• A judge's gavel is resting on a book of law, providing a visual of what you can strive for by earning a criminal justice certificate.
    CCU’s distinctive curriculum integrates faith with the criminal justice coursework, so students can explore the critical issues of life: free will, justice, redemption, and the nature of man.

    Criminal Justice Certificate

    The Criminal Justice Certificate from CCU provides you with the fundamentals of the criminal justice system, American juvenile justice, crime, and criminal behavior and policing. Christian criminal justice courses integrate faith with the criminal justice coursework, so you can explore the critical issues of life: free will, justice, redemption and the nature of man.

    Topics of study include Introduction to Criminal Justice, Juvenile Justice, Introduction to Policing and Criminology. Courses can be taken either in the classroom or online, providing maximum flexibility to study at convenient times and places.

    The Criminal Justice Certificate is available as a stand-alone program, or students may transfer 9 credits from the certificate to a CCU associate degree in Criminal Justice or a CCU bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice. The Criminal Justice Certificate can also be used to supplement a CCU bachelor's degree in Psychology, Business Administration, or Information Systems Management.

    For more information about a criminal justice education at a Christian college, please contact us today!

    Degree Quick Facts

    • 12 credit hours
    • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
    Class Format:

    Classes are typically completed in 5-week blocks.


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