Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Social Sciences Department
Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

The BS in Criminal Justice is an interdisciplinary program that prepares students for the many careers in criminal justice and law enforcement; it lays the academic foundation for post graduate education and law school.  This program covers the study of law enforcement and security procedures, courts and corrections, and criminal justice theory.  This degree will teach students the functions of criminal justice organizations and law enforcement procedures.  The BS degree differs from the BA because of its emphasis on the institutions of criminal justice, specifically the police, courts and corrections, forensic science, and crime scene investigations (CSI).  This program is also designed to qualify those students who are already in the criminal justice and law enforcement fields for promotion to advanced positions. Upon graduation, a student will have the knowledge necessary to begin a rewarding career in the field. 

All requirements for the degree can be completed on either campus and some requirements can be completed online.  Entry level courses can be completed on either campus and online.  This is a generalist degree and no concentrations or specializations are available at this time.  The CJU program is accredited through institutional accreditation with the Middle States Regional Accrediting Commission.

Other Advising Information

Students should seek advisement from the Criminal Justice advisor to plan their career path and select appropriate electives and substitutions where available in the paradigm.