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11 BA Programs in Criminal Justice

The Bachelor of Arts, or BA, is an academic achievement given to students who effectively complete about four years of study in what is usually a liberal arts-based field. Along with the Bachelor of Science, the Bachelor of Arts is one of the two most popular bachelor’s degree distinctions. Just what is a BA in Criminal Justice? This program can typically be completed within four years, and… Read more

The Bachelor of Arts, or BA, is an academic achievement given to students who effectively complete about four years of study in what is usually a liberal arts-based field. Along with the Bachelor of Science, the Bachelor of Arts is one of the two most popular bachelor’s degree distinctions.

Just what is a BA in Criminal Justice? This program can typically be completed within four years, and gives students the skills required to fill the growing need for well-trained criminal justice professionals around the world. Common areas of study in a criminal justice bachelor’s degree program include criminology, sociology, ethics, recidivism, and various concepts related to social science and research. Additional focus is often placed on the juvenile justice system, police administration and general security issues.

Most who graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice find that they are able to make more money after earning the BA than they were beforehand. They are also generally more employable than those within the field without degrees.

Prospective criminal justice students should expect considerable variation in tuition costs from one bachelor’s degree program to the next. Matters like the prestige of the school and where, geographically, the program is offered are all factors in determining final tuition amounts.

Those who successfully secure a BA in Criminal Justice have the skills necessary to excel in a variety of different capacities within the field. Most work within law enforcement or the prison system to some degree. Common careers include police officers, detectives, correctional officers, probation officers, forensic scientists, security guards or crime scene investigators. Others work in narcotics enforcement, customs, immigration, or fraud or computer forensics investigation, among other areas.

Many lucrative career opportunities exist within the field of criminal justice. If you are in need of a flexible schedule, online courses may be offered for your convenience. Our database is a great resource for reviewing the many criminal justice degree programs available around the globe. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Arden University
Coventry, United Kingdom

Arden University’s online BA (Hons) Criminal Justice programme will provide you with a detailed understanding of criminal behaviour and the justice system. Develop your unders ... +

Arden University’s online BA (Hons) Criminal Justice programme will provide you with a detailed understanding of criminal behaviour and the justice system. Develop your understanding of the causes and consequences of crime, and the prevention methods currently in use. -
BA
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 6 years
English
Online
Northeastern Illinois University
Chicago, USA

Ask the important questions about injustice. Justice Studies examines immigration, human rights, housing, homelessness, gangs, the media, and more, and explores how institutio ... +

Ask the important questions about injustice. Justice Studies examines immigration, human rights, housing, homelessness, gangs, the media, and more, and explores how institutions are involved. -
BA
Full-time
4 years
English
24 Aug 2020
Campus
Lancashire Law School - University of Central Lancashire
Lancashire, United Kingdom

Do you have an enquiring mind? Are you interested in why people commit crime or become victims of crime? If so, then this course could be for you. Discover the political, pers ... +

Do you have an enquiring mind? Are you interested in why people commit crime or become victims of crime? If so, then this course could be for you. Discover the political, personal and social aspects of crime with a degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice. -
BA
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 5 years
English
Campus
University of Leeds, Faculty of Education, Social Sciences, and Law
Leeds, United Kingdom

Drawing on the world-leading research of the Centre for Criminal Justice Studies, this course will give you an advanced understanding of crime and its control.

Drawing on the world-leading research of the Centre for Criminal Justice Studies, this course will give you an advanced understanding of crime and its control. -
BA
Full-time
3 years
English (UK)
Sep 2020
Campus
Royal Roads University
Victoria, Canada

The MA in Justice Studies is a two-year, interdisciplinary graduate program and stresses the importance of a collaborative and problem focused approach to justice. Recognizing ... +

The MA in Justice Studies is a two-year, interdisciplinary graduate program and stresses the importance of a collaborative and problem focused approach to justice. Recognizing the multi-problematic aspects of complex social issues, this transdisciplinary approach is essential in understanding the complexity of a problem and in developing effective solutions often missed under more traditional approaches to justice. -
BA
Full-time
Part-time
English
01 Sep 2020
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
Lees-McRae College
Banner Elk, USA

The Criminal Justice program uses a social science perspective to study the nature and causes of crime and provides a comprehensive understanding of the United States criminal ... +

The Criminal Justice program uses a social science perspective to study the nature and causes of crime and provides a comprehensive understanding of the United States criminal justice system. -
BA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
Nottingham Trent University School of Social Sciences - Undergraduate
Nottingham, United Kingdom

Youth Justice is all about working with young people who offend or are at risk of offending. This course links academic theory to contemporary practice through placements, vis ... +

Youth Justice is all about working with young people who offend or are at risk of offending. This course links academic theory to contemporary practice through placements, visits and guest speakers. -
BA
Full-time
3 years
English
Campus
Dillard University
New Orleans, USA

The Criminal Justice program is guided by the University’s mission to unite with the community through scholarship, teaching, civic engagement and service with a firm commitme ... +

The Criminal Justice program is guided by the University’s mission to unite with the community through scholarship, teaching, civic engagement and service with a firm commitment to improve the human condition. -
BA
Full-time
4 years
English
Campus
College of Saint Elizabeth
Morristown, USA

The Criminal Justice program promotes an intensive understanding of important social, ethical, and political issues surrounding our system of justice, and is designed for thos ... +

The Criminal Justice program promotes an intensive understanding of important social, ethical, and political issues surrounding our system of justice, and is designed for those who wish to serve in our justice system. -
BA
Full-time
4 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
PATTEN UNIVERSITY
Oakland, USA +1 More

The Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Concentration in leadership is concerned with the study of leadership principles and practices, teamwork, motivation, conflict managem ... +

The Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Concentration in leadership is concerned with the study of leadership principles and practices, teamwork, motivation, conflict management, and professional criminal procedure. It is designed to prepare law enforcement professionals in local, state, and federal agencies for leadership responsibilities and, consequently, advancement to upper-level and supervisory positions. -
BA
English
Online
PATTEN UNIVERSITY
Oakland, USA +1 More

The Criminal Justice Concentration in psychology is concerned with the study of human behavior, particularly as it relates to individuals within the criminal justice system. I ... +

The Criminal Justice Concentration in psychology is concerned with the study of human behavior, particularly as it relates to individuals within the criminal justice system. It is designed to help prepare individuals for careers in criminal justice administration, counseling, corrections, and juvenile justice programs, and public welfare agencies. -
BA
English
Sep 2020
Online

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