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Courses

1

Course at a time

5

Weeks per course

10

Courses per year

Schedule

Your academic counselor will help schedule your courses for a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration. Please note that on campus students are required to physically attend class one day a week, typically from 6-10 pm.

What you'll learn

When you earn your Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration you’ll be equipped with a concrete set of skills you can apply on the job. 

Topics covered in this degree include:

  • Criminal law
  • Grant writing
  • Budget, finance and planning
  • Interagency communication
  • Cultural diversity

Program Purpose Statement

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, tribal 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.

Careers & Outcomes

What can you do with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration?

A BSCJA can prepare you to be a: 

  • Detective sergeant
  • Police sergeant
  • Sergeant
  • Loss prevention manager
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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for first-line supervisors of police and detectives is projected to be average between 2018 and 2028. 

Tuition

Paying for school

locked-in tuition

$398

Cost per credit

Keep the same fixed, affordable tuition from start to finish of your degree program, even if it takes longer than you planned. That’s our promise: no matter what surprises life brings, you can count on us.

SAVE TIME AND MONEY ON YOUR DEGREE

Credit transfer made easy
Graduate faster by transferring in prior eligible credits from another accredited institution.

Get credit for what you already know
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), Basic Corrections Academy training or Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy training, you can apply to have that experience evaluated for up to 30 credits.

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Faculty & Accreditation

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Institutional accreditation

University of Phoenix is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), hlcommission.org. Since 1978, University of Phoenix has been continually accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and its predecessor.

Faculty fast facts

25

Average years of industry experience

19

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