Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Criminal Justice Online

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Learn from prominent scholars and professionals in the field.
Small class sizes encourage engagement with professors and peers to expand your learning.
Take the opportunity to study in graduate-level courses while you pursue your bachelor's degree.

Criminal Justice, B.A. Overview

The online bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from the University of West Florida covers current theories and trends in the criminal justice system, policing, courts, corrections and research design. You can graduate with experience in the field if you choose an internship as your senior capstone experience.

You’ll learn from faculty who have taught online for many years. They design innovative coursework for our online criminal justice degree to establish a strong connection with you and your peers. This engagement fosters a great learning experience and maximizes learning outcomes.

The curriculum in our online criminal justice degree prepares you for the career you’re interested in with a variety of electives that address current issues and specializations in the field. These include juvenile justice, community corrections, cybercrimes, gangs, drugs, forensic science, criminal investigation, homeland security, terrorism and more. You’ll graduate with the specific knowledge you need for the role you want.

If you know that graduate school is in your future, you may consider our accelerated bachelor’s to master’s program and complete up to 12 credit hours of graduate coursework as an undergraduate student — saving you time and money. We also offer express admission to our master’s programs for high-performing UWF undergraduates.

Candidates for This Program Include:

  • Students who want to earn a degree to start or advance their careers in the criminal justice field
  • Students who are dedicated to earning a degree and need the flexibility to study around their work schedule
  • Those who want to take advantage of the variety of electives offered to support their career goals

You Will Be Able To:

  • Use the appropriate criminological perspectives to explain major types of crime
  • Interpret and evaluate policies and practices of the criminal justice system
  • Form solutions to issues by applying proper research techniques
  • Communicate criminal justice concepts in a professional manner
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in academic and professional activities