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Criminal Justice, BA (Bachelor’s Completion)

Study Alcohol and Drug Counseling at Azusa Pacific University

Gain an understanding of traditional and contemporary criminal justice theories, along with the major components of the criminal justice system (police, courts, corrections) and how they respond to crime, criminals, and victims.

Program at a Glance

The School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences equips students for compassionate leadership in fields like physical therapy, social work, and psychology, guided by experienced faculty and hands-on learning. 

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Fall dates: November 21st, December 19th

Program Units

Total Units to Graduate

Cost per Unit
100-200-level courses: $452
300-400-level courses: $527


  • Inland Empire, Online
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Gain Hands-on Experience

  • Demonstrate understanding of criminology theories.
  • Critique how major components of the justice system respond to crime, criminals, and victims.
  • Employ data and methods of social science research to respond to contemporary criminal justice systems.
  • Illustrate ways in which social inequalities are linked to criminal justice systems.
  • Demonstrate a Christian worldview in recognizing, understanding, and applying ethical reasoning skills.

By the Numbers

1 of 126 Best Western Colleges according to Princeton Review's 2023 Best Colleges Guide
10 :1 Student-to-faculty Ratio
100 % of incoming students receive financial aid

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Student Portraits: Evelyn Gonzalez '19, Criminal Justice

Evelyn Gonzalez ’19 was inspired to make a change for future generations after learning about the school-to-prison pipeline in her introductory course to criminal justice.

Program Details

Browse the tabs below—if you have questions, visit the Student Services Center page, and we’ll make sure you get the info you need.

This program can be taken only in conjunction with one of APU’s bachelor’s completion programs.

Learn more about it here.

To view specific requirements and coursework information, visit the current academic catalog:

Azusa Pacific University is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). 

Career Outlook and Outcomes

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Criminal Justice Major: Integrating Christian Faith into Your Studies

APU gives you a unique opportunity to integrate your faith into the criminal justice major, where you’ll explore some of society’s most pressing challenges.

Note: This information is current for the 2023-24 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.
*Base Cost (cost per unit x program units) is provided to aid in program comparison only.
All stated financial information is subject to change.

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