Criminal Justice

Bachelor of Arts

Contribute to the well-being of society.

Are you a highly intuitive, courageous person with a heart for others and a desire to protect your community? Are you a problem solver who enjoys critical thinking exercises? If so, you may be interested in pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice at Regis.  

Criminal Justice is an intellectually stimulating field, where you can devise your own theory and research as you contribute your input in a variety of ways. A criminal justice degree may allow you to work on issues such as mass incarceration, with law enforcement or with community groups who work to decrease crime in a particular area or among a particular population.

Criminal Justice is a major that works well for many different types of people. This is a subfield of sociology so you must be interested in the well-being of humans as a whole. Once engaged in work, you’ll endeavor to improve the quality of life for a diverse range of people.

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Program Snapshot

Course Format
On campus courses

Academic Term
16-week semesters 

Cost of Attendance

Sample Criminal Justice Classes

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SO 200: Introduction to Sociology

Studies sociological perspectives, focusing on social groups and social interaction.

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SO 403: Sociological Theory

Introduces the methods and theory of cultural anthropology.

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CJ 450: Criminology

Analyzes social, political, and economic dynamics of crime.

Program Details

Get all the details on our B.A. Criminal Justice program, including course requirements and application materials. 

Criminal Justice Career Paths


Analyze, interpret and defend the rule of law and understand how it affects communities, corporations and vulnerable populations.

Public Defender

Defend those in court who cannot afford their own representation to ensure they are treated fairly under the law.

Behavior Analyst

Study personality traits and patterns of human behavior to better understand a person's decision making.

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How to Apply

To apply to the B.A. Criminal Justice program, you will need: 

  • Completed online application
  • Official high school transcripts with a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Essay
  • One letter of recommendation

The first step in the application process is to contact an admissions counselor, who can help you through the entire application process, evaluate your prior learning credit (AP, IB, etc.) and provide information regarding financial aid and tuition assistance.

Tuition and Fees

Full-time tuition: $39,260/year (fall and spring semesters)
Part-time (less than 12 credit hours per semester): $1,309/credit hour

Tuition does not include fees, room and board or personal expenses. For full cost of attendance information, visit the Tuition and Fees page.

Curious about financial aid options? Regis also offers a variety of scholarships, grants and other programs to help you pay for school. Check out our Net Price Calculator to get a better look at what your financial aid package may include.

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Admissions Timeline

Regis University has a rolling admissions policy. However, you are encouraged to submit your application by the priority deadlines:

| Incoming Freshmen: April 15
International Students: July 1
Transfer Students: August 1

Incoming Freshmen: Dec 1
International Students: Nov 1
Transfer Students: Dec 1

A Culture of Excellence

The Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice is offered by the Anthropology, Criminal Justice and Sociology department within Regis College.