Why do students major in criminal justice?
- Ability to make a difference
- Opportunity to help people affected by crime and victimization
- Chance for everyday to be new, unpredictable, and exciting
The University of Colorado Denver's undergraduate Criminal Justice degree will help develop your critical thinking and problem solving skills while providing you with the knowledge and practical skill set to have a successful career in the field.
There is no difference in requirements (number of credit hours) if you take courses online or on campus.
- BACJ Degree = 120 Total Credit Hours
- Core Curriculum = 37-39 credits (general education courses)
- Major Requirements = 36 credits
- General Electives = 45-46 credits
Earn a BACJ & MCJ Degree in 5 Years
The School of Public Affairs offers a BACJ/MCJ joint degree that allows you earn graduate level credit while completing courses required for the BA degree. A total of 15 dual credits can be applied to both degrees. The dual degree is designed so that the MCJ degree can be completed with one additional year.