Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice
Sam Houston State University

Program Details

With an online Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice and Victim Studies from Sam Houston State University, you have the opportunity to pursue a career in almost any discipline of the justice system.  From security to customs, from law enforcement to victim advocacy, this degree can launch your future in any direction you’d like to go, whether it is with a local organization or a federal agency.  To help you ultimately decide on your career path, Sam Houston State offers Criminal Justice internships during your last year of study.  These are hands-on opportunities offered by local, national and international organizations. The Bachelor or Arts in Criminal Justice and Victim Studies combines your foreign language skills with prerequisite classes.  

Some electives offered at Sam Houston State University in the BA of Criminal Justice and Victim Studies, include:

  • White-collar crime
  • Global terrorism
  • Cyber crime Forensic science


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Official transcripts
  • ACT or SAT scores (waived for eligible students)
  • Graduation requirements: 120 credits

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges