Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

Accelerate your path to a career in criminal justice and related fields of study and practice with a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice at the University of North Alabama.

Through our dynamic and hands-on academic program, students passionate about enacting positive change in their communities are provided hands-on opportunities to learn the practices and theories behind the structures of government administration, law enforcement, advocacy, emergency response, and public safety.

Our experienced and well-published faculty will assist you throughout every step of your four-year journey. Through small classes, experiential learning opportunities, and astute guidance, you will receive world-class instruction on the essential principles that will streamline your entry into the broader criminal justice system.


Time to Complete
4 years


Modality Offered


B.A. or B.S.

Why the University of North Alabama?

With strong ties to regional law enforcement and first responders, UNA’s Criminal Justice program offers courses in the traditional classroom format, out-of-class field practicum exercises, internships, and evening/night classes to give you a fully rounded educational experience to be primed for immediate entry into the criminal justice field.

The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Curriculum

What can I do with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice?

By earning your bachelor’s in criminal justice, you gain the professional skills and knowledge essential for success in advanced placement within local law enforcement, security, emergency management, crime scene investigation, and advocacy/reform roles. These could include, but are not limited to:

  • Criminal Investigator
  • State and Federal Emergency Management
  • Criminal Justice Researcher
  • Crime Scene Investigator
  • Risk Management Consultant
  • Court Bailiff
  • Paralegal
  • Nuclear Facility Security Officer
  • US Army Officer
  • US Criminal Investigator – Special Agent
  • Transportation Security Officer
  • US Customs and Border Patrol Officer<
  • K9 Officer
  • SWAT Officer
  • Department of Human Resources – Case Officer
  • Consumer Protection Bureau – Criminal Investigator
  • Domestic Violence Shelter – Case Manager
  • Restorative Justice Reform Advocate
  • Corrections Officer
  • Emergency Medical Services - Paramedic

On Campus: $340 per credit hour. UNA in-state tuition includes counties in Mississippi and Tennessee that are within 50 miles of campus.

Non-resident: $680 per credit hour

Online: $340 per credit hour with no out-of-state tuition or other, traditional fees

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Tuition Cost

B.A./B.S. in Criminal Justice

On Campus: Cost per semester varies by total credits taken.

Online: $340 per credit hour.

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