BA in Criminal Justice Online

Earn Your Degree in Criminal Justice

Your future. Our promise.

Aurora University Online designed the Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice program for busy, working students with life experience relevant to criminal justice. Courses are held in eight-week modules, and transfer credit from other regionally accredited institutions is welcomed.

Online Courses

8-Week Courses

Finish in 2 to 4 Years

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Study a Wide Range of Criminal Justice Topics

The program provides a broad academic background in criminal justice to prepare you for careers in numerous law enforcement areas. You can personalize your degree by selecting elective courses in your area of interest. The online courses include:

Learn about the causes of crime and get an overview of the history of criminology and criminality.

Gain an understanding of criminal law by exploring the general principles of criminal liability and related topics.

Examine policing as it has evolved in the U.S., with comparisons between traditional law enforcement practices and contemporary policing.

Explore the role of corrections in the criminal justice system, such as jails, probation, intermediate sanctions, prisons, and parole.

Your Education is More Flexible and Affordable

Higher education is now more accessible with Aurora University Online. As a student, you will utilize a convenient learning platform that puts the path to a degree at your fingertips. Because AU Online uses OER in some programs, you can benefit from significant savings on textbook costs.

Make a Difference in Criminal Justice

By acquiring a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice online, you can strengthen your earnings and job opportunities in law enforcement and other fields. The program includes an internship that prepares you for new careers by enabling you to apply your skills in real-life situations.

Career Settings for Graduates

  1. Corrections
  2. Courts, probation
  3. Law enforcement
  4. Parole
  5. Private security

Aurora University Online has a strong tradition of serving students with a quality education rooted in the foundational principles of academic excellence. AU Online strives to make college affordable for students while designing degree programs around quality curricula to foster career success.

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The program also is offered on the Aurora, Illinois, campus.


Aurora University is a participant in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements initiative.

Aurora University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission to grant bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees.