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Bachelor of
Arts in
Criminal Justice


A Criminal Justice degree prepares for careers in various sectors of the criminal justice system, including law enforcement, corrections, legal services, and social services.


  • Legal Knowledge

  • Ethical Judgment

  • Cultural Competence

  • Technological Proficiency

  • Conflict Resolution Skills

  • Attention to Detail

  • Communication & analytical Skills


  • Flexibility

  • Affordability

  • Efficiency


Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice


Credit Hours

120 Credit Hours

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Cost from University




Degree Type

Bachelor Degree


The Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice program at Thomas Edison State University features a core curriculum that dives into essential concepts and theories within the field. This encompasses coursework in areas such as criminology, criminal law, law enforcement, corrections, juvenile justice, and criminal procedure. As a graduates of the Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice degree from TESU you'll be prepared for career opportunities such as police officer, probation officer, correctional officer, detective, crime analyst, victim advocate, legal assistant, etc.


  • Police Officer

  • Detective/Investigator

  • Legal Assistant/Paralegal

  • Crime Scene Investigator

  • Forensic Science Technician

  • Federal Agent (FBI, DEA, ATF, etc.)

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  • Probation Officer

  • Security Manager

  • Private Investigator

  • Court Administrator

  • Emergency Management Director

  • Secret Service Agent


TESU is a regionally accredited distance learning institution founded in 1972, and located in New Jersey. It has a reputation for academic excellence and educational integrity, and specializes in a flexible, high-quality education. Thomas Edison State University has a national reputation for academic excellence and educational integrity. The University is one of New Jersey's 11 senior public institutions of higher education.


The University provides flexible, high-quality, collegiate learning opportunities and offers degree programs and certificates. There is no other University in the world that provides more options, including transferring credits you’ve previously earned. That’s because your goal is our goal—finishing your college degree.

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