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Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

Program Details

Faulkner University in Montgomery, Alabama offers a Bachelor of Arts degree with the focus on a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice degree option.  The degree program is designed for students pursuing the advanced education of law, justice, courts and corrections.  The program focuses on providing students with the Bible-centered foundation of Christian studies, while introducing students to the important concepts and understandings of criminal justice systems and liberal arts concepts.  Students wishing to pursue impressionable roles in local communities and churches are welcome to enroll in the completely online degree program to further their education and serve for the greater good.

The Criminal Justice degree will prepare students for a broad range of professional career opportunities, including working in the law enforcement and security industries, probation and parole officers, the court system, corrections procedures and juvenile delinquency.  The focused curriculum is designed for successful inpiduals to advance and earn promotions in the criminal justice field.

A Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice degree will enhance a student’s opportunities to experience the academic portion of the field of study’s full range of possible career paths.  Undergraduates will study a broad spectrum of criminal law topics including: procedures, policing, evidence collection and the penal system.  The focused concepts will enhance a student’s understanding of current and challenging social, legal and ethical issues taught with a Christian perspective. 

The criminal justice concentration develops on the already learned foundations of a traditional curriculum in addition to the core Christian concepts of spiritual formation, humility, service, and obedience.  Students will be exposed to a required set of general education courses and interdisciplinary electives.  The Bachelor of Arts program was created with the consideration of busy working professionals in need of career and education advancement.   

The Criminal Justice program is designed for students preparing for leadership roles in law, courts and corrections and paralegal industries.  The formal education will give many graduates the opportunity to provide service and guidance where any less of an education may not be allowed.  The focused curriculum ensures students and organizations the graduate’s comprehension of intrinsic Christian values and teachings, while still teaching the essential foundations of an advanced degree.    

Graduates will demonstrate a potential for ministry, a commitment to the Word of God, a desire for Christian service, and the discipline needed to succeed in the challenging professional world.  Successful graduates can seek service and fulfill career roles as professionals or leaders in the church or any organization needing the highly skilled and educated graduates of a Bachelor’s degree.


High school diploma or GED. GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale. Applicants out of school for more than 5 years are not required to submit ACT or SAT. If out of high school for less than five years, a minimum ACT score of 18 or SAT score of 1290 is required for admission. A student must be at least age 23 or older. For students under the age of 23, three reference letters must be submitted to an admissions committee at the main campus in Montgomery.

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges