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Bachelors of Criminal Justice

Program Details

Oakland City University offers a Bachelor’s of Criminal Justice Degree that is well suited for students who seek positions in the criminal justice field. Enrolled students gain skills and knowledge that are highly valuable in this career field. Students who graduate with this degree often pursue law school or a graduate degree in criminology or criminal justice. Crisis management, community policing, criminal law, and victimology are a few of many topics that students will become experts in when completing this degree. The Bachelor’s of Criminal Justice Degree is beneficial for those who are already in the field or those who wish to enter this career with a high quality education.

The Bachelor’s of Criminal Justice Degree Program consists of 120 credit hours that may be completed in as little as 18 months. Students must complete foundational core coursework, criminal justice coursework, and elective courses. Criminal Justice course topics that students will explore during their studies include intro to criminal justice, Introduction to Law Enforcement, Community Policing, Criminal & Procedures I & II, Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice, Introduction to Forensic Science, Juvenile Justice, Victimology, Crisis Management, Police Administration & Organization, Drugs & Criminal Justice, Criminological Theory, Statistics in Criminal Justice, Community Corrections, and Comparative Justice. These courses are designed to ensure that students are well prepared to further their education and obtain employment in positions within the criminal justice career field.

All courses for this program are available online. This online learning environment provides flexibility for enrolled students who are employed or have other obligations. Time management, word processing skills, and a reliable internet connection are very important for students who enroll in this degree program. Courses for this program can be started every 5 weeks throughout the year.

Accreditation & Licensing

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission