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Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

Program Details

The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice program at Purdue University Global combines professional skills training with courses designed to help you develop a solid foundation of criminal justice knowledge. In this program you will have an opportunity to study:

  • The philosophy and development of the U.S. criminal justice system, its agencies and institutions, and issues and challenges
  • Applied research methods and techniques used in the field
  • The development of criminal law, elements and types of criminal offenses, and principles of criminal culpability

As part of this program, students will also have the opportunity to complete a capstone project to demonstrate the ability to apply the critical-thinking skills and concepts studied online to real-world criminal justice scenarios. Developing specialized skills in a specific area of criminal justice can help set you apart from other applicants in today's competitive job market. Customize your curriculum with electives in one of the following concentrations:

  • Crime Scene Investigation
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Homeland Security
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Law Enforcement


  • Evidence of high school graduation or equivalent

Accreditation & Licensing

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


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