Would you like to help enforce the law? Through our comprehensive program, you can gain the skills necessary to maintain law and order, protect life and property, and conduct administration, planning, and research services. It is designed to prepare you for a career in corrections, probation, loss prevention, and security administration.
The curriculum offers a balance of theory and application in the areas of:
- Criminal evidence
- Criminal procedure
- Introduction to corrections
- Criminal justice report writing
- Constitutional law
- Concepts of criminal law
- Computer applications
- Juvenile delinquency
The program includes a comprehensive study of the national criminal justice system, correctional organizations, and law enforcement agencies. You can learn the nature and extent of crime and delinquency, and the cause and explanation of criminal behavior. Rules of evidence, basic investigative techniques and the philosophy of criminal law are additional areas of study.
You may also delve into specialized areas such as gang activity, drug operations, probation, and criminal justice management. Further areas of interest include: computer crime, victimology, alternatives to incarceration, and interview and interrogations.
Some career opportunities include:
- Fraud investigator
- Loss prevention manager
The Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice offers a specialized overview of the criminal justice system, preparing graduates for entry-level positions in a broad array of criminal justice environments. Students also have the option to pursue a concentration in Criminal Investigations or Homeland Security.