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.
Next start date: 05/18/2020
Total classes: 40
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 120
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.
4+1 accelerated program option
High achieving students in the BS in criminology and criminal justice program with a 3.40 GPA or higher will be able to apply to an accelerated program that allows them to complete their BS and MA in criminal justice in five years.
Students can apply to the accelerated program and then begin their accelerated program coursework after completing 90 credit hours in their undergraduate program. This option allows 12 credit hours to be shared between the BS and MA program, allowing students to cut costs. Students interested in this option can discuss it with their academic advisor after beginning the program.
The Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions is a comprehensive public service college dedicated to addressing social problems through teaching, research and service. Our public service programs, from public policy, to social work, to criminal justice, to emergency management, are designed to help prepare our diverse student body to make a difference in the community.
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