Business: Criminal Justice

This program prepares individuals who want to work in the juctice field. This program seeks to equip the student for a fulfilling career with a foundational understanding of human behavior within a criminal, transformative, and restorative justice systems. Students will be prepared to serve society as ethical, caring, service-minded individuals. A major in Criminal Justice opens the door to many jobs in law enforcement, corrections, court-related positions, and security.


Upon completion of this program, the student should be able to:

  • Integrate Christian principles in critical thinking and decision-making.
  • Demonstrate awareness and improvement of thinking and learning strategies.
  • Apply current and historical justice principles and practices to real-life situations.
  • Function within chosen area(s) of justice system with the insight of the functions and interdependencies of various areas.
  • Apply procedural rules and statutes through the criminal process.
  • Design alternatives to the conventional penal approaches through the lenses of transformative and restorative justice.
Degree Title: Bachelor of Arts
Available Formats: Traditional Undergraduate
Program Core Credit Hours: 136 semester credit hours
Additional Academic Requirements: 

General Education Core = 43 Credit Hours
Religion Core = 21 Credit Hour

Major = 46 Credit Hours

General Electives = 10 Credit Hours

*When the student has declared a specific business track, a minimum of 12 hours of electives within the given track must be completed.

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