Academic Catalog 2023-2024 
    Oct 01, 2023  
Academic Catalog 2023-2024

Bachelor of Science: Criminal Justice

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The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice provides a solid foundation of theoretical knowledge and practical application in the field of criminal justice informed by a Christian worldview; the program prepares 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. In addition to courses required for the Criminal Justice major, students complete a selection of General Education and Elective courses, listed below. Students interested in the field of criminal justice may choose to begin their study with the Associate of Science: Criminal Justice . Students who complete the A.S. in Criminal Justice must still complete all General Education requirements found in the B.S. in Criminal Justice. CCU Student Service Advisors help students identify which option best suits their educational goals.

Criminal Justice major courses are offered online only, providing maximum flexibility to study at convenient times and places. General Education and Electives can be completed within five semesters, and major coursework for the Bachelor’s degree can be completed over four semesters.

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

General Education Requirements (39 credit hours)

Integrative Studies (3 credit hours)

Elective Core Requirements (42 credit hours)

Complete 42 hours of additional electives.

Graduation Requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice

The faculty recommends students in the B.S. 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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