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Criminal Justice Department


The UAFS Department of Criminal Justice is well known for providing students with the perfect blend of scientific theory, facts, concepts, and practical training. This comprehensive approach to learning allows students to understand and dissect criminal justice issues and identify practical solutions to criminal justice system problems.

Are you motivated to serve your community and enjoy a rewarding career in various fields of law enforcement? If that's the case,  a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice may be the right thing for you.

Our program prepares students to work in corrections, legal systems,  forensic science, criminal investigation, and other areas. Graduates are highly sought after by employers for their evaluative thinking, problem-solving skills, and passion for their discipline. We are proud that, on average, 87 percent of our students are employed in a job they desire or enroll in graduate school within six months of graduation.   The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports careers in criminal justice are growing faster than average and are expected to increase by about 5 percent between 2019 and 2029.

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B.S. in Criminal Justice

UAFS's Bachelor of Science in criminal justice was designed in collaboration with federal, state, and local agencies to ensure you are prepared for career success. We understand the demands on your time, which is why our program is available completely online. Click here to learn more.

A.A.S. in Criminal Justice

The Associate of Applied Science in criminal justice was designed for professionals already in the field as well as students preparing for entry-level careers in federal law enforcement, state and local police work, probational parole, and/or corrections. The courses in this program may be applied toward the bachelor's degree. Click here to learn more.

Criminal Justice Minor

This 18-credit hour program is a structured selection of courses by which a student can enrich their academic preparation. This minor complements a major by broadening the student's experience. Click here to view the degree plan.