BACJ/BSCJ Program

Explore the Undergraduate Criminal Justice Program

Students have the option to pursue a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. The program is available fully online and on campus, providing you with the flexibility to complete your degree in the modality that works best for you.

The Criminal Justice Program is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in this vibrant field. Our program is built upon a dynamic curriculum that goes beyond a surface level understanding to delve deep into the underlying cultural, economic, and political connections with social harm, crime, and systems of social control. By exploring these complex issues, we prepare our students to think critically, analyze situations and events, and develop innovative solutions to the challenges facing our society today.

By joining our Criminal Justice program, you will have the opportunity to learn from those whose expertise and guidance will provide you with valuable insights and mentorship throughout your academic journey. With a strong focus on real-world applications and practical skills, the University of Kentucky College of Social Work’s Criminal Justice program is designed to prepare you for a wide range of career paths including:

  • Law enforcement
  • Corrections
  • Victim Advocacy
  • Cybercrime
  • Homeland security
  • And so much more…

THE UK DIFFERENCE

Learn Anywhere, Anytime

Students may choose to enroll in all online courses, allowing flexible program completion from anywhere. Online students have access to the same support and services as on campus students.

Unique Learning Opportunities

CoSW students have the opportunity to work in a wide range of field placement settings, gaining hands-on practice experience that prepares them for the workforce.

Broaden Your World

Students can study abroad, engage in service learning, and complete the Diversity Certificate. Each of these will enhance their world view and broaden their appreciation of difference.

Strategic Academic Advising

All BACJ/BSCJ Advisors have a certificate of appreciative advising, which means that they are well-equipped to help you optimize your educational experiences and achieve your goals in your future career in Criminal Justice.

BASW Program

by the numbers

#1

KY Rank for Graduate licensing Pass Rates

1K+

Field Placement Opportunities

97%

Student who receive some type of aid

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Wildly passionate about social work? We’ll help you become exceptionally prepared for your career.

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