• Criminal Justice Bachelor Degree, Bachelor of Science, B.S.
    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 Bachelor of Science 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, biblical view of human nature, and redemption. You will be guided through the Criminal Justice Bachelor Degree program by experienced faculty who have careers in the criminal justice system.

    The B.S. Criminal Justice degree will provide you with the training necessary for an understanding of the field and equip you to pursue a career path in criminal justice. A wide range of career options at the federal, state and local levels may be available to graduates, ranging from law enforcement to forensics, from legal and court-related positions to information security. Some careers may require additional training and education, but a criminal justice bachelor's degree can provide a significant advantage in qualifying for such programs.

    Degree Quick Facts

    • 120 credit hours (39 in major, 48 in general education, 33 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.

    Online, Colorado Springs, Denver Tech Center, Grand Junction, Lakewood, Loveland, Northglenn, Sterling

    See Tuition and Fees for details.

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  • Why pursue a degree in Criminal Justice?

    The criminal justice field offers an extensive range of career opportunities at the federal, state, and local levels, as well as in the private sector. With CCU's Criminal Justice bachelor's degree, you can take classes at any of our College of Adult and Graduate Studies Regional Centers. Plus, the online criminal justice degree option gives you the flexibility of completing assignments from any location where you have access to the Internet.

    Focus areas in the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Criminal Justice degree include: criminal law, procedure and investigations; corrections; Homeland Security; juvenile justice; organizational behavior; and victimology.

    Criminal Justice Bachelor's Degree Program Benefits

    • The program is specially designed for adult students who are busy 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 an Enrollment Counselor at the College of Adult and Graduate Studies Center nearest you if you have questions or would like to talk to someone about admission to Colorado Christian University.

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