The Bachelor of Science in criminology and criminal justice offers you the chance to explore the impact of crime and effective approaches to reduce it at the local, state, and federal level.

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As an online student enrolled in the BS in criminology and criminal justice program, you'll learn about the policies and practices of criminal justice system components, including law enforcement, corrections, and the courts. The program helps develop the research, analytical, and communications skills required for working in complex criminal justice occupations. You'll have the opportunity to learn from professors who are recognized leaders in their fields as well as from a prestigious group of criminal justice professionals with expertise in policing, gangs, fraud, corrections, and courts. This degree will prepare you for a position in the criminal justice system and corporate security at a time when the industry is experiencing steady job growth. Many graduates choose to build upon the strong intellectual base they develop at ASU and pursue advanced degrees in law, criminology and criminal justice, or other social science discipline.

Program and College Achievements:

The School of Criminology & Criminal Justice is a nationally recognized leader in higher education and is highly regarded for its distinguished faculty and research productivity. U.S. News & World Report has ranked our school in the top 5 for best criminology schools in the nation and our world-class faculty is engaged in cutting edge research which prepares students for the challenges of criminal justice practice in the 21st century. Our online graduate program has been named by U.S. News and World Reports as one of the top six degrees in the nation for three years running.

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Next Start Date:

10/16/2019
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The impressive faculty in the Watts College of Public Service & Community Solutions are inspiring the next generation of public service leaders through real-world solutions to issues around child welfare, safety, city management, human trafficking and water scarcity.


Recent Faculty Highlights Include:
  • Fellow by the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences
  • Fellow of the American Psychological Association
  • Director inducted into the National Academy of Public Administration

Program Summary

Total Hours:

120

Upper Division Hours:

45

Major GPA:

2.0

Cumulative GPA:

2.0

Total Hours at ASU:

30

Related Careers

Graduates with an ASU Online Bachelor of Science in Criminology and Criminal Justice have career opportunities illustrated in the following list. Career examples include but are not limited to:

Example Careers

Graduates of the criminology and criminal justice program find a strong job market in the public and private sectors. Employment opportunities exist in:

    • Domestic terrorism
    • Federal agencies
    • Homeland security
    • Law enforcement
    • Legal offices
    • Parole offices
    • Private security
    • Probation offices

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