Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

The field of criminal justice is as rewarding as it is demanding. You’re ready for the challenges, and you want to serve the public and uphold the integrity of the law. Our B.S. in Criminal Justice program prepares you for a career in public, private, and not-for-profit sectors in law enforcement, security management, and public and private investigation. 

Our faculty of seasoned professionals brings years of experience in the criminal justice field to the classroom. You’ll also learn from guest lecturers and associate faculty, who include practicing attorneys, judges, government officials, and forensic scientists. 

In our B.S. in Criminal Justice program, you’ll: 

  • Develop skills in report writing, finger printing, and crime-scene documentation  

  • Receive a comprehensive education in law enforcement, forensic science, corporate security, criminal investigation, and corrections 

  • Be able to apply your knowledge to a variety of career paths, including the FBI, the ATF, the Department of Homeland Security, the IRS and more

And while you earn your degree, you’ll have opportunities to take internships and cooperative education programs for real-life experience in the field before you graduate.

Choose from one of the following concentrations: 

Emergency Management and Homeland Security
Law Enforcement

Students in the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree program develop skills in report writing, finger printing, and crime scene documentation. Students will gain well-rounded knowledge in the areas of law enforcement, forensic science, corporate security, criminal investigation and corrections. Students are encouraged to seek out internships that will grant them hands-on access to work in corrections, the court system and local, state and federal law enforcement. Graduates are prepared for a variety of career options at the federal, state and local levels of law enforcement, court systems, and corrections. 

Graduates completing the program may be able to secure employment in the Federal Marshall’s office, the FBI, the ATF, the Department of Homeland Security, or the IRS. Graduates also may pursue careers as U.S. Postal Police officers, courtroom security officers, corporate security officers, or state/federal corrections employees.

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