Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
Lewis University

Program Details

One of the country’s largest programs of its kind, Lewis University’s Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice provides a lens through which students see the bigger picture of criminal and social justice and what it means to live in a truly just society. They're able to accomplish this because their courses are taught by well-respected experts with actual field experience. The result is a greater understanding of the real-world issues, policies and procedures that directly impact today’s professionals. The innovative curriculum includes topics of:

  • Understanding the causal factors of crime
  • Use of excessive force
  • Criminology/corrections
  • Juvenile justice policies
  • Domestic violence/mandatory arrest ethical issues
  • The revitalization of community-oriented policing
  • Balanced focus on social justice for a broader understanding of the modern justice system
  • The importance of partnership and building trust between the community and the legal system
  • Learning to write effectively for procedural efficiency and career advancement
  • Legal and procedural courses taught exclusively by professional attorneys


  • Must be a sworn officer
  • Must possess a High School Diploma or GED
  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Submit official transcripts from all colleges attended (2.0/4.0 GPA)

School Accreditation Statement

The Higher Learning Commission