Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice

Bachelor of Arts

The Bachelor of Arts degree with a Criminal Justice major prepares individuals who want to work in the justice field. This major seeks to equip the student for a fulfilling career with a foundational understanding of human behavior within 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.

Major Objectives

Students who complete the Criminal Justice major should be able to:

  1. Integrate Christian principles in critical thinking and decision making.
  2. Demonstrate awareness and improvement of thinking and learning strategies.
  3. Apply current and historical justice principles and practices to real-life situations.
  4. Function within chosen area(s) of justice system with the insight of the functions and interdependencies of various areas.
  5. Apply procedural rules and statutes through the criminal process.
  6. Design alternatives to the conventional penal approaches through the lenses of transformative and restorative justice.

120 Semester Credits

  • 45 credits in General Education (see General Education Requirements).
    • ENG3000 Writing in the Discipline Required
  • 36 credits in General Electives
  • 39 credits in Criminal Justice Required Courses


Required Criminal Justice Courses

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