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Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Criminal Justice

A major in Criminal Justice at Benedictine prepares you to work in any branch of criminal justice that interests you - from crime scene investigation to the courts. You learn from instructors with real world experience, including police chiefs and attorneys. You explore important social issues through coursework in sociology, psychology, economics, political science and anthropology. You interact with peers through the Criminal Justice Club and honor societies in Social Science and Psychology. The Criminal Justice major can also serve as a basis for graduate work or as a foundation if you plan to attend law school.

The Criminal Justice program can be offered at off campus sites to corporate partners. Learn more about our partnership opportunities at

Program Formats and Locations:
  • Hybrid/Off campus in Central Illinois
  • Hybrid/Off campus in Lisle, Illinois
  • Hybrid/Off campus in Mesa, Arizona

Admissions Requirements

Cumulative GPA 2.0/ 4.0 from any college level coursework, high school graduate or GED completion, two years of work experience.

Students who do not meet the above admissions requirements are encouraged to contact the Enrollment office to set up an appointment with one of our admission counselors to discuss the Admission Committee review process.

Admission Counselors will assist you throughout the enrollment process, in addition to providing you with a transfer and completion overview of your coursework. You can learn more by visiting our Admissions Process page.

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