Criminal Justice, B.A.

Criminal Justice is a multidisciplinary field. The Baccalaureate Degree in Criminal Justice provides students with a thorough academic study of criminal justice with a deep exploration of skills used in the field. Additional course work is taken in Sociology, Psychology, and Political Science, and because of the broad nature of the program, graduates are prepared for a diverse set of employment opportunities.

What can I do with this degree?
In today’s job market, there are a variety of career opportunities for those holding a degree in criminal justice. From criminology to law enforcement, courts, and corrections, many different jobs are available to those with the education and skills needed to be successful. Criminal justice professionals must be able to think and be willing to meet a wide variety of challenges. This career industry is considered to be more mentally demanding, as well as holds higher stakes and expectations than others. These careers offer rewarding challenges that keep the job interesting. Employment of police and detectives is projected to grow by 5 percent to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations. The continued need for public safety is expected to lead to new openings and opportunities in the field.

Students enrolled in the B.A. in Criminal Justice may be eligible to receive a fee exemption and credits upon presentation of credentials to the University.

Here are some common professional paths for graduates:
• Police Officer
• Investigator
• FBI Agent
• Criminal Psychologist
• Homeland Security Officer
• Information Security Analyst

What’s in it for me?
• A personal coach to guide you through the enrollment process and along the path to graduation.
• Classes that meet your schedule. Many programs include 100% fully online classes, accelerated courses, or accommodating class times.
• Discounted, flat-rate tuition for students who qualify for Compete LA.
• Recognition of credits previously earned from accredited institutions.• Scholarships, financial aid and grants for eligible students.

Degree Length: 4 Years

University: Northwestern State University

Classroom Format: Online

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