Criminal Justice Major
Study Criminal Justice at Azusa Pacific University
Program at a Glance
The School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences equips students for compassionate leadership in fields like physical therapy, social work, and psychology, guided by experienced faculty and hands-on learning.
Early Action (Freshmen Only)
- November 15
- March 1 priority application deadline
- June 1 final deadline
- August 1 final transfer deadline
- Azusa (Main Campus)
Gain Hands-on Experience
- Critique how major components of the justice system respond to crime, criminals, and victims.
- Use data and social science research to respond to contemporary criminal justice systems.
- Illustrate ways in which social inequalities are linked to criminal justice systems.
- Demonstrate a Christian worldview in recognizing, understanding, and applying ethical reasoning skills.
By the Numbers
Ashley Lucas ’19 studied Criminal Justice at Azusa Pacific with hopes of working with juveniles changing the criminal justice system to benefit individuals hindered by it.
You’ll analyze methods of reducing crime; advance police practices; improve prison, jail, and parole policies; and make society safer.
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APU students may take advantage of three types of financial aid: scholarships and grants, education loans, and student employment.
Scholarships and Grants
Scholarships and grants are considered “gift aid” and do not require repayment. They can come from federal, state, or private sources. Scholarships are typically merit-based, meaning they are awarded depending on demonstrated academic ability or other specific talents.
Scholarships are often available from sources outside of APU. You can search for these scholarships through websites such as finaid.org or fastweb.com. The Student Services Center is sometimes notified of scholarships available through APU departments or local organizations, and can provide information about any available scholarships on request.
Education loans are usually repaid after graduation, may be deferred until after graduate school, and often have very low interest rates.
Military members—and in some cases their spouses and dependents—qualify for financial assistance covering tuition, housing, and books. Azusa Pacific is a Yellow Ribbon University and Military Friendly School, so you can be confident that you’ll receive the benefits and flexibility you need to complete your education.
On-campus student employment is available for students needing additional income to pay for education-related expenses. APU students also find work off campus in the surrounding community.
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Azusa Pacific University is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).
Career Outlook and Outcomes
Criminal Justice Major: Integrating Christian Faith into Your Studies
APU gives you a unique opportunity to integrate your faith into the criminal justice major, where you’ll explore some of society’s most pressing challenges.