Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Degree

Overview

WHY CONSIDER A BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE DEGREE?


The importance of a career in public service is emphasized in the closing phrase of our nation's pledge of allegiance: "with liberty and justice for all." Our country was built on those words, and professionals in the field of criminal justice uphold that commitment to "justice for all" every day. Earning a bachelor's in criminal justice degree is an important first step for anyone who is looking to pursue a career in this field.

Graduates of the Post University Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Degree program have the technical abilities and the educational breadth to meet the demands of dynamic careers in this field. At Post University, our Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Degree program faculty members have extensive professional experience in the field and a vast network of contacts. The members of the full-time faculty are among the leaders in their discipline, having worked in Criminal Justice fields and pursued scholarly endeavors. Guest lecturers and associate faculty include practicing attorneys, judges, government officials, and forensic scientists.

A bachelor's in criminal justice degree from Post University will prepare you for a career in public, private, and not-for-profit sectors in law enforcement, security management, and public and private investigation, or an advanced academic degree from law school or Criminal Justice and Social Work graduate programs. This is achieved through building a whole professional—one who will "hit the ground running" the day of graduation and overcome the personal and professional challenges that lie ahead.

Students pursuing a bachelor's in criminal justice degree are encouraged to participate in a professional internship or cooperative education experience in a variety of local, state, federal, or private security agencies, which provide practical experiences that complement their academic studies.

THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE DEGREE PROGRAM AT POST UNIVERSITY IS IDEAL FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO:

  • Gain the skills and experiences they'll need to succeed in a wide range of career opportunities in public, private and non-profit organizations
  • Enhance self-awareness, build confidence and develop a strong sense of direction through a careful blend of Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Degree program courses, general education and elective courses
  • Make connections across disciplines so they're better prepared to respond to a diverse and constantly changing global marketplace
  • Participate in internship and cooperative education programs that offer real-life work experience before they graduate with their bachelor's in criminal justice degree
  • Learn from faculty members who have advanced degrees and years of relevant experience in the criminal justice field

BENEFITS OF THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE DEGREE PROGRAM AT POST UNIVERSITY

  • Post University is an accredited New England university that has been providing quality education to its students since 1890.
  • Our small classes are taught by faculty members who have advanced degrees and extensive real-world experience in their respective fields.
  • We offer a high-quality, career-focused bachelor's in criminal justice degree program that will make a real difference in your future career.
  • Our Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Degree program features a curriculum with a strong focus on innovation, creativity and leadership. You won't be learning from static text on a page; you'll be part of a highly interactive, practice-based learning environment.
  • You will get a great return on your investment (ROI), earning a valuable degree at an affordable price.
  • You can transfer up to 90 credits from another accredited institution.

CSI Summer InstituteAdvisor Contact Information
Sandra Wilson, Esq.
203.596.4664
swilson@post.edu


CRIMINAL JUSTICE DEGREE PROGRAM FAST FACTS
STUDENTS IN THIS DEGREE PROGRAM 174
AVERAGE CLASS SIZE 14
2011-2012 PROGRAM COMPLETERS 12
2011-2012 PROGRAM COMPLETERS IN NORMAL TIME 92%
NORMAL PROGRAM COMPLETION TIME 4 years
2012 PLACEMENT RATE 60%
DEGREE PROGRAM COST
4-Year Degree Program Tuition and Fees* $109,800
4-Year Room and Board* $41,720
Approximate Program Text Book Cost* $6,000
*This is the cost of the entire degree program using current tuition and room and board rates. Actual program cost will vary depending on the amount of financial aid provided and whether or not students transfer in any credits. For current tuition rates, go to http://www.post.edu/maincampus/tuition.shtml.
OCCUPATIONS (This degree will prepare you for careers including, but not limited to, the ones listed below.)
Immigration and Customs Inspectors  http://www.onetcodeconnector.org/ccreport/33-3021.05
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary http://www.onetcodeconnector.org/ccreport/25-1111.00
Police Patrol Officers http://www.onetcodeconnector.org/ccreport/33-3051.01
Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers http://www.onetcodeconnector.org/ccreport/43-5031.00
Police Detectives http://www.onetcodeconnector.org/ccreport/33-3021.01
Criminal Investigators and Special Agents http://www.onetcodeconnector.org/ccreport/33-3021.03
Sheriffs and Deputy Sheriffs http://www.onetcodeconnector.org/ccreport/33-3051.03
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives http://www.onetcodeconnector.org/ccreport/33-1012.00
Intelligence Analysts http://www.onetcodeconnector.org/ccreport/33-3021.06
Private Detectives and Investigators  http://www.onetcodeconnector.org/ccreport/33-9021.00
Transit and Railroad Police http://www.onetcodeconnector.org/ccreport/33-3052.00
Police Identification and Records Officers http://www.onetcodeconnector.org/ccreport/33-3021.02
Bailiffs http://www.onetcodeconnector.org/ccreport/33-3011.00
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists http://www.onetcodeconnector.org/ccreport/21-1092.00
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists  http://www.onetcodeconnector.org/ccreport/29-9011.00
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers http://www.onetcodeconnector.org/ccreport/33-3051.00
Security Managers http://www.onetcodeconnector.org/ccreport/11-9199.07
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional Officers http://www.onetcodeconnector.org/ccreport/33-1011.00
Loss Prevention Specialists http://www.onetcodeconnector.org/ccreport/33-9099.02
MEDIAN LOAN DEBT
Number of Borrowers 11
Median Federal Loan Debt $24,880
Median Private Loan Debt $20,184
Median Institutional Loan Debt $5,000
Median Cumulative Debt $24,880