Online Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice
120 credit hours | In-state tuition: $420/credit hour | Out-of-state tuition: $540/credit hour
- Convenient 100% online degree
- Unique focus on law enforcement and crime patterns and behaviors along the United States-Mexico border
- Can lead to employment in law enforcement, education, corrections, business or the legal field
Connect to a Meaningful Career in Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement
New or aspiring entrants into the world of criminal justice will find this Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice degree program a great way to prepare for entry into a variety of different careers. The criminal justice online degree offers a great combination of theory and practice and can be the perfect area of study for individuals who want to:
- Make a difference in their local communities by becoming a part of law enforcement
- Study crime as well as methods in which society responds to it
- Help shape and change laws that affect various levels of society
- Educate others or conduct research in areas related to the justice system, law enforcement, etc.
Please visit https://www.utep.edu/liberalarts/criminal-justice/student-resources/what-can-i-do-with-a-cj-major.html for information on more career options. The UTEP Career Center can also provide graduates with resources to help them pursue their career goals.
"I majored in criminal justice because I wanted to integrate more into that field and learn about law and our criminal system. This major will help my path in law when I begin my M.A. in Political Science. I see myself running for office in my community and even trying to become a lawyer. " - Jaqueline Gonzalez, GraduateMEET MORE STUDENTS
Why Study Criminal Justice at UTEP?
Our talented faculty brings a world of knowledge to the classroom, combining theoretical knowledge with practical, real-world experience. Faculty members who teach in our online criminal justice degree program courses come from a wide range of backgrounds that combine to provide students with skills that help them understand and perform well in the field. UTEP’s unique border location also gives students access to many local agencies, and faculty form relationships with criminal justice agencies so students can benefit from putting their classroom learning to work.
Students in the criminal justice degree program take a full complement of required courses in English, mathematics, literature, social science, science, the arts, history, economics and other core subjects that provide a broad general education foundation. Click here to see the core curriculum for the online criminal justice degree program.
You will need to accrue a total of 120 credit hours to graduate, which includes 36 credit hours of coursework specific to criminal justice.
Criminal Justice Requirements
Criminal Justice Systems Courses (select THREE)
Criminal Justice Electives (Select FIVE from the list below)
"My degree will be vital for future promotions while I am employed at the El Paso County Sheriff's Office. Having a degree allowed me to obtain my Intermediate TCOLE license within two years of becoming a Deputy Sheriff." - Daniel Guerrero, GraduateMEET MORE STUDENTS