servicemember who served a minimum of 90 combined days on active duty after September 10th, 2001, you may be eligible for Post 9/11 GI benefits.
As a military spouse, you may be eligible for financial assistance that can help you pursue your degree.
Unlike many colleges that only teach about the criminal justice system, the College of Security and Criminal Justice at University of Phoenix goes above and beyond by emphasizing management and administration skills as well. By gaining these skills, you’ll not only learn more about the criminal justice system but also you’ll be better equipped to become a leader in the field.
Experience the world of criminal justice through dynamic online interactive simulations. You’ll complete engaging activities, watch videos from criminal justice experts and more while learning important concepts and theories.
In addition to studying policing, you’ll learn the foundation of the entire courts and corrections system, which includes prison, probation and parole.
As a student in the College of Security and Criminal Justice, you’ll have the opportunity to become a member of the Alpha Phi Sigma National Criminal Justice Honor Society through the Eta Theta Chapter. This is a nationally recognized honors society for students and graduates of esteemed criminal justice and security programs across the nation.
The College of Security and Criminal Justice is consistently building partnerships with reputable criminal justice and security organizations. Recently, the college has become the strategic academic ally of the FBI National Academy Associates and offers four scholarships to FBINAA members. Additionally, the college has an alliance with the ASIS Foundation, the leading nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of the security profession though academic scholarship and high-quality, contemporary research. University of Phoenix offers ten ASIS Foundation scholarships.
University of Phoenix has joined the Presidents’ Alliance for Excellence in Student Learning and Accountability, which is part of the nonprofit group the New Leadership Alliance. As a volunteer member of the Presidents’ Alliance, we have made a commitment to significantly improve assessment of and accountability for student learning outcomes.
To fulfill that commitment and to engage in continuous improvement of programs, University of Phoenix has reported on the learning outcomes for our degree programs, as well as the process of gathering and analyzing the information. Our aim is to share student outcomes to monitor the effectiveness of our programs and enable improvement.
Review the learning outcomes (PDF) report for the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration program.
In addition to the knowledge and skills related to the University Learning Goals, School of Business graduating students are intended to attain certain program-specific knowledge, skills and abilities. Therefore, you should be able to demonstrate the following learning outcomes by the time you complete this program.
Review the program student learning outcomes (PDF) report for the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration program.
While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.
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.
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.
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.
Courses are typically reviewed every 18 months, and new programs are developed based on the pressing demands within the security and criminal justice fields.