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Bachelor of Science in Criminology and Criminal Justice

Offered By: Arizona State University

The BS in Criminology and Criminal Justice degree program, now offered fully online, is an exciting option that provides students with the same dynamic quality of the school's on-campus courses and a solid background in the field of criminal justice.

ASU offers excellent preparation for students and professionals who wish to excel in the diverse field of criminal justice. Employment and government experts anticipate rapid and sustained job growth in law enforcement, corrections and private security related fields in the years to come. Our graduates will be well equipped and competitively positioned for careers in the following professional areas:

  • Law Enforcement
  • Corrections
  • Probation
  • Parole
  • Legal offices
  • Court personnel
  • Victim/Witness advocate agencies
  • Private Security

Other graduates may choose to build upon the strong intellectual base they establish at ASU, and go on to pursue advanced degrees in law, criminology and criminal justice, and other social science disciplines. Whatever their motivation, students will find the education, networks, support, and resources they need to succeed.

As part of the College of Public Programs, students will have the opportunity to take classes with nationally recognized faculty and learn from a prestigious group of criminal justice professionals. ASU professors, who are experts in subjects such as crime, policing, gangs, fraud, and the court system, design each of our courses. Our students will examine theoretical perspectives on criminal activity and develop their research skills, as well as receive a solid foundation of course work that provides the content, analytical and communication skills required for working in complex criminal justice occupations.