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Bachelor of Professional Arts in Criminal Justice

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At a Glance

  • Credential: Degree
  • Credits: 120
  • Next Start: Monthly

Criminal justice systems are complex and require an understanding of crime as well as the institutions and professionals that operate within these systems. Athabasca University's Bachelor of Professional Arts in Criminal Justice will teach you to think critically about criminal justice policies and practices.

  • 30

    Average Age

  • 89%

    Employment Rate

  • $65k

    Average Salary

  • 78%

    Student Recommended

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Q: Why take the Bachelor of Professional Arts?

A:

AU’s Bachelor of Professional Arts (BPA) program lets you turn your diploma into a degree while still being able to work and meet personal commitments. You bring your knowledge and professional experience, and we bring you the wider context, including relevant theories and issues.

Q: How long will it take to complete?

A:

Finish this program in as little as 2 years of full-time study, or work at your own pace and take as long as you need. There is no time limit for completion.

Program Overview

Criminal justice systems are complex and require an understanding of crime as well as the institutions and professionals that operate within these systems. Athabasca University's Bachelor of Professional Arts in Criminal Justice will teach you to think critically about criminal justice policies and practices.

Whether you’ve just earned your diploma or have several years of experience in the criminal justice field, this program is for you. You will get advanced education in areas such as

  • community policing
  • youth justice
  • cross-cultural awareness
  • organized crime
  • victims of crime
  • managing family violence
  • law and policing

You will also learn more about

  • the adult and youth justice systems
  • criminal justice policies, procedures and programs
  • the roles of criminal justice professionals (such as law enforcement) and other stakeholders (such as victims and offenders)

Taking this degree-completion program can support career advancement and continued education at the graduate level.

Why take the Bachelor of Professional Arts?

AU’s Bachelor of Professional Arts (BPA) program lets you turn your diploma into a degree while still being able to work and meet personal commitments. You bring your knowledge and professional experience, and we bring you the wider context, including relevant theories and issues.

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