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 your career or moving into a Career Justice field.

For even more versatility, pair your Criminal Justice concentration with an additional concentration in either Business or Psychology. These combinations make your criminal justice degree even more relevant and valuable to employers in a wider range of career paths.

Classes start every 8 weeks

Next start date:

May 25, 2022

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

  • Make your degree more adaptable. Adding a business or psychology concentration does not add time to your degree, but does add additional skills and training that will set you up for success in a variety of career paths.
  • 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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Getting your BA with a Criminal Justice plus an additional concentration in business or psychology lets you apply a psychology focus to careers in the criminal justice system. Career opportunities include:

  • victim's advocate
  • case managers for the court
  • juvenile justice planners
  • supervision officers.

A psychology concentration also opens doors for more intensive study in forensic psychology and corrections counseling.

You will also have the tools to move into a role in emerging criminal justice fields like social and restorative justice.

Quick Facts

  • Classes start every 8 weeks

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

  • Program Cost

    $300 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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