Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice


Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

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A Christ-centered education that comes to you.

At ACU, our nationally recognized online degree programs are designed for busy working adults just like you. Our programs are intentionally structured to allow you to balance work, life and other commitments. As a student of ACU Online, you are part of a vibrant, virtual, Christ-centered community.


Passionate about criminal justice? Interested in becoming a peace officer? According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, careers as police and detectives are projected to see 5% growth through 2028. 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. 



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Throughout this degree, 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.

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Abilene Christian University is a diverse, welcoming, academically rigorous community redefining what it means to be a Christian university in the 21st century.

Founded in 1906, we’re a private, non-profit university committed to innovative, energized learning. In 2015 we launched our Dallas campus, home to our online graduate and undergraduate programs that serve the educational needs of working adults.

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

*Law degree and licensure required

To be considered for admission, students must:

  • Submit official high school and/or college transcripts.
  • Complete the online program application accompanied by a non-refundable processing fee.

Students are not required to submit ACT or SAT test scores.

Graduation Requirements: Students must earn a 2.0 GPA or higher to meet graduation requirements. Additionally, students must earn a C or higher in each major course and have a minimum GPA of 2.25 in the major.

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