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Bachelor's Completion in Criminal Justice
The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree completion program offers adult students an ideal way to conveniently finish their bachelor's degree. The program can help you advance your current career in the criminal justice system or help you gain access to professional opportunities in a variety of positions in law enforcement, intelligence, public safety and security management.
This adult degree completion program is an accelerated, year-round Evening and Weekend Program. You will take three courses every eight weeks: one weeknight course, one Saturday morning course, and one online course. (Students in the Police Academy Grad (PAG) program will take three courses per session. Non-Police Academy Grad (NonPAG) students will take an additional fourth course on Saturday afternoons during some of the sessions.)
- Participate in small classes with experienced faculty.
- Competitive tuition costs.
- Earn university credit for prior learning through military service and Basic Police Training programs. Ask us for details!
- Move through the program with other adult students who are committed to obtaining their degrees.
- Continue to work while you earn your degree.
- Earn your degree in a supportive environment. Benefit from campus programs such as free tutoring, career development services, library services, and more.
Points of Interest
- Your studies will focus on restorative justice and community alternatives to traditional models of incarceration and punishment. We emphasize the repair of harm caused by criminal behavior through cooperative processes such as victim-offender mediation, restitution and ex-offender assistance programs.
- All Criminal Justice majors in the Evening and Weekend program will focus their studies in the specialized track for Police Studies. You will learn about crime theories in contemporary society and the changing models of law enforcement in a Post-911 era. The major will provide you with insight into the changing professional philosophy of criminal justice.
- Members of the faculty have impressive education backgrounds and bring a wealth of experience in both public and private security and law enforcement. They provide a well-rounded education in criminal justice from a theoretical and a practical perspective. This combination of teaching ability and field experience offers you invaluable first-hand expertise to help prepare for your career after graduation.
Explore the Program
The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics projects higher than average growth for occupations in the field of criminal justice between now and 2020. New Jersey, California and Washington D.C. have the highest annual salaries for criminal justice careers. (National Center for Education Statistics).
Probation Officer - $48,190
Work with and monitor offenders to prevent them from committing new crimes.
Forensic science technicians - $52,840
Help investigate crimes by collecting and analyzing physical evidence. Many technicians specialize in either crime scene investigation or laboratory analysis. Most forensic science technicians spend some time writing reports.
Detectives and Criminal Investigators - $80,540
Conduct investigations related to suspected violations of Federal, State, or local laws to prevent or solve crimes.
With a Bachelor Science in Criminal Justice, you may pursue a career in the following work settings:
- Community Transition Programs
- Corporate Security Offices
- Courts – Juvenile or Adult
- Crime Labs
- Customs & Border Protection
- Juvenile Justice Programs
- Police Departments
- Probation Departments
- Social Service Agencies
- US Department of Justice
- Youth Facilities