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"Students’ success is not simply a good grade but also how they can apply the knowledge that they learned from the classroom to the outside world and contribute to society and mankind." - Dr. Attapol Kuanliang, Associate Professor Criminal Justice, School of Social Sciences, College of Business & Social Sciences.

Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice (BA)

Continued interest for public safety will lead to new openings for law enforcement; however, jobs may be competitive depending on location, so having a bachelor’s degree will make you all the more valuable in the field of criminal justice. Some of the jobs that individuals with a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice will qualify for are:

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Among many others.

The Criminal Justice degree program is the oldest of its kind in the state, being started in 1970. Approximately 88% of program graduates are working in the criminal justice field within six months of completing this program and over a third are promoted by their employers within the first five years of employment.

This degree program provides students with in-depth knowledge of the three key areas of the criminal justice system; the police, the courts, and corrections. Over 40% of our graduates continue on to pursue a master degree, which you will be well prepared for after completing this program.


To find the curriculum for this degree please view this degree plan.


NOTE: Transfer students must have completed a college-level English and a college-level Mathematics course, designed to fulfill general education requirements, with a grade of "C" or higher in both.