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Colorado Christian University    
 
    
 
  Oct 21, 2017
 
Academic Catalog 2017-2018

Bachelor of Science: Criminal Justice


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A society may be judged, perhaps more than anything else, by its system of justice. It is the very pillar upon which a civil society is built. The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice program at Colorado Christian University will provide not only the competencies necessary to be a successful part of the criminal justice system, but will help students cultivate the character and the courage of moral conviction necessary to be a force for good and to administer justice in a manner based upon Biblical principles.

The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice provides a solid foundation of theoretical knowledge and practical application in criminal justice, preparing students for careers in juvenile justice, law enforcement, corrections, homeland security, and various governmental positions. Students pursuing a career in criminal justice will have the coursework they need to understand and contribute to the criminal justice system.

Each course in the Criminal Justice degree ties theory with practice so students are given opportunities to apply what they learn. In addition, CCU’s distinctive curriculum integrates faith with the criminal justice course content, so students can explore the critical issues of life: free will, human nature, justice, and redemption.

In addition to courses required for the major, all students must complete a selection of General Education courses. For a list of General Education course requirements please see the course list for the Associate of Arts: General Studies  degree.

Major coursework for the degree can be completed over four semesters. Courses can be taken either in the classroom or online, providing maximum flexibility to study at convenient times and places. In addition, CCU offers an Associate of Science: Criminal Justice .

The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree requires completion of the following 120 hours:
General Education  (42 hours)
Major (39 hours)
Electives (39 hours)

Elective Requirements (39 credit hours)


Choose 39 hours of elective credits.

Graduation Requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice


The faculty recommends students in the BS in Criminal Justice to the Board of Trustees as candidates for graduation when they have completed the following requirements.

  1. Completion of 120 credit hours of courses, including all general education, major and elective coursework.
  2. A letter grade of D or better and a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better in all CCU coursework.
  3. Meet the CCU CAGS Residency requirements 
  4. Formal and timely application for graduation by the date specified by the University Registrar.
  5. No outstanding financial obligation to the University.

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