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

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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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