ASU School of Criminology and Criminal Justice
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Bachelor of Science


About the program

The Bachelor of Science in Criminology and Criminal Justice is offered in person or online. This program introduces students to the fundamental foundations in criminal justice and criminology by preparing students to think critically, contribute to society and enhance public safety. Opportunities for graduates include: working at the local, state or federal level as a practitioner or continuing their studies in graduate programs in criminal justice, criminology, law or related fields.


Benefits of program

  • Nationally ranked program
  • Accessible urban location
  • 7.5 and 15 week course format options
  • Day, evening and online course options
  • Internship opportunities 
  • Study abroad and student organization opportunities


Degree requirements

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice is a 120 credit hour program. The School of Criminology and Criminal Justice offers a Minor in Criminology and Criminal Justice, which allows students in other undergraduate programs at ASU to explore issues of crime, law and the criminal justice system.


Future employment

There is rapid growth and expansion in criminal justice-related occupational fields. Graduates of the nationally-recognized School of Criminology and Criminal Justice find employment opportunities in law enforcement, probation, parole, corrections, private security, court personnel, legal offices, and victim advocate agencies.

Students can explore career opportunities through internship placements at more than 200 organizations including the FBI, the Maricopa County Juvenile Court, the Arizona Attorney General's Office, and the Arizona Department of Corrections.

Check it out: What can you do with a degree in Criminal Justice?

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