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Kickstart your career in criminal justice

Learn how to serve the general public and promote justice at Texas A&M University-Commerce. Our bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice builds your statistical analysis, social research and communication skills. You will explore research methods and statistics, corrections, criminal law, and other major job sectors through our multidisciplinary program. Take the next step and apply today!

Where It Is Offered Commerce, Corsicana (Navarro College)
Duration

4 years

Foreign Language

No foreign language credits required

Delivery Combination, Face-To-Face
Total Credit Hours

120 hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

Criminal Justice (BACJ/BSCJ) :: Big Easy Links

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Criminal Justice (BACJ/BSCJ) :: 1.2 Is this Program a Good Fit for You?

Is this Program a Good Fit for You?

Criminal justice students are typically interested in:

  • Law enforcement
  • Juvenile justice and community-based corrections
  • Court system
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Criminal Justice (BACJ/BSCJ) :: 1.3 SEE YOURSELF SUCCEED WITH A DEGREE IN…

SEE YOURSELF SUCCEED WITH A DEGREE IN criminal Justice

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Criminal Justice (BACJ/BSCJ) :: WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

What you will learn

A degree in criminal justice will offer you the opportunity to:

  • Develop a broad understanding of the criminal justice system
  • Learn how to understand crime and criminal behavior within a sociological framework
  • Test your knowledge and proficiency with our annual mock trials
  • Get professional experience at select agencies through optional internships
  • Gain social research and statistical analysis skills you can use throughout your career
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Criminal Justice (BACJ/BSCJ) :: 1.7 Careers

Careers

Expand your knowledge and career possibilities by earning your bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. Our program opens up many opportunities within the community.

Career Possibilities and Current Median Salaries

Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialist
$54,290
Police and Detectives
$65,170
Private Detectives and Investigators
$50,510
Postsecondary Teachers
$79,5400

Data from the US DOL Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2018

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Criminal Justice (BACJ/BSCJ) :: 1.8 INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Internship opportunities

Internship experience provides the foundation that employers are often looking for. Internships are offered as optional credit for this program and can be an important part of your education experience. These are just a few of the companies that offer opportunities for A&M-Commerce criminal justice students.

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Criminal Justice (BACJ/BSCJ) :: 1.10 MINORS

Minors

The Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice believes the following minors compliment a degree in criminal justice. Discover what option works best for you career interest and research goals.

  • Gender Studies
  • History
  • Legal Studies
  • Latin American and U.S. Latino Studies
  • Sociology
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Criminal Justice (BACJ/BSCJ) :: 1.12 FEATURED COURSES

Featured Courses

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Criminal Justice (BACJ/BSCJ) :: 1.13 Course Delivery and Resources

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Course Delivery

Designed for full-time students and working professionals, our flexible program offers courses both online and in-person at the main campus location and A&M-Commerce at Navarro College

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Undergraduate Program Costs

Program Costs

Tuition and fees for undergraduate students taking 12 credit hours are $4,126 for Texas residents and $9,034 for non-residents.

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Criminal Justice (BACJ/BSCJ) :: 1.14aa Staff

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Sociology and Criminal Justice Contact Us

Contact Us

  • P.O. Box 3011
  • Commerce, TX 75429-3011
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Criminal Justice (BACJ/BSCJ) :: 1.14 RELATED DEGREE PROGRAMS

Related Degree Programs

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