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 online Bachelor of Arts in 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 Criminal Justice field.
BA in Criminal Justice Requirements
There is no difference in requirements (number of credit hours) if you take your CU Denver courses online or on the Auraria campus.
- Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice degree = 120 Total Credit Hours
- Core Curriculum = 37-39 credits (general education courses)
- Major (Criminal Justice) Requirements = 36 credits
- General Electives = 45-46 credits
Earn a BACJ & MCJ Degree in 5 Years
The School of Public Affairs offers a Bachelors of Criminal Justice/ Masters Criminal Justice joint degree that allows you to earn graduate level credit while completing courses required for the BA in Criminal Justice degree. A total of 15 dual credits can be applied to both degrees.
The dual degree is designed so that the Master of Criminal Justice degree can be completed with one additional year.