Program Overview

For students who wish to earn the skills and knowledge to enter or strengthen their potential for such careers options as federal and state-level law enforcement, prisons, and probations, the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from King University is an ideal program. An online-based program, this Bachelor’s degree provides flexibility and support for hard-working students with hectic schedules. King University gives its graduates a strong basis to aid them in entering the job market or going on to further their education. This program is aimed in part at working professionals, helping to supplement prior knowledge in order to strengthen individuals as a whole. Focusing on aspects such as restorative justice and repairing victim and offender relationships, this BS prepares its graduates for a contextual and empathetic knowledge necessary to succeed in the field of criminal justice.

In order to complete this BS, students must complete a total of 48 credits within the criminal justice program, supplementing the total of 124 credit hours required to graduate from King University. Students will be instructed in a variety of subjects, including theories of criminology, ethics and justice, criminal law and procedure, and American policing, to name but a few. In these courses, students will learn about the importance of collecting and preserving evidence, the statistics found in criminal justice research, and the examination of real-life solutions to problems; students gain useful skills they can apply to their current or future careers. Those enrolled must also complete the required CRJU 1500: Introduction to Criminal Justice course and the Major Field Assessment Test (MFAT), administered at the end of the program.

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    Degree Level: Bachelor Completion

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    King University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate and masters degrees.

    Requirements

    Applicants must have an Associate’s degree or 60 hours of credit from King University or an accredited institution, while having maintained a 2.2 GPA. Transfer work must have been completed with a final grade of C- or better and is weighed and accepted depending on the institution’s accreditation, quality, and program relevance; up to 88 credits may be accepted.

    School Overview

    King University is a four-year private school located in Bristol, Tennessee. The Holston Presbytery established King College in 1867 to be a Presbyterian College, naming the school after Reverend James King, who donated 25 acres of land for the campus. King outgrew its small campus and moved to its new 135-acre location about 2 miles from downtown Bristol. In 2013, King College changed its name to King University.

    King University offers undergraduate majors, minors, pre-professional degrees and concentrations in fields such as business, digital media, nursing, forensic science, education, and humanities. Graduate programs are offered in business administration, nursing, and education. Some degrees are available online. These courses are delivered 100% online and do not require any on-premises learning.

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