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Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

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Passionate about criminal justice? Interested in becoming a peace officer? With ACU’s online Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, you will study professionalism and ethics in criminal justice, law enforcement leadership, and much more. You’ll gain an understanding of the justice system and its process, from local to global issues, and how to uphold ethical standards. You will also develop strong writing, research, and analytical skills; attractive traits to employers in all industries.


ACT or SAT test scores are not required.

Program Highlights

Example Coursework

  • Law Enforcement Leadership
  • Professionalism and Ethics in Criminal Justice
  • Crime and Delinquency
  • Domestic Violence

Format

  • 100% online

Admissions Requirements

ACU’s online undergraduate programs are intended for non-traditional students interested in gaining a bachelor’s degree in an online modality. 


To be considered for admission, students must:

Timeframe

  • 120 total credit hours


  • Be out of high school for at least four years OR matriculate from institutions with an articulation agreement with ACU.
  • Complete the “Adult Online Undergraduate Program” application accompanied by a non-refundable processing fee.
  • Submit official transcripts of all previous academic work.
  • University Requirements: 56 credit hours

  • Major requirements: 64 credit hours (up to 22 credit hours in Electives)

Scholarships available to all new students. 

Potential Outcomes

  • Federal, state & local law enforcement
  • Game Warden
  • Probation/parole services
  • Correctional Officer
  • Lawyer*
  • Victim/Witness Assistant

*Law degree and licensure required

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