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What can you learn in a bachelor’s in criminal justice?
As a student in this program, you can expect to gain competencies in three core areas of criminology and criminal justice:
• The causes of crime.
• The consequences of crime.
• The role of criminal justice agencies in managing crime.
In this online criminal justice degree, you’ll learn to conduct appropriate research, develop theories, investigate crime scenes and compose reports. You’ll also have the opportunity to study behavioral science, psychology and logic. With a bachelor’s in criminal justice, you’ll be well prepared with the skills you need to enter the field confidently.
Criminology degree jobs
Graduates with a criminal justice degree can choose careers in law enforcement, corrections, the courts and criminal justice case management. The law enforcement public sector encompasses multiple careers including criminologists, police officers and detectives, probation and parole officers, court administration or criminal psychologists. With this degree, you can also select from a variety of relevant occupations in the public sector. You can seek out security and loss prevention roles in the private sector. Additionally, you can use your undergraduate degree as the foundation for your pursuit of post-bachelor education in related fields.
Top 20 Online Schools for Bachelor of Criminal Justice Degree Programs
• FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY
• WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
• FORT HAYS STATE UNIVERSITY
• FLORIDA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
• UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND UNIVERSITY COLLEGE
• WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY
• UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA
• THOMAS EDISON STATE UNIVERSITY
• NORTHWESTERN STATE UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA
• ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY
• UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA OMAHA
• NEW ENGLAND COLLEGE
• TEXAS WOMAN’S UNIVERSITY
• PENN STATE WORLD CAMPUS
• UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS LOWELL
• SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY
• UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA PEMBROKE
• COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY-GLOBAL CAMPUS
• UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE
What is criminology and criminal justice?
Criminology is the interdisciplinary study of delinquent or deviant behavior. This social science analyzes the where, how and why of criminal behavior and the impact it has on society. The focus of this study is to determine what led an individual to commit a crime. Criminal justice relates to the individuals who investigate these crimes and bring criminals to trial. It also relates to those who monitor inmates within correctional facilities and those who supervise individuals released to pretrial services, probation, parole and community supervision.
What can you do with a criminal justice degree?
Criminal justice graduates can select between careers in law enforcement, corrections, courts or the public sector. There is significant anticipated growth and demand for criminal justice graduates. Specific career opportunities include work in cybersecurity, forensics, intelligence analysis, investigations and similar roles. With a degree from ASU Online, you’ll stand ready against the competition