Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement

Students in the SAGU criminal justice program will be equipped with the knowledge and tactics to investigate crime, and understand correctional rehabilitation strategies as well as the inner-workings of the justice system . This program incorporates skills training and ethics, producing graduates who are prepared to handle difficult situations tactfully, ethically, and efficiently. If you have been called to serve in the field of criminal justice, request information today.

This degree requires the completion of a police academy training program at an authorized site. The assignment of credit is based on the Workforce Education Course Manual (WECM) provided by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB). Students must submit proper certification of academy transcript and certificate of completion and/or the evidence of awarded credit hours presented for transfer credit from an accredited academic institution

Online access: SAGU offers this degree 100% online . Earn your degree in the comfort of your favorite study spot.

New Reduced Tuition for SAGU Online Beginning Fall 2021, SAGU is dropping online tuition from $499 to $399 per credit hour. That is a value of up to $10,000 on a 4-year degree.

This online degree is available to SAGU American Indian College students at a special tuition price. SAGU AIC students pay only $575 $399 per hour, but experience the same flexibility of online learning.

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Careers in criminal justice

While police officers make up a large portion of the professionals working in law enforcement, there are many career options to consider. With the wide range of roles available, you can find a job that is a good fit for your unique interests, skills, talents, and salary expectations:

  • CIA Agent
  • Computer Forensics Investigator
  • Correctional Officer
  • Crime Scene Investigator
  • DEA Agent
  • FBI Agent
  • Fish and Game Warden
  • Forensic Science Technician
  • Fraud Investigator
  • Homicide Detective
  • Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agent
  • Police Officer
  • Private Detective
  • Probation Officer
  • Secret Service Agent
  • Security Guard
  • State Trooper
  • US Marshal
  • US Postal Inspector

National average salary for police and investigators: $61,600

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Full support

Get access to full campus support and resources. Students can take advantage of the Career Center for job training and assistance, the Wellness Center for fitness classes and facilities, the Counseling Center and more.

Individual attention

Our class sizes are small. We create an atmosphere where you have 1-on-1 interactions with faculty who invest in your performance and well-being.

Affordability & value

SAGU students graduate with 20% less debt on average than other private universities. Our Financial Aid team is your team to help secure grants, scholarships and other financial resources to help ease your mind.

Sticker price vs. your cost

When choosing a college, it is important to realize the difference between the sticker price and your net costs after scholarships and grants. SAGU offers a net price calculator to help you identify financial opportunities to reduce your college costs.

Christian faith

Everything we do springs from a Christian world view. SAGU creates an environment that strengthens your faith and your mind, integrating faith and learning.


You can be confident that your degree at SAGU is recognized, as SAGU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

Southwestern Assemblies of God University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Questions about the accreditation of Southwestern Assemblies of God University may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (

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