Bethel University - MN

3900 Bethel Dr, Saint Paul, MN 55112

Program Details

When students are accepted into the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice program at Bethel University, they receive a laptop or tablet computer to assist in their studies. Students keep this laptop or tablet computer upon successful graduation of the program, in order to use in their future career endeavors. All textbooks are also included in the price of tuition. This program begins every five weeks, and may be completed in a minimum of 18 months, depending on transfer credit and other portfolio documentation.

The majority of participants in this program are working professionals with familial and career responsibilities. Therefore, coursework and classes in the criminal justice program may be accessed at any point during the day or night, in order to convenience a variety of students. Some projects may even involve an individual’s current or past work experience.

The majority of courses involve three credit hours each. Up to 80 credit hours may be transferred into this program from previous institutions. However, not all previously earned credits may be transferrable. Students should consult an advisor at Bethel University before attempting credit transfer. CLEP, DSST, military training, and workforce experience may also be converted into credit hours. Some of the courses involved in the criminal justice program include Planning for Emergency and Disaster Management, Management of Terrorist Incidents, and Forensic Science.

Instruction students receive will include topics such as safety personnel preparation, disaster response, criminal procedures, trace evidence, forensic microscopy, terrorist response practices, and public policy overview. These courses are designed to give students a general foundation in criminal justice topics.

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    Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

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