• A lawyer is speaking to a member of the jury.
    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.

    The B.S. in criminal justice provides a solid foundation of theoretical knowledge and practical application that 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 this 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.

    Degree Quick Facts

    • 120 credit hours (39 in major, 42 in general education, 39 in electives)
    • Major coursework can be completed over four semesters
    • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
    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.

    At CCU, you can take criminal justice classes online or at any of our College of Adult and Graduate Studies Regional Centers. The online degree option allows students 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.
    • Take advantage of CCU's generous transfer credit policies to accelerate your degree!

    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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