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BA in Criminal Justice Online

The Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice adult degree completion program at Aurora University Online is designed for busy, working students who have life experience relevant to the fields of criminal justice. Courses are held in eight-week modules and transfer credit from other regionally accredited institutions is welcomed.

The program provides you with a broad academic background in criminal justice that prepares you for careers in law enforcement, corrections, courts, probation, parole or private security. In elective courses, you’ll be able to personalize your degree with classes in your area of interest.

The program also is offered on the Aurora, Illinois campus.

When you choose an online program at Aurora University, you can take advantage of:

» Experienced faculty

» A tradition of values-based education

» Convenience and flexibility


The Higher Learning Commission accredits Aurora University at the bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels.

Our education department is accredited by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) and the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

The Council of Social Work Education (CSWE) is a national association representing social work education in the United States. CSWE’s Commission on Accreditation is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation as the sole accrediting agency for social work education in the United States and its territories.

Academic Excellence

Aurora University Online has a strong tradition of serving students with a quality education that is rooted in the foundational principles of academic excellence. Faculty members are experienced in their field of study and are accessible to online students for support. Our degree programs are designed around quality curriculum to help you succeed in your career.

Accessible and Convenient

Higher education is now more accessible with Aurora University Online. Earn your degree and benefit from our convenient and flexible learning platform that puts a degree at your fingertips.

Affordable Learning

Aurora University Online strives to make college affordable for our students. Financial aid is available for qualifying students and can help reduce and limit the out-of-pocket expenses associated with a college degree. Students are encouraged to complete the FAFSA before enrolling in an online degree program to assess your eligibility for financial aid.