Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

General

Program Description

Online Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice

The field of Criminal Justice centers on the control of criminal behavior in the maintenance of public order. The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree program includes developing an understanding of the advanced concepts of the primary functions of law enforcement, prosecution, trial, corrections, juvenile offenders, handling evidence, crime scene investigation and associated responsibilities. In addition, the program advanced skill building in areas that include the secure management, safekeeping, and control of inmates committed to jail or prison custody, which must be performed in a humane manner in compliance with the constitutional standards. The Bachelor program provides the background for students seeking to possess a high level of knowledge from the broad base of criminal justice concepts and skills to contemporary problems in the field.

Potential Careers

Students who earn a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice typically pursue these careers:

  • Police Officer
  • Criminal Justice Teacher
  • Juvenile Justice Officer
  • Corrections Officer
  • ICE Agent
  • Deputy Sheriff

Program Objectives

This degree is designed to provide students a framework in basic criminal justice concepts and skills. Upon successful completion of the program, students will have acquired the knowledge and skills needed to:

  1. Explain the scientific study of crime, criminals, the law-making process, the criminal justice system and the treatment of offenders.
  2. Develop critical thinking, analytical and interpersonal skills applicable to real-world problems.
  3. Implement solutions for law enforcement, criminal investigation, and management and administration of criminal justice related activities.
  4. Apply sound criminal justice principles and decision making to planning, organizing and coordinating operations.
Last updated Feb 2018

About the School

Abraham Lincoln University is an online educational institution providing nationally accredited Juris Doctor, Associate, , Master’s degrees and diploma/certificate programs. At ALU’s online law school ... Read More

Abraham Lincoln University is an online educational institution providing nationally accredited Juris Doctor, Associate, , Master’s degrees and diploma/certificate programs. At ALU’s online law school, ALU delivers instruction for an online law degree that is student centered and that uses advanced interactive technology... Read less