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100% Online Justice Studies Bachelor's Degrees

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100% Online Programs

6 Start Dates per Year

6-Week Terms

2 Career-Focused Majors

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  • Duration 3.5 years
  • Cost per Credit $410
  • Credit Hours 120

Program Benefits

  • Support families impacted by the justice system
  • Tailor your education with a career-focused major and diverse elective courses
  • Gain experience through hands-on learning opportunities
  • Access courses on your schedule through an interactive, virtual classroom

Answer the Call for Compassionate Criminal Justice Professionals

The online BA in Justice Studies degree from The American Women’s College of Bay Path University (TAWC) offers a career-driven curriculum designed for your success in a variety of in-demand criminal justice careers. You’ll choose from two majors and engage in experiential learning opportunities while building expert leadership skills through our We Empower Learners and Leaders Program (WELL). Discover what you can achieve today.

Learn to protect your community against disasters, civil liberty violations and national security concerns.

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Build the skills to serve vulnerable women, children and families affected by the justice system.

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Prepare for the Future You Want

Imagine what you could accomplish in your career after completing a bachelor’s degree. With the online BA in Justice Studies degree, you’ll become qualified for some of the most rewarding positions in criminal justice, including police officer, corrections officer, intelligence analyst and more. The Bureau of Labor Statistics expects more than 72,000 protective services positions to be created by 2031.1 Are you ready to answer the call?

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Expert Leadership Skills for the Real World of Criminal Justice

40 Courses

6-Week Terms

The online Justice Studies degree offers two majors that allow you to tailor your education with experiential learning opportunities and diverse elective courses. With both majors, you’ll complete 120 total credits, including TAWC’s undergraduate core courses, your chosen major courses and electives that can be selected based on your professional interests.

Course Highlights

  • Criminal Evidence
  • Justice and Conflict Resolution
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Justice, Advocacy and Leadership
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We realize how difficult it can be to start something new, so we make it easy and risk-free to get started. There’s no application fee, and no test scores are needed.

We accept up to 90 transfer credits, and you can earn up to 36 college credits for your prior life experiences.

Applicants will need the following to apply:

A completed application
2.0 GPA or higher

Note: Students with a GPA under 2.0 may be considered
Official transcripts from your high school or all regionally accredited institutions you have attended
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Our dedication to your success starts with making our programs financially accessible. Our cost per credit is just $410 in undergraduate programs. Our Student Financial Services team can work with you one-on-one to provide the information you need regarding the FAFSA®, private loans, grants, outside scholarships, and more.

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What You’ll Learn

Discover what it takes to achieve leadership success in criminal justice. With the online BA in Justice Studies degree, you’ll explore criminal justice concepts through a non-traditional lens while building skills to support women, children and families impacted by the justice system. Regardless of the justice studies major you choose, you’ll graduate prepared for a variety of professional opportunities both in and beyond the courtroom.

By Graduation, You’ll Have Skills to:

Learn Online, Not Alone

At TAWC, you’ll connect with a community of driven women who are on the same path as you. You’ll learn together using SOUL, our award-winning learning model. SOUL pairs you with an Academic Advisor & Success Coach, a real person, to help prepare you for your program. Using analytics, SOUL can tell if you start to struggle, and will alert them to help you before you fall behind.

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Be Empowered to Thrive in Your Career

Leaders at TAWC understand that women with advanced leadership skills succeed in taking control of their careers and their futures. That’s why we developed the We Empower Learners and Leaders (WELL) program to give you a safe, real-world setting to define your leadership style and practice top leadership skills.

This coursework is a part of every degree program and has been described as “transformational” and “life-changing” by our students.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Explore our frequently asked questions for in-depth answers. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, reach out to us.

You can complete the program in three and a half years or less depending on transfer credits. To see the curriculum, view our courses page.

Tuition is $410 per credit hour. You’ll need to complete 120 total credits for a total tuition of $49,200. You may transfer up to 90 credits, which may reduce the total cost of tuition. You can review all costs on our tuition page.

Yes, the online BA in Justice Studies program accepts up to 90 transfer credits. You can learn more about our admissions policy on our admissions page.

You’ll complete 120 credits to earn the online BA in Justice Studies degree. You can review courses now.

The requirements for the online BA in Justice Studies program include:

  • Submit your application
  • Submit official high school transcripts. College transcripts are also required if applicable
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
  • You can learn more about our admission requirements on our admissions page

Those who complete the online BA in Justice Studies degree are prepared for a variety of in-demand careers, such as police officer, human service assistant, advocacy specialist and corrections officer. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the field of social service is expected to grow by 10% through 2031. Learn more about your career options by visiting our career’s page.

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  1. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook. “Protective Service Occupations.” Retrieved from