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A Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice provides a broad overview of the legal system, from law enforcement to the corrections process, to prepare you for an array of specialized careers involving the discipline. 

Degree Completion Admissions

The Criminal Justice curriculum is designed to cover a wide range of topics, including the philosophy of law enforcement, the social implications of corrections, and appropriately dealing with law violations through the legal justice system. In addition to broad themes, courses within the major focus on subjects such as human behavior, civil liberties, leadership, minority groups, and drug and alcohol education.


Along with Criminal Justice techniques, the program focuses on developing your analysis skills, as well as your oral and written communication skills.

A degree in Criminal Justice prepares you to work in careers that include:

  1. law enforcement and security  
  2. legal assistance and research
  3. juvenile justice and counseling
  4. Internet security
  5. loss and prevention

In addition to the University’s required general education and prerequisites, the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice through the Degree Completion Program requires 30 hours in the major, 15 of which must be completed with the University.


Additional information, including descriptions of specific courses and their corresponding credit hours, is available in the Academic Catalog.

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