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The purpose of the Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice is to provide a program of study to help students understand domestic and international politics and law enforcement theory and practice, preparing students for informed and active participation in the political arena and in criminal justice careers.
B.S./B.A. in Criminal Justice Degree Details
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University Requirements: 56 credit hours + Major Requirements: 42-51 credit hours + Electives: 21-30 credit hours = Total Required: 128 credit hours*
*Based on track selection
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Ethics & Professionalism in Criminal Justice
Law Enforcement Leadership
Political Science and Criminal Justice
Early Bird: Nov. 1
Regular: Feb. 1
National Candidates: May 1
Bachelor of Science / Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice
Under the guidance of professional Christian faculty, you will gain an understanding of the justice system and its process, from local to global issues, and how to uphold ethical standards. You will also develop strong writing, research and analytical skills, attractive traits to employers in all industries.
Criminal justice majors can take part in a number of co-curricular opportunities, including:
- Internships at all levels of the government
- Jack Pope Fellows Program
- International Justice Mission
- Various student groups
- Phi Eta Sigma honor society for freshman majors
The B.S./B.A. in Criminal Justice offers a wide range of exciting careers, including:
- Federal, state and local law enforcement
- Game warden
- Probation/parole services
- Correctional career
- Law school
- Victim/witness assistant