Criminal Justice Program Overview
The University of Texas Permian Basin's online Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice program was created for students who wish to protect and serve their community while bringing about constructive change to the criminal justice system from within. This program is:
120 credit hours in total.
Through UT Permian Basin's online BS in criminal justice program, you’ll learn about all aspects of the criminal justice system including corrections, courts, and law enforcement. Our program is comprised of a robust, research-based curriculum and offers classes from other departments that work closely with the criminal justice profession. Whether you’re a student seeking a major in an increasingly topical field or a current criminal justice professional looking for new skills and credentials to set you apart, you’ll find this program invaluable.
Accessibility: Engage with highly experienced faculty who have worked extensively in the criminal justice field.
Flexibility: Complete online coursework around your shift work and from anywhere with internet access.
Prestigious: Earn the same distinguished degree as you would in our campus-based program.
Careers for BS in Criminal Justice Graduates
A BS in criminal justice from The University of Texas Permian Basin can help prepare you to succeed in a broad range of roles, including:
Crime Scene Investigator
Forensic Science Technician
Child Protective Services Investigator
Students in our BS in criminal justice program may be eligible for financial aid. To see if you are eligible for a federal student loan, fill out your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) using UT Permian Basin’s school code: 009930 (see studentaid.gov to apply). The priority deadlines for FAFSA are July 15th for fall and November 15th for spring.
In order to prevent delays in processing applications due to COVID-19, students will be reviewed on a holistic basis focusing on the strength of their high school record, overall GPA, grades within the core subjects, dual-credit work, and additional information (resume and/or extracurricular activities, leadership opportunities, and work experience).
While SAT and ACT scores are not required at this time, we recognize the value of standardized tests as a piece of the review process and will consider scores alongside the other required application credentials, if provided.
Transfer Student Admission Requirements
Minimum of 24 transferable credit hours from a regionally accredited college or university
GPA of 2.0 or higher in previous college-level coursework
Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
Dual-credit high school courses must be included
Incoming Freshman Admission Requirements
If you have completed less than 24 hours of transferable college-level work from a regionally accredited college or university after graduating from high school or receiving your GED, please provide the following:
Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended (including dual-credit work while in high school)
Official high school transcript showing GPA, class rank, and expected graduation date or GED scores
SAT and/or ACT scores from within the last five years (note: this requirement has been temporarily waived through Fall 2021, but scores will be considered if submitted)
The application fee is $40.
If you are a freshman applicant, you may request a fee waiver when you apply by sending us your official college application fee waiver form provided by the SAT or ACT. You may also request a fee waiver if the Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) listed on your Student Aid Report is zero.