Online Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice

Connect to a successful career in law enforcement, homeland security, corrections, or investigations with a BA in Criminal Justice.

Earn Your BA in Criminal Justice Online

Ready to get started in the exciting and ever-growing criminal justice field? UTEP’s unique Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice combines theory, research and practice to prepare you for rewarding careers in law enforcement, courts, the corrections system and social service agencies.

This degree will pave the way for you to:

  • Make a difference in your local community by becoming a part of law enforcement
  • Study crime as well as methods in which society responds to it
  • Help shape and change laws that affect various levels of society
  • Improve critical thinking and writing skills as they pertain to criminal behavior and the justice system
  • Enter law school or a master’s program
  • Begin a rewarding career in federal or law enforcement, Homeland Security (border patrol, customs and immigration, etc.), community-based corrections/probation and parole, victim advocacy, or social services

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Learn how UTEP Connect can help you earn the degree or certificate you need.

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Affordable Degrees

Earn a quality education at a competitive cost. Financial aid and scholarships are available to help even more.

Flexible Format

Benefit from convenient and flexible class formats designed to help you cross the finish line at your own pace.

Student Support

Earn the same degree as your on-campus peers with unique support services, just for online students.

Relevant Coursework

Complete valuable coursework, directly related to the work you want to do in the real world.


Apply your efforts to a curriculum that will prepare you with valuable skills and help you earn an in-demand job.

High-Quality Education

Join a rigorous online program, taught by the same faculty with the same high-quality curriculum as your on-campus peers.

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