Online Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice

Make a difference in your community with a fully online B.A. in Criminal Justice.

Impact Your Community. Pursue Meaningful Career Opportunities.

From protecting local neighborhoods to helping rehabilitate convicted criminals, you’re sure to make a difference with a criminal justice degree. You can enter or advance in a career field like law enforcement, corrections, security, education and more. Regardless of your field, you’ll achieve your goals and your ability to help others.

Our experienced faculty will guide you through criminology and court procedure, as well as systems practices. You’ll also be able to choose from a vast selection of electives so that you’re prepared for any career specialization. From theoretical practice to real-world application, you’ll gain the skills you need to be an effective leader in your career.

UTEP also offers a unique border location, meaning that you’ll be able to network with local criminal justice agencies. And you’ll get a rare look into criminal patterns and behaviors along the United States-Mexico border.

No matter where you’re studying from, you can receive the same benefits as our on-campus students. Become an effective leader in your community—regardless of where your community is.

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  • 100% online
  • Unique border location and opportunities to learn from local agencies
  • Focus on theoretical and real-world application
  • Employment in law enforcement, education, corrections, business or the legal field
  • Tuition: $420/credit hour (in-state students) or $540/credit hour (out-of-state students)

What Careers Can You Consider With a Criminal Justice Degree?

  • Border patrol agent
  • CIA agent
  • Corrections officer
  • Court bailiff
  • Crime scene investigator
  • Emergency dispatcher
  • FBI agent
  • Fish and game warden
  • Forensic evidence technician
  • Fraud investigator
  • Gaming investigators
  • Immigration/customs agent
  • Paralegal
  • Police officer
  • Private detective
  • Probation officer
  • Security guard
  • State trooper
  • TSA agent
  • U.S. air marshal

#1 University in El Paso

Best college, best value college and best professors (Niche).

Best University for Career Outcomes in El Paso

Highest average earnings and job placement rates (U.S. Department of Education).

100% Online

The flexible, fully online learning environment helps you advance your education while maintaining your current commitments.

Top 4.5% of Universities in the Country

Out of 2,800+ four-year universities, UTEP is one of 131 in the highest classification for research (R1 for top tier doctoral university with very high research activity).

Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI)

With a student body that is 83% Hispanic, UTEP stands out as an HSI — one of 569 in the country. Plus, it’s one of only 19 HSIs designated as an R1 top tier research university.

Low Out-of-Pocket Costs

Out of all U.S. doctoral research institutions, UTEP boasts one of the lowest out-of-pocket costs. More than $221 million is awarded in financial aid each year.

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