Online Bachelor of Science in Criminology & Criminal Justice

The Bachelor of Science in criminology and criminal justice offers you the chance to explore the impact of crime and effective approaches to reduce it at the local, state, and federal level.

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Quick facts

Next start date: 05/18/2020


Total classes: 40

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 120

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As an online student enrolled in the BS in criminology and criminal justice program, you'll learn about the policies and practices of criminal justice system components, including law enforcement, corrections, and the courts. The program helps develop the research, analytical, and communications skills required for working in complex criminal justice occupations. You'll have the opportunity to learn from professors who are recognized leaders in their fields as well as from a prestigious group of criminal justice professionals with expertise in policing, gangs, fraud, corrections, and courts.

This degree will prepare you for a position in the criminal justice system and corporate security at a time when the industry is experiencing steady job growth. Many graduates choose to build upon the strong intellectual base they develop at ASU and pursue advanced degrees in law, criminology and criminal justice, or other social science discipline.

4+1 accelerated program option
High achieving students in the BS in criminology and criminal justice program with a 3.40 GPA or higher will be able to apply to an accelerated program that allows them to complete their BS and MA in criminal justice in five years.

Students can apply to the accelerated program and then begin their accelerated program coursework after completing 90 credit hours in their undergraduate program. This option allows 12 credit hours to be shared between the BS and MA program, allowing students to cut costs. Students interested in this option can discuss it with their academic advisor after beginning the program.

Featured courses


CRJ 309: Criminology (SB)


CRJ 201: Criminal Justice Crime Control Policies and Practices


CRJ 240: Introduction to Corrections


CRJ 203: Courts and Sentencing


CRJ 230: Introduction to Policing


CRJ 306: Race, Ethnicity, Crime, and Criminal Justice (C)


CRJ 305: Gender, Crime, and Criminal Justice (C)


CRJ 303: Statistical Analysis (CS)


Related careers

Graduates with an ASU Online Bachelor of Science in Criminology and Criminal Justice have career opportunities illustrated in the following list. Career examples include but are not limited to:

Correctional Officer


Growth: -7.7 %
Salary: $43,540

Corrections Officer


Growth: 7 %
Salary: $61,050

Corrections Sergeant


Growth: -7.8 %
Salary: $62,500

Customs Officer


Growth: 4.5 %
Salary: $79,970

Detective


Growth: 4.5 %
Salary: $79,970

Forensic Specialist


Growth: 4.5 %
Salary: $79,970

Fraud Investigator


Growth: 9.6 %
Salary: $69,520

Intelligence Officer


Growth: 4.5 %
Salary: $79,970

Police Sergeant/Detective


Growth: 6.6 %
Salary: $87,910

Prestigious faculty

The impressive faculty in the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions are inspiring the next generation of public service leaders through real-world solutions to issues around child welfare, safety, city management, human trafficking and water scarcity. Recent faculty highlights include:

  • Fellow of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.
  • Fellow of the American Psychological Association.
  • Member of the National Academy of Public Administration.

Prestigious faculty

The impressive faculty in the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions are inspiring the next generation of public service leaders through real-world solutions to issues around child welfare, safety, city management, human trafficking and water scarcity. Recent faculty highlights include:

  • Fellow of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.
  • Fellow of the American Psychological Association.
  • Member of the National Academy of Public Administration.

Admission requirements

I am a future
You are considered a freshman for application purposes if you have not attended college at all, or have fewer than 12 transferable credit hours (with a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA).

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still earn your way into this program through the Earned Admission Pathway. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still earn your way into this program through the Earned Admission Pathway. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

Nationally recognized public service programs

The Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions is a comprehensive public service college dedicated to addressing social problems through teaching, research and service. Our public service programs, from public policy, to social work, to criminal justice, to emergency management, are designed to help prepare our diverse student body to make a difference in the community. 

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Best Online Master’s in Criminal Justice Programs, according to U.S. News & World Report.

Top 15


Best Public Affairs Programs, according to U.S. News & World Report.

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Tuition calculator

Our tuition calculator can help you estimate full-time tuition fees for this program without financial aid. Keep in mind: More than 80% of our students receive financial aid.

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