Criminal Justice BS

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

Because technology is moving at an alarming rate, crime and criminal organizations are becoming increasingly sophisticated. The need for criminal justice professionals demands educated individuals to fulfill these roles in the justice system. By pursuing the Bachelor of Science degree, you will be prepared to enter the field with the essential knowledge and skills required to be successful in the profession. Core courses in the Criminal Justice program consist of administration of justice, criminology, ethics and criminal procedure, coupled with a concentration in juvenile justice law enforcement, research methods, penology and law.

Industry Highlights

Careers for criminal justice and protective service professionals are on the rise and expected to grow faster than the average for all occupations.

- Bureau of Labor Statistics

Career Opportunities

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Department of Immigration and Naturalization
  • Department of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
  • Drug Enforcement Agency
  • U.S. Marshals Service
  • Border Patrol & Customs
  • Police Departments

Armstrong Edge

Current students take advantage of diverse and full-time faculty with doctoral training, research expertise and professional experience in the criminal justice field. Internships will help acquaint you with real-world experience and establish professional contacts for future employment.


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