BA in Criminal Justice

General

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Program Description

An online bachelor’s degree in criminal justice helps you pursue your career goals without neglecting current work and family commitments. In a convenient and flexible format, you’ll develop the skills and knowledge needed to advance in your field. Graduates of the Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice program at Aurora University Online are prepared for positions in law enforcement, corrections, courts, probation, parole, and private security.

Instructors in this program use open education resources (OER) in place of traditional textbooks for some courses. This means digital, openly licensed content is available free of charge to students.

This program is designed for busy, working students who have life experience in criminal justice. Start your journey at AU Online.

Curriculum

Aurora University’s online bachelor’s degree in criminal justice provides you with a broad academic background in the criminal justice system, criminology, and other core subjects. Prepare for advanced careers by personalizing your degree with elective courses in your area of interest. Each class is taught by faculty members who have real-world experience.

Admission Requirements

  • An earned associate degree (AA, AS, AAS) or 60 earned hours of credit from a regionally accredited institution with a CGPA of 2.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  • Transcripts (official, sealed) from all previously attended colleges and universities.
  • A resume demonstrating two or more years of work experience, military service, or relevant adult responsibilities.
  • A personal statement addressing why they wish to enroll in an online program and a description of how they will structure their lives and time to be successful.

Career Outcomes

Strengthen your earnings and job opportunities with an online bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. Prepare for a variety of careers, including a:

  • Criminal Investigator
  • Fish and Game Warden
  • Fire Inspector
  • Fraud Investigator
  • Police Officer
  • Security Manager
  • TSA Screener
  • U.S. Marshal
Last updated Sep 2020

About the School

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At Aurora University Online, we are an inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of learning. We offer the wide-ranging programs of a university with the personal attention of a small college. Our faculty members are accessible, and our academic and support programs are designed to help you succeed. Read less