Bachelors in Criminal Justice

General

Program Description

The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice program provides students with critical skills and current knowledge needed in today’s law enforcement community. All courses are case-oriented and application based. Graduates should be able to explain the scientific study of crime and criminals, the law-making process, the criminal justice system, and the treatment of offenders. Students learn to implement innovative solutions for law enforcement, criminal investigation, and management and administration of criminal justice related activities.

Program Overview

Students in the Bachelor’s degree program deepen their understanding of security operations and management, adding forensic science, victimology and profiling, constitutional law and criminal procedures. Graduates are prepared to work for the court system and in state agencies (e.g. the Division of Child and Family Services, DCFS), and in private security.

Job Titles for Criminal Justice Graduates:*

  • Evidence Technician
  • Private Investigator
  • Corrections Officer

*Criminal background check and/or drug screen tests may be required for externship and/or employment.

Additional training may be required for some law enforcement jobs.

Last updated Feb 2018

About the School

With thousands of graduates along the Wasatch Front, Provo College is committed to career education in Utah. Our mission is to help committed students attain rewarding careers through student-centered ... Read More

With thousands of graduates along the Wasatch Front, Provo College is committed to career education in Utah. Our mission is to help committed students attain rewarding careers through student-centered training and education of the highest quality. We’re accomplishing this mission by teaching the skills that apply directly to the marketplace and that employers want to hire... Read less