Psychology & Criminal Justice, BA - Dual Degree Program

Psychology & Criminal Justice, BA

Dual Degree Program

Program Delivery

On Campus

Total Credits

120 Credits

About the Program

The B.A. program teaches you about the science of Psychology. Students learn basic findings and theories in the field of Psychology and learn about the methods through which that knowledge is generated. It is not an applied program. In other words, more formal training is needed after the B.A. degree be a licensed clinician/counselor/ therapist/ psychologist who provides direct services to people. The B.A. in Psychology provides a useful course of study that will enable students to pursue an advanced degree.

The BA in Criminal Justice program utilizes an interdisciplinary approach to capture both the academic liberal arts emphasis and the professional and policy knowledge required to educate criminal justice professionals.

Focus of Study


  • Diverse Topics & Areas of Specialization in Psychology
  • Professional Writing & Communication Skills 
  • Critical Thinking & Scientific Reasoning Skills
  • Information Gathering & Research Methodology


  • Knowledge of Criminal Justice Systems & Institution 
  • Information Gathering & Research Methodology
  • Critical Thinking & Scientific Reasoning Skills
  • Professional Writing & Communication Skills

Program Requirements

Program Coursework

Psychology Major

36 Credit Hours

CJ Major

28 Credit Hours

Core Writing

6 Credit Hours

Reasoning Skills

3 Credit Hours

Area Requirements

27 Credit Hours

Compass Curriculum

12 Credit Hours

General Electives

5 Credit Hours

Total Credit Hours

120 Credit Hours

Admission Details

To learn more about admission requirements and the application process, please visit the UCCS Admissions page.

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