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An Online Bachelor's in Criminal Justice That's Affordable & Flexible

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Earn Your Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice Online

The safety and security of communities relies on criminal justice professionals who can effectively communicate, solve problems, and apply critical thinking skills in their quest to protect citizens and curb criminal activity. American Military University’s (AMU) Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice is designed to support those professional goals, providing an exploration of the causes of crime, criminal behavior, criminal investigation, corrections and incarceration, juvenile issues, and stress management.

AMU’s programs are online with 24/7 access and no set login times. At AMU, there are no entrance exams and classes start every month, so you can begin quickly and control your schedule.


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Part of American Public University System, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Helping You Save on Your Bachelor's

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* Zero-out-of-pocket tuition may be possible when the Freedom Grant® is combined with other forms of financial assistance, such as military TA or federal Pell grants. The Freedom Grant is available to all U.S. active-duty servicemembers, National Guard members, and Reservists. Military spouses/dependents are also eligible to receive a grant that covers tuition above the military TA cap of $250/credit hour for undergraduate and master’s-level programs.

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Tuition for associate degrees, bachelor’s degrees, and undergraduate certificates.

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All U.S. active-duty servicemembers, National Guard members, and Reservists are eligible for our Freedom Grant® that covers undergraduate and master’s-level tuition above the military TA cap of $250/credit hour.

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Textbooks & Ebooks

We provide no-cost textbooks and ebooks for all undergraduates.

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Transfer Credit Evaluation

AMU does not charge to evaluate and apply eligible transfer credit.

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There is no cost to apply for undergraduate and master’s-level programs.

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Why You Should Earn This Bachelor's From AMU

Comprehensive Coursework

AMU’s criminal justice degree provides a broad, yet thorough, examination of key topics, such as criminology, law enforcement, corrections, ethics, and legal process.

Focused Application

A large number of general electives allow you to tailor your studies to align with your personal or professional goals. To provide further focus, you will choose from a variety of concentration options.

Peer Collaboration

AMU’s criminal justice major is widely respected because of its unique student population. You will learn alongside peers representing law enforcement, public safety, security, intelligence, government, and military communities.

Real-World Insight

Faculty bring their field-tested knowledge and skill to your learning. They share relevant perspective from their professional roles in policing, corrections, intelligence, and government.

Beyond the Classroom

You have the option to join the Criminology Club, an extracurricular activity aimed at academic and social interaction and access to criminology and criminal justice research.

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