BA in Criminal Justice

Learn about the societal, technological and legal factors affecting the nation’s criminal justice system.

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Overview

Criminal justice professionals maintain societal order in the face of evolving laws, technological innovation and social circumstances that can lead to incivility and chaos. The Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice program provides you with a comprehensive overview of the criminal justice system, including contemporary law enforcement practices, and the types and patterns of crime in the United States. You will also examine investigative techniques and the impact of legal decisions on public safety policies.

What You'll Learn

In our BA in Criminal Justice program, offered 100% online, you’ll gain a foundational understanding of public safety and law enforcement in the 21st century. You’ll explore theories and methods in specialized areas such as corrections, criminology and ethics, while also building your critical-thinking and decision-making skills.

Featured Courses:

  • Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • Criminology
  • Contemporary Law Enforcement
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Accreditation

New England College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. (NEASC), the nation’s oldest accrediting association, through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.

Careers

The Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice program can provide you with the skills and knowledge required for entry into a variety of professional paths in corrections, law enforcement and homeland security. Job opportunities in the criminal justice field are projected to continue expanding in the coming years, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Potential career options include:


Time to Complete

4

Credits Per Course

7

Weeks Per Course

30

Total Courses

4

Years to Complete

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Discover what makes New England College different from any other school, and learn more about our program offerings, tuition and the advantages of online learning.

Discover what makes New England College different from any other school, and learn more about our program offerings, tuition and the advantages of online learning.

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