Program Overview

One of Crown’s upper-level educational programs is the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice.  The primary objective of the Criminal Justice program is to investigate diverse social, political, legal, and ethical concerns embedded in complex criminal justice issues with a Christian perspective.  Students may use the foundational curriculum to pursue careers in juvenile justice, security, probation, corrections, youth work, or the court systems.  

The goal of the Criminal Justice program is to give students the necessary and relevant knowledge to apply in a multitude of justice and enforcement situations and organizations.  The online degree program may be combined with the Disaster and Emergency Management degree program to strategically reflect real-world situations and opportunities.  Completions of the complementary programs offer students an even greater option for personal and professional career growth.

This program allows adult learners and professionals the flexibility to earn a valuable degree while still fulfilling previous obligations.  In addition to the strong core curriculum, the faculty members are dedicated to promoting and nurturing leadership styles that will contribute to meaningful and effective organizations.  The educators bring real world ministry experience to the classroom, as well as leadership experience to best apply practical understanding of the diverse roles graduates may acquire in different settings.

Students who complete the B.S. in Criminal Justice degree program should have the capability to pursue a wide and exciting variety of job possibilities post-graduation.  Through the program, graduates should have been equipped to investigate the nature and causes of crime, while learning how a faith focus, strong family setting, stable communities, effective schools and reduced violence and poverty can contribute to crime, as well as its prevention.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Association for Biblical Higher Education, Commission on Accreditation

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

    School Overview

    Crown College is a private not-for-profit, four-year institution of higher education, affiliated with the Christ and Missionary Alliance Church and located in Saint Bonifacius, Minnesota. Founded in 1916, Crown College built a mission and curriculum around the motto, “Called to serve. Prepared to lead.” The college initially enrolled four students who wanted to study the bible. Quickly, it developed into a training institution and then progressed into the St. Paul Bible Institute just a few short years later. Through the years, the college gained a solid reputation as a leading school in Christian education. In 1992 the name was changed to Crown College.

    Crown College offers undergraduate degree programs and awards both associate’s and bachelor’s degrees. Furthermore, Crown offers online courses, managed through the School of Online Studies & Graduate School for added flexibility and convenience. Online associate’s degrees feature programs in business, Christian ministry, and general studies. Students can enroll in online bachelor’s programs, including but not limited to business administration, Christian ministry, and general/liberal studies. Crown College also offers online graduate degree programs.


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