Liberty University’s Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice program with a concentration in Juvenile Justice is designed for individuals interested in working with youth corrections in their community. Students will learn the skills required to serve, protect, and become a positive influence in society, as well as understand the relationship between the criminal justice system and the community. This degree shows students how to work with youth on the local, state, or federal juvenile justice system levels. Some of the abilities that may be developed in this program are cultural and sociological diversity, professional correctional procedures, and understanding of current relevant information.
This program asks students to complete a total of 120 credit hours. Of these hours, 30 must be taken through Liberty, and 24 hours of the major must be taken through Liberty, if students are transferring credits into this program. Some students may also be eligible for credit for life experience. Such credit may be given for proof of successful completion from an accredited police academy, or some forms of military experience.
Some of the courses in which enrolled students will participate include Juvenile Justice, Juvenile Corrections, and Delinquency and Crime Prevention. These courses aim to show students the abilities required to work in criminal justice, as well as what to expect while working in this field. After successfully earning this degree, students may be able to pursue careers in youth correctional officer casework, outreach coordinators, juvenile probation officers, or youth service workers/coordinators.
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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