Criminology and Criminal Justice (BS)
Accelerated Program

Please note: Students interested in completing the BS program in Yuma are encouraged to complete a TAG program. Admission requirements are below.

The criminology and criminal justice program is for students who want to understand the causes of crime, the role of criminal justice agencies in the control of crime, and the consequences of crime. They will learn sociological, psychological, biological and economic explanations for individual crime as well as differences in crime across neighborhoods, states, countries and over time. They will learn about the history, legal issues and current practices of crime control via police agencies, the court system, prisons, probation and parole.

These topics are delivered by top-ranking research faculty who offer students hands-on research opportunities and by experienced criminal justice professionals with intimate knowledge of the daily realities of crime and criminals. Students are encouraged to take advantage of internship opportunities in more than 200 agencies, study abroad programs, and flexible course scheduling offered in-person, online and across multiple campuses.

Degree Offered

Criminology and Criminal Justice (BS)
Public Service and Community Solutions, College of

Location
Downtown Phoenix campus, Lake Havasu City, West campus, ASU@Yuma, Online

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Career Outlook

Graduates of the criminology and criminal justice program find a strong job market in the public and private sectors. Employment opportunities exist in:

  • bank fraud
  • corrections
  • courts
  • domestic terrorism
  • federal agencies
  • homeland security
  • law enforcement
  • legal offices
  • parole offices
  • private security
  • probation offices
  • victim advocate agencies

Graduates may also pursue advanced degrees in law, criminology and criminal justice, and other social science disciplines.

Example Careers

Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:


Career*growth*median salary
Compliance Managers 3.9%$105,060
Correctional Officers and Jailers 3.7%$39,780
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 5%$56,810
First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers3.1%$57,970
Bailiffs4.7%$38,150
Forensic Science Technicians 26.6%$55,360
Criminal Investigators and Special Agents-1.2%$79,870
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary 21.4%$57,200
Immigration and Customs Inspectors-1.2%$79,870
Police Detectives-1.2%$79,870
Police Identification and Records Officers-1.2%$79,870
Fraud Examiners, Investigators and Analysts 4.9%$65,440
Intelligence Analysts -1.2%$79,870
Investment Fund Managers 3.9%$105,060
Lawyers 5.6%$114,970
Police Patrol Officers 5%$56,810
First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives4.2%$80,930
Private Detectives and Investigators5.2%$44,570
Regulatory Affairs Managers 3.9%$105,060
Security Managers 3.9%$105,060
Sheriffs and Deputy Sheriffs 5%$56,810
Child, Family, and School Social Workers6.2%$42,120
Sociologists-0.7%$72,810
Special Forces Officers
Loss Prevention Managers 3.9%$105,060
Transit and Railroad Police3.5%$51,690

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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