Liberty University offers a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree to interested students. This particular degree has a concentration in Crime Scene Investigation, which involves an understanding of law enforcement and the criminal justice system. Students will develop analytical and scientific skills throughout the duration of this program, as well as additional abilities relating to forensics and law.
Students will need to complete a total of 120 credit hours in this program. If transferring credits from another institution, Liberty asks students to take at least 30 hours through Liberty in order to earn their degree. The 120 total credit hours involve Core Competency Requirements, Major courses, Christian Life & Thought, Electives, and Skills & Knowledge. In the Major courses, 12 hours are dedicated to the Cognate sections, which involve the concentration’s main courses. These classes are: Introduction to Forensics, Crime Scene Photography, Crime Scene Management, and Computer & Cyber Forensics.
Those who are entering this program with experience from an accredited police academy may be able to use their successful completion from the academy as credit towards their degree. Upon graduation, students may wish to explore careers as a crime scene technician, crime scene investigator, criminalist, senior forensic analyst, or forensic project coordinator.
Liberty University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. This is the regional accrediting body for southern states.
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