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BSCJA: Prepare to serve your community — and career

  • Earn a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration that's designed to build your resume one course at a time with career-relevant skills.
  • Explore opportunities to earn your degree faster, and for less, with eligible transfer credits.

Program details

Bachelor's degree

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration

  • Eligible for transfer credits
Getting Started

University of Phoenix has been continually accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC),, since 1978.

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.

Save time & money

  • Starting with your first course, every qualifying new student will be awarded one of our scholarships, or you’ll get the best savings you qualify for. 
  • Lock in the peace of mind that comes with fixed, affordable tuition. You’ll enjoy one flat rate from the moment you enroll until the day you graduate from your program. That’s your Tuition Guarantee.
  • 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 potential college credit.
  • No application fee, no obligation, and no university entrance exam required (SAT, ACT, GMAT, or GRE). We’ll request your prior college transcripts at no charge, when possible.

Exceptional flexibility

  • Online classes, always on – 24/7/365.
  • Highly rated 1-on-1 support, available 20 hours a day, 5 days a week.
  • Start your degree when you’re ready, with up to 20 opportunities a year to start your bachelor's degree.

Career-relevant education

  • More than 100 online programs aligned to 300+ careers.
  • Every 5-6 weeks, you can develop career-relevant skills to add to your resume.
  • Career Services for Life® commitment. our degree gives you access to career coaching, resume building and interview prep. For life.
  • Our instructors are accomplished professionals who average 29+ years of experience.

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Education and professional growth go hand in hand. Where I am now is a testament to that philosophy.

Joshua V.

BSCJA, ‘11

Education and professional growth go hand in hand. Where I am now is a testament to that philosophy.

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