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.The General Education course requirements for this academic program have been updated from the 2015-2016 Academic Catalog, effective November 30, 2015. Students who began their academic program before November 30, 2015 will adhere to the requirements listed in the 2015-2016 Catalog as long as there is no break in enrollment. Students who began their academic program on November 30, 2015 through the end of the spring 2016 term are under the requirements of the 2015-2016 Addended Catalog. 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 (45 hours)
Major (39 hours)
Electives (36 hours)