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Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice Law and Practice (B.A.)

Examine the human condition and the role of law in society from a biblical perspective.

The Criminal Justice Law and Practice bachelor's degree provides students with a foundational understanding of the three major areas of the criminal justice system: law enforcement, courts, and corrections. A core tenet of the Criminal Justice program is experiential learning opportunities from various criminal justice disciplines, field trips, law enforcement ride-alongs, shadow days, mock oral boards, and real-life training opportunities.

The Criminal Justice major is offered through the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. In the final year of the program, an internship gives students onsite experience through placement in internships with local agencies including police departments, sheriff offices, probation departments, prosecutors' offices, and other agencies.

The program is designed to prepare students for careers in criminal justice including law enforcement, prosecution, criminal defense, courts, corrections, probation, parole, and other governmental agencies as they relate to social order or for advanced programs graduate in law enforcement and legal studies.

Criminal Justice Law and Practice at CCU

The Criminal Justice Law and Practice degree program at CCU will prepare criminal justice professionals who have developed outstanding character and skill and can think deeply about the human condition and the role of law in society from a biblical perspective. Students will be equipped with the skills and knowledge for professional success, coupled with the integrity and Christian formation needed to face the unique challenges of working in a rapidly changing criminal justice realm.

Justice is a concept that has layers of theological and cultural meanings, and this program helps set a biblical foundation with a Christian worldview to the concepts and practice of justice. With this foundation in restitution and reconciliation, the program prepares students to understand the legal, philosophical, and moral foundations of the criminal justice system.

What can you do with a degree in Criminal Justice Law and Practice?
  • Forensic Science Technician
  • Lawyer/Prosecutor
  • Police Officer
  • Probation Officer
Interesting Classes You Might Take
  • Criminology
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Introduction to Policing

About the School of Humanities and Social Sciences

The School of Humanities and Social Sciences is united by a commitment to academic scholarship and the integration of faith into the learning process, helping you become an informed Christian scholar who is ready to lead and to make an impact on the world as you prepare for a career in humanities or social sciences. Academic programs provide excellent in-class instruction as well as relevant and experiential assignments designed to help you gain the skills and knowledge required for your chosen career.

The Humanities and Social Sciences faculty is dedicated to you as an individual student. Our professors are intelligent scholars and gifted teachers, but they are also mentors who care about helping you grow. You'll take courses in communication, psychology, and social science and will be able to apply what you are learning in the classroom by participating in academic clubs, attending professional and academic conferences, taking advantage of internship opportunities, and by studying abroad.

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