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Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice


The Bachelor's Completion Degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice Online Program is designed with the criminal justice and law enforcement professional in mind. This 66-credit hour program, combined with the appropriate lower-division undergraduate coursework, will lead to either a Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice from UT Arlington, or a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from UT Brownsville or UT Permian Basin. UT El Paso and Dallas contribute coursework for the program.

The online format is designed to meet the educational needs of traditional and non-traditional students, allowing them to continue part-time or full-time work. No on-campus visits are required. Participants in the program learn about crime causation, criminal justice issues, juvenile justice, law enforcement, courts, corrections, and law. Each 3-credit course will be conducted over the Internet by the same talented faculty teaching on-campus.

In the context of a well-rounded education, the online completion degree provides students with access to a four-year degree in criminology and/or criminal justice, with the online program comprising primarily of junior and senior level coursework. The degree program prepares students for professional careers and advancement opportunities in criminal justice or related fields and is designed for students who have already completed their first two years of undergraduate courses.

Austin Community College graduates can easily transfer into this program. 

The U.S. Distance Learning Association presented its 2007 Best Practices Gold Award for Online Distance Learning Programming Online Technology - Higher Education to The American Judicial System, a UT Arlington CCJO course.


The Bachelor's Completion in Criminology and Criminal Justice Online Degree was designed for students who have already completed 60-63 approved hours of undergraduate coursework. The 66-hour program draws strength from the criminology and criminal justice faculty and curriculum from the four participating universities.

Students with approval of their academic advisors may be allowed to substitute appropriate courses.

Electives (students must choose two courses)


Institutions Conferring a Degree:

UT Arlington
Degree Conferred: Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Office of Admissions
Campus Advisor: Dr. Mary Sarver
UT Arlington
P.O. Box 19595
Arlington, Texas 76019
817-272-3318 *email inquiries preferred (Subject line: BCRCJ)

UT Permian Basin
Degree Conferred: Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
Undergraduate Admissions
Campus Advisor: Dr. Robert Hollmann
Lecturer, Criminology

UT Permian Basin
4901 E. University, MB 3252
Odessa, Texas 79762

UT Brownsville

Ben Brown
Cardenas South 320

For more information visit: Criminal Justice Website or​

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