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    Graduates with a Criminal Justice bachelor's degree can take advantage of a wide range of career options ranging from law enforcement to forensics, from legal and court-related positions to information security.

    Criminal Justice Bachelor Degree, Bachelor of Science, B.S.

    Our B.S. in criminal justice degree program provides a strong foundation of theoretical knowledge and practical application in criminal justice. Courses are taught from a Christian worldview, offering you opportunities to discuss many significant life issues – including sin, free will, the biblical view of human nature, and redemption. Core criminal justice studies coursework covers criminal law, procedure and investigations; corrections; homeland security; juvenile justice; organizational behavior; and victimology. As a student, you will be guided through the program by experienced faculty who are currently working in the field.

    Degree Quick Facts

    • 120 credit hours (39 in major, 42 in general education, 39 in electives)
    • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
    • Apply up to 31 credits from your prior life and learning experiences
    • Major coursework can be completed over four semesters
    Class Format:

    Classes are typically completed in 5-week blocks.


    See Tuition and Fees for details.

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  • Why pursue a degree in Criminal Justice?

    As a criminal justice major, you'll be qualified for a range of career opportunities at the federal, state, and local levels, as well as in the private sector. Graduates can go on to work in law enforcement, forensics, legal-and court-related positions, and even information security. Some careers may require additional training and education, but a bachelor's in criminal justice can provide a significant advantage in qualifying for such programs.

    With CCU, you can take classes online or at any of our College of Adult and Graduate Studies Regional Centers. The online option gives allows you to complete assignments from any location with Internet access.

    Criminal Justice Bachelor's Degree Program Benefits

    • The program is specifically designed for busy adult students with work and family commitments.
    • Students take one course at a time with classroom-based courses meeting one night a week for five weeks.
    • Students can choose to complete the coursework online. Online courses typically run for five weeks and weekly assignments may be completed around your schedule.
    • Small class sizes encourage individualized learning and networking.
    • Students have direct access to professors who are also professionals in the field.

    Contact the College of Adult and Graduate Studies Center near you to learn more about this program and becoming a student at Colorado Christian University.

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