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Criminal Justice, BS

What will I study?

The Criminal Justice program prepares students for careers within criminal justice such as law enforcement, private security, the courts, and corrections in the context of a biblical worldview. The program includes 48 credits of coursework in the theory and practice of criminal justice. The program supports the division's goal of promoting a biblically based study of human interactions and relationships.

Program Learning Outcomes
The student will ...
-- Appraise the value of the relationship between law enforcement and the community.
-- Analyze the relationships between the core components of the criminal justice system.
-- Evaluate secular criminological explanations of individual and collective deviant behavior through a biblical worldview.

What classes will I take?

Future Careers

The following career areas will be open to you:

  • Law Enforcement: County Sheriff Department, Local Police, State Police, and Federal
  • Corporate Security
  • Corrections
  • Youth services workers
  • Probation and parole
  • Private Investigation
  • Private/Corporate Security
  • Lawyer or judge after further postgraduate studies

Students can network with a variety of employers through our online placement service, CareerCentral. A multitude of employment opportunities are posted annually. In addition, over 60 businesses and 150 Christian schools/mission boards/Christian organizations come on campus to recruit students in a variety of majors through on-campus interviews and job/ministry fairs. The Career Services office also helps students by holding seminars on resume preparation and interview techniques.

Career Services can help you prepare for job hunting and networking with employers.

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