Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice Administration

Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice Administration

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Begin your journey and start leading the pack.


  • Learn from experienced law enforcement professionals
  • Exclusive practicum opportunities
  • Generous transfer policy
  • Multiple start dates

Start Dates

01/19/2021
Spring 2021 – MOD 3
03/11/2021
Spring 2021 – MOD 4
05/17/2021
Summer 2021 – MOD 5
07/08/2021
Summer 2021 – MOD 6
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Serve Your Community as an Ethical Leader and Protector

From national security threats to overcrowded prisons, criminal justice professionals develop solutions to diverse challenges faced by our country. Playing a vital role in society, these professionals foster safety by developing policies to prevent crime, protect citizens from violence and reform people who are convicted. Discover what it takes to become a protector and maintain safety in your community with the online Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice Administration degree from Alvernia University.

Delivered through an interactive online curriculum, this program features courses that are taught by experts with years of professional criminal justice experience. As you engage with your educators, you’ll explore essential criminal justice topics and gain real-world experience through practicum and internship opportunities. When you complete the program, you’ll have the credential required for a successful career in law enforcement, corrections, private security, courts, probation and more.

Take the next step in your career and become a trusted leader in your community with Alvernia’s online Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice Administration degree.

  • Learn from Experts

    All courses are taught by law enforcement professionals with years of experience in the field.

  • Generous Transfer Policy

    Finish your degree faster by applying up to 75 previously earned credits to your online program. Working police officers may receive up to 15 transfer credits.

  • Choose from Multiple Start Dates

    Begin your online degree when it’s convenient for your schedule.

Advance Your Career

Alvernia University’s online Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice Administration program will equip you with the advanced skills and industry expertise required for success as a law enforcement professional. When you graduate, you’ll have the credential to pursue a variety of careers in the field.

$59,890

Median annual salary of fraud investigators

$87,099

Median annual salary of prison wardens

$65,267

Median annual salary of security managers

*Salary information from Payscale.com

Tuition

Alvernia’s online Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice Administration program is competitively priced at $500 per credit, plus a $50 fee per credit hour applied for each course. Requiring the completion of 123 credits, this program costs $67,650 total. When transferring the maximum number of credits allowed, you can finish your degree for $26,400 total.*

* Tuition and fees are subject to change. Time to completion varies by student, depending on individual progress and transfer credits. Speak to an enrollment counselor for a personalized estimate of time to completion.

Accreditations and Affiliations

Alvernia University is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). For information about Alvernia’s accreditation, write to MSCHE, 3624 Market St., Second Floor West, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19104, or call (267) 284-5000.

About Alvernia

Alvernia University has a long-standing commitment to help students develop their innate talents, discover their passions and lead successful lives with deep meaning and purpose.

Through real-world experiences, students graduate prepared for success in the workplace, which is why Alvernia has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the 2021 Best Regional Universities in the North. Schools are ranked by comparing educational outcomes, peer assessments, student excellence, faculty resources and alumni giving among more than 1,500 colleges in the region.

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