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Criminal Justice, B.S. or B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Abilene, TX, United States
At Criminal Justice from Abilene Christian University, you will study professionalism and ethics in criminal justice, law enforcement leadership, and much more. Choose between a B.A. Criminal Justice or a B.S. Criminal Justice, depending on your career goals. 
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Criminal Justice from Abilene Christian University is designed for you if you are passionate about Criminal Justice or interested in becoming a peace officer. 

Earning a criminal justice bachelor degree will give you an understanding of the justice system and its process, from local to global issues and how to uphold ethical standards. You will also develop strong writing, research, and analytical skills, attractive traits to employers in all industries.

Our Criminal Justice program was designed to give you the option to focus on issues, through Criminal Justice (B.A.) and Criminal Justice (B.S.) degrees.

Whether you pursue a B.A. or B.S. in Criminal Justice, the criminal justice degree program will lay the foundation for your career in domestic or international service.


  • Federal, state & local law enforcement
  • Game Warden
  • Probation/parole services
  • Correctional Career
  • Law School
  • Victim/Witness Assistant

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    128 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Domestic Violence
  • Search & Seizure
  • Ethics & Professionalism in Crimal Justice
  • Law Enforcement Leadership
  • National Government 
  • American Judicial Process 
  • Constitutional Law: Civil Rights
  • Terrorism Studies 

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • Complete an Application for Admission. There is a $50 nonrefundable application fee.
  • Send your official high school and/or college transcript(s) 
  • Standardized Test Scores

Tuition Fee

  • International

    39350 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 39350 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    39350 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 39350 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Abilene

  • 932 - 1730 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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