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Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice

Earn your Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice from Brandman University at over 25 campuses throughout California & Washington or Online.

The BA in Criminal Justice (BACJ) program provides courses in which you study the various components of the criminal justice system, including the United States Constitution, police, corrections, criminals, and the courts. The program focuses on the theory, administration, methods research, and pragmatic analysis of various institutions and issues of American social, legal, and penal systems.

The BACJ degree program utilizes the subject matter expertise from criminal justice, social science, sociology, political science, and organizational leadership. The course offerings provide students the requisite tools to quickly become valuable and valued members of both public and private sector organizations, possessing effective communication skills, analytical problem-solving skills, strong ethical principles, and both a practical and theoretical understanding of organizational dynamics.

Students may customize their program by selecting one of the following concentrations:

Program availability may vary by campus location.

Tom Schultz has been a firefighter for over 30 years. But when he wanted to become a fire chief, his lack of formal education was getting in the way. That’s when Tom discovered Brandman University. Brandman offered a quality education that gave him real skills while allowing him to balance his schooling with his professional life. Now, Tom has his Bachelor’s degree in Applied Science and was named fire chief of Garden Grove, California.


Get Your Money's Worth.

Besides Brandman's competitive tuition, our innovative curriculum is taught by experienced scholar-practitioners, most of whom are experts in their fields. Degree pathways offer multiple emphasis options to allow you to align your learning experience to your professional goals.

Private, Nonprofit, Accredited.

All School of Arts & Sciences programs are regionally accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). Brandman's BA in Social Work program has candidacy accreditation status by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).                           

Programs Offered Nationwide.

Take classes 100% online to fit school into your busy schedule. Earn your degree at your own pace.

Designed For Busy Adult Students.

We offer programs on campus, online, or both. Convenient evening classes with year round enrollment.

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