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Social and Criminal Justice, B.A.

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Arm yourself with the knowledge to help keep your community safe. Gain a broad-based approach to working with law enforcement and the criminal justice system when you earn your Bachelor of Arts in Social and Criminal Justice degree online from Ashford University. 
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Overview

The Bachelor of Arts in Social and Criminal Justice degree from Ashford University allows you to investigate both the social and legal sides of working in the criminal justice field. You'll develop an additional understanding of the criminal justice system and the impact social issues have on maintaining a just society. Upon completion of your bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, you will be able to:

  • Analyze criminal justice issues within the systems of law enforcement, the judiciary, and corrections  
  • Evaluate the application of the social justice principles of equality, solidarity, and human rights toward building a just society 
  • Apply knowledge of cultural sensitivity and diversity awareness to social and criminal justice  
  • Deconstruct the relationship between law enforcement, the judiciary, and corrections
  • Interpret the relationship between social justice and criminal justice
  • Develop critical perspectives in the study of social and criminal justice by drawing on the fields of criminology, law, philosophy, psychology, science, and sociology

Careers in Social and Criminal Justice

Apply the knowledge you've gained with your criminal justice degree toward a career in the criminal and social justice field. The US criminal justice system faces unique and unprecedented challenges in the 21st century. As a graduate with this degree, you may be eligible to pursue a position in many different fields including:

  • Local Police
  • State Police
  • Federal Marshal
  • Highway Patrol Officer
  • Immigration Officer
  • Border Patrol
  • Criminal Investigator
  • Homeland Security and Terrorism Prevention Agent
  • Probation Officer
  • Sheriff's Deputy
  • Private Security Manager

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline. More details:
    • The academic calendar is continuous, rather than defined by semesters. Opportunities to enroll in an undergraduate program are available most every week. 
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Duration description
      • 5 Week Courses
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
    • Time flexibility
      Self-paced
    • Attendance
      No Attendance

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Corrections
  • Crime Prevention
  • Crime & Society
  • Criminal Justice Capstone
  • Introduction to Ethics & Social Responsibility

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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.

  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

Earned an equivalent to a US high school diploma at an international high school according to approved Foreign Evaluation services.

  • Qualified applicants will self-certify as to their high school education on the application for admission. Ashford University will also require that an applicant or student provide a high school transcript, high school diploma, and/or evidence of passing the GED or state certificate awarded.
  • Failure to provide documentation by Day 7 of Week 3 will result in the student being denied admission.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    510 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
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  • National

    510 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
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Funding

From local scholarships in San Diego to scholarships for business majors in the Forbes School of Business & Technology™, you may be eligible for one of several Ashford University online student scholarships.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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