Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice

A Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice develops in students a professional attitude and training with the fundamental knowledge of the components of the criminal justice system and its functions so that he or she can effectively develop in different business scenarios.
The student will analyze the causes of crime, antisocial behavior of an individual, and the application of penalties to behavior considered deviant, safeguarding the rights given to the accused and protecting the victim of a crime in a way that meets current and emerging needs, related to the security issues of the country.

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CurriculumTuition and FeesLanguagesCareer OptionsCompetenciesProgram Details

Tuition Study level REQUIREMENTS EstimaTED COST**
Undergraduate Estimated credits
Puerto Rico and Caribbean $175 120 $22,125
(Residents outside
PR and the Caribbean)
$320* 120 $39,525

* Eligible US military students enrolled in fully on-line education programs (undergraduate) qualify for a discounted tuition rate of $275.00 per credit subject to comply with the documents required in the admissions process in accordance with the tuition and fees schedule disclosed in the current institutional catalog.

** Total estimated cost.

*** Costs vary per program.


This program is offered in the following languages:

  • English
  • Spanish

A Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice from National University College will open doors to a variety of options in today’s job market.

Discover today’s demand for professionals in this area:

  • State Police Officers
  • Municipal Police Officers
  • Treasury Department Investigators
  • Justice Department Investigators
  • Private Subpoena Server
  • Conflict Mediators
  • Legal Interceptors
  • Penal Guard
  • Legal Assistant in firms specializing in Criminal Law.

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(Source: : Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor)

Competencies that can be developed through the program:

  • Effectively communicate verbally and in writing, in both English and Spanish, developing their creativity and sensibility to develop effective and assertive communications.
  • Ability to critically analyze problems individuals have, taking into account cultural diversity and a variety of social scenarios by exhibiting and promoting tolerance and acceptance.
  • Capacity to perform tasks professionally and sensibly, using critical thinking and communication skills with a high sense of ethics and professionalism.
  • Leadership skills and the ability to work effectively as part of a team, promoting ethical and professional values.
  • Ability to apply and relate disciplines and judicial principles to crime typology in a social context.
  • Capacity to analyze the issues and processes related to law, considering the nature of crime, justice and society.
  • Ability to understand the functioning, organization and integration of the criminal justice system, both at the federal and state levels.
  • Ability to apply mathematical reasoning and analysis of statistical data for the purposes of research, document and make assertiveethical decisions.
  • Ability to integrate technology in the search and processing of information in a critical, ethical, and systematic manner, assessing their relevance both personally and professionally.
  • Ability to examine personal and social factors that influence the conduct of people and its impact in society.

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