Criminal Justice Major

Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice Law and Practice

The Criminal Justice Law and Practice program 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 Law and Practice 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.

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
  • Financial Aid + Scholarships

    In the 2020-21 academic year, 99% of traditional undergraduate students received some form of financial aid, with over $23 million distributed in scholarships and grants.

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    All prospective traditional undergraduates are provided with an Enrollment Counselor (EC) who will help guide you through every step of the admission process.