College of Security and Criminal Justice

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration

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You want to contribute to the safety of your community.  Earning a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration degree is a great start to getting there. As you pave a path toward your degree, you’ll pick up the leadership and administrative skills to take beyond the classroom and directly influence the world of law enforcement.

Courses lay a foundation for justice administration principles that you can apply and take to the court room, correction facilities or other general domains of criminal justice. Faculty will show you the ropes as you progress, since they’ve already experienced the ins and outs of law enforcement and related fields. The world runs on the structure of law and all of its related pieces, and you can have a real effect, whether it’s through criminal justice practices, juvenile justice or the court systems. You can be a vital piece of the bigger picture in criminal justice.

Requirements and prerequisites

You will need XXX credits to complete this program, which may be earned from a combination of required and elected courses. However, required courses may vary based on previous experience, training or transferable credits. 

There are no prerequisites for this course.

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Career skills for the future


Your curriculum is brought to life by the practitioner faculty, who are currently working in the fields they teach, helping bridge your coursework with application in the real world.

Earn credit for your training


If you’ve completed POST (Peace Officers and Standards Training) or have military or law enforcement training, you can gain credit for your experience. Earn up to 30 credits for POST training, up to 9 credits for FBI NAA (FBI National Academy Associates) and up to 15 credits for BCA (Basic Corrections Academy).

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For eligible students, find out if the program is right for you by trying out classes for three weeks at no cost to you.

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Core courses

Our curriculum is designed to help you prepare for the competitive job market with relevant knowledge and in-demand skills. This program will include the following courses:

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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.

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Program Student Learning Outcomes

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.

Each college or school creates a set of Program Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs) to describe the knowledge, skills or attitudes that students will possess upon completion of the program of study.

Review the annual assessment results (PDFs) for this program.

The Presidents' Alliance

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.

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.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

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.

Each college or school creates a set of Program Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs) to describe the knowledge, skills or attitudes that students will possess upon completion of the program of study.

Review the annual assessment results (PDFs) for this program.

Cost breakdown

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Tuition (per credit) Not available
Tuition (per credit) for 100/200-level courses $410.0
Tuition (per credit) for 300/400-level courses $610.0
Electronic materials fee (per course) Not available
Resource fee $140.0
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Fees may be non-refundable. Students pay tuition on a course-by-course basis. All tuition and fees of the University are subject to change.

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