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BA in Social and Criminal Justice

Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Social and Criminal Justice program is an interdisciplinary inquiry into the relationship between social and criminal justice and the criminal justice system. Read more about the Bachelor of Arts in Social and Criminal Justice here.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Arts in Social and Criminal Justice

School Offering Program:

Ashford University

Degree Level:

Bachelor's

Program Prerequisites:

Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts in Social and Criminal Justice program should have graduated high school and should be at least 22 years old.

Program Description:

Earn your Bachelor of Arts in Social and Criminal Justice degree from Ashford University to understand the criminal justice system and the impact social issues have on maintaining a just society. Benefit from a Bachelor of Arts in Social and Criminal Justice degree. Investigate both the social and legal sides of criminal justice, from forensics and psychology to crime prevention and terrorism. Choose this degree program to better understand the legal and social forces that shape American culture.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

120 credits.

Financial Aid:

Ashford University offers students several payment options, including cash plans, employer tuition reimbursement, direct employer billing, and military tuition assistance. Qualifying students may be eligible for financial aid.

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed each program, and other important information, please visit:

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Required Courses for a Bachelor of Arts in Social and Criminal Justice

Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Ashford University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

General Education Requirements

Students must complete 52 credits in general education courses.

Introductory Course Requirements

  • EXP 105: Personal Dimensions of Education (3 credits)
  • PSY 202: Adult Development & Life Assessment (3 credits)

Major Course Requirements

  • SOC 120: Introduction to Ethics & Social Responsibility (3 credits)
  • POL 303: The American Constitution (3 credits)
  • CRJ 201: Introduction to Criminal Justice (3 credits)
  • SOC 305: Crime & Society (3 credits)
  • SOC 331: Social Justice & Ethics (3 credits)
  • CRJ 308: Psychology of Criminal Behavior (3 credits)
  • CRJ 305: Crime Prevention (3 credits)
  • CRJ 301: Juvenile Justice (3 credits)
  • CRJ 306: Criminal Law & Procedure (3 credits)
  • CRJ 311: Forensics (3 credits)
  • CRJ 303: Corrections (3 credits)
  • CRJ 422: Criminal Justice Capstone (3 credits)

Electives

Students must complete 41 credits in elective courses.

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed each program, and other important information, please visit:

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Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Graduates of the Bachelor of Arts in Social and Criminal Justice program who are interested in furthering their education have a number of master's degree options. Earning an advanced degree could provide students with the education and qualifications needed for a position in a number of specialized areas connected to law enforcement, forensics, or the federal government.

Master's degrees that graduates could pursue include, but are not limited to:

  • Master of Science in Criminal Justice
  • Master of Public Administration
  • Master of Science in Public Policy
  • Master of Science in Social and Criminal Justice
  • Master of Science in Public Safety Administration

Career Paths:

Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Social and Criminal Justice program is designed to prepare enrolled students to pursue entry-level employment in a number of fields. Social and criminal justice present numerous career possibilities.

Options that graduates could pursue include but are not limited to:

  • Local police
  • State police
  • Federal marshal
  • Highway patrol officer
  • Paralegal
  • Immigration officer
  • Border patrol
  • Criminal investigation
  • Homeland security and terrorism prevention
  • Probation officer

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed each program, and other important information, please visit:

http://ashforddisclosures.com/

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