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Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

Program Details

Whether you’re new to criminal justice or already a professional in the field, differentiate yourself with Penn State’s online Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice—giving you the tools to lead, serve, and protect our local, state, and national interests. With Penn State World Campus you can earn your degree online, gaining the knowledge and skills that are the keys to advancement in the field of criminal justice. This is the first online program to receive the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Certification, so you can feel confident that it fits your needs and is renowned throughout the industry. Our criminal justice courses balance theoretical and practical aspects of crime control. The program prepares you for work in policing, courts, law, and corrections, as well as with crime-related populations, to start or advance your career in Protective services: FBI, U.S. Secret Service, U.S. Marshal's Office, sheriff departments, municipal/state police departments, and security/loss prevention. Law and corrections: court administration, legal aid/paralegal, delinquency prevention programs, juvenile court personnel, juvenile residential institutions, jails and prisons, and probation/parole offices. Crime-related prevention and support: shelters for abused women/children, rape crisis centers, drug & alcohol programs, halfway houses, and other crime prevention/diversion programs.

Accreditation & Licensing

Middle States Commission on Higher Education