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Bachelor of Professional Arts

Criminal Justice

Athabasca University

Program Type: Bachelors

Credential Type: Degree

Length: 4 Years

Distance: Yes

Distance Delivery Options: Courses are designed for self-study at home, in the workplace or wherever a student chooses to work. Course materials and resources are provided online or in print form. Students interact with their professors, tutors, classmates (in grouped study courses) and student services providers through computer-mediated communication or by telephone.

Admission Requirements:

The BPA Criminal Justice major is available to:

  • graduates of an approved two-year criminal justice-related diploma;
  • graduates of a previous undergraduate degree in an unrelated discipline (with at least one year of professional practice relevant to the Criminal Justice major); or,
  • students with a minimum of two years of university level coursework (with at least one year of professional practice relevant to the Criminal Justice major).

Coursework and credentials must have been obtained from a college, university or institute of technology approved by Athabasca University.

Program eligible for full-time post-secondary assistance by Student Aid Alberta*:

  • Tuition: $6,670.00 Year One

* This program information is valid for the Student Aid Alberta funding year 2017/8/1 to 2018/7/31.
Note: Tuition, Books/supplies/instruments, Mandatory Fees displayed are provided to Student Aid Alberta and may be used when processing full-time post-secondary funding applications. The educational costs provided are based on a 100% full-course load and may not reflect current or all educational costs charged by the institution. Contact the institution to obtain accurate educational cost information.


** TransferAlberta provides course and program transfer information including transfer agreements between post-secondary schools in Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon.

Last Updated: 2017-05-10


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