Program Overview

California Baptist University offers a Bachelor of Science completion degree in Criminal Justice. The curriculum is 49 units: nine units of lower core courses, 33 credits of upper  requirements, and 7 units of additional required courses. Additionally, all students must meet the perquisite courses prior to enrolling in Criminal Justice courses. These courses are: Composition, Intermediate Composition, and Intermediate Algebra. All students are to complete CST 100 and meet the Upper Christian Studies requirements. It is preferred that applicants have a minimum of 24 transferrable units. The program has eight-week sessions, which allows students to complete their degree in as little as 16 months.

The curriculum at California Baptist is quite unique; students are also encouraged to grow personally, professionally, and spiritually. Students develop strong moral character while developing a strong background in criminal justice. The Criminal Justice curriculum integrates the faith-based mission of California Baptist University with ethics, justice, and special topics related to criminal justice; all of the courses integrate Christian values and principles. Students will develop strong critical thinking skills, and deepen their understanding of the law and how to uphold the laws. The faculty is composed of professionals in the criminal justice field. They teach students with the current industry standards and provide students with invaluable insight and knowledge.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor Completion

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree:

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission

    Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Accredited


    Minimum GPA of 2.0
    24 transferrable units preferred

    School Overview

    California Baptist University, founded in 1950, stands on 130 plus acres in Riverside, California, and continues to promote a "Christ-centered educational experience" based on founding principles. By the 1980s, the school began conferring graduate students. Today, the private, not-for-profit four-year CBU offers undergraduate majors and concentrations, along with graduate programs.

    Students enrolling in degrees through CBU Online and Professional Studies will find necessary support mechanisms in place. Asynchronous assignments for online classes can be accessed 24/7 and professional faculty communicate with students in engaging environments delivered via platforms.


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