Online Bachelor of Arts Degree in SOCIAL AND Criminal Justice
Discover your passion! Gain a broad-based approach to working with law enforcement and the criminal justice system when you earn your Bachelor of Arts in Social and Criminal Justice degree online from Ashford University.
The Bachelor of Arts in Social and Criminal Justice degree allows you to investigate both the social and legal sides of working in the criminal justice field. Examine topics in forensics, psychology, crime prevention, terrorism, the correctional system, and law. You'll develop additional understanding of the criminal justice system and the impact social issues have on maintaining a just society.
Apply the knowledge you've gained with your criminal justice degree toward a career in the criminal and social justice field. Opportunities are expanding and the need for qualified, educated people to fill positions is growing. As a graduate with this degree, you may be eligible to pursue a position in many different fields including:
- Local Police
- State Police
- Federal Marshal
- Highway Patrol Officer
- Immigration Officer
- Border Patrol
- Criminal Investigator
- Homeland Security and Terrorism Prevention Agent
- Probation Officer
- Sheriff's Deputy
- Private Investigator
- Private Security Manager
Special Terms and Conditions
Successful completion of the Bachelor of Arts in Social and Criminal Justice degree by itself does not lead to licensure or certification in any state, regardless of concentration or specialization. Further, Ashford University does not guarantee that any professional organization will accept a graduate's application to sit for any exam for the purpose of professional certification. Students seeking licensure or certification in a particular profession are strongly encouraged to carefully research the requirements prior to enrollment. Requirements may vary by state. Further, a criminal record may prevent an applicant from obtaining licensure, certification, or employment in this field of study.
Corrections ManagementExpand your Bachelor of Arts in Social and Criminal Justice degree with a specialization in Corrections Management. Analyze the philosophies and laws of punishment and sentencing as well as key Supreme Court case decisions specifically pertaining to the constitutional rights of those incarcerated in an American correctional facility.
ForensicsAugment your Bachelor of Arts in Social and Criminal Justice degree with a specialization in Forensics. Examine and understand principles of criminal liability and the acts, mental state, and attendant circumstances that are central ingredients in crimes against society, persons, or property.
Homeland SecurityEnhance your Bachelor of Arts in Social and Criminal Justice degree with a specialization in Homeland Security. Learn more about this significant element of the 21st century and how to identify the key challenges facing not only US homeland security strategy, but also those of other major factors that might become "peer competitors."
Political Science & GovernmentLearn about the complex inner workings of the United States government and the global environment when you add a specialization in Political Science & Government to your Bachelor of Arts degree.
Supplement your Bachelor of Arts in Social and Criminal Justice degree with a specialization in Security Management. Assess management theories and apply concepts of planning, resources, and authority to security organizations as well as identify the major aspects of physical security, associated threats and application of countermeasures.
Your courses in this program are taught by graduate-degreed faculty with real-world experience in the fields they teach. In addition, you can transfer up to 90 approved credits toward your Bachelor's degree and accelerate your degree completion.
If a criminal justice degree fits your personal goals, contact Ashford University at 866.711.1700 to learn more, or request additional information.