Online Bachelor of Arts – Criminal Justice


Online Bachelor of Arts - Criminal Justice

A Bachelor’s Degree Opens the Door to Your Future

  • No test scores needed to apply
  • No application fee required
  • Earn credit for prior learning

The Bachelor of Arts with a Criminal Justice Concentration is a versatile online degree for students who are interested in advancing their career or moving into a Criminal Justice field.

All of SMC’s online degree programs provide the same coursework, professional development program, and internship opportunities as our traditional, on-campus programs. Students will learn from the same faculty who teach in our classrooms. All advising and other support functions are provided online by staff experienced in serving remote students.

Classes start every 8 weeks

Next start date:

March 5, 2024

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Why Get a BA Degree with a Concentration in Criminal Justice at SMC? 

  • Enhance your career without interrupting it. Our program is flexible AND affordable, so you can start or finish your education while you keep working.
  • Improve your job prospects. With a bachelor’s degree from SMC, you will show employers your commitment to learning and making an impact right away with our professional development program.
  • Make more money. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, workers with a bachelor’s degree earn approximately $900 more per week than those with just a high school diploma.

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Fill out the form to connect with an Online Enrollment Counselor and receive a degree plan.

Find Your Dream Job

A Bachelor of Arts – Criminal Justice degree will prepare graduates for a number of careers, including:

  • Police officer 
  • Investigator 
  • Forensic scientist 
  • Social worker 
  • Law school student 
  • Paralegal
  • Intelligence Analyst
  • Corrections Officer
  • Youth Correctional Counselor
  • Private Investigator
  • Criminal Profiler
  • Victim Advocate
  • Probation/Parole Officer

Quick Facts

  • Classes start every 8 weeks

    Enroll full-time or part-time. Each online degree course runs for 8 weeks.

  • Program Cost

    $335 per credit hour. Your bachelor's degree cost will be lower with financial aid and transfer credits. Compare SMC's cost to other online degree programs.

  • Financial Aid

    Federal and state grants, employer reimbursement, GI Bills - find out how financial aid can reduce the cost of your Associate of Arts degree.

  • Transfer qualifying credits

    Cut your online bachelor's degree completion time and reduce tuition costs by bringing up to 30 hours of qualifying college credits with you. More information about transfer credits.


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