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Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice / Juvenile 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

The Juvenile Justice specialization allows students to focus on the unique needs of youth in today's justice system. Study sentencing, risk and needs assessment, psychology, intervention/diversion/prevention programs, communication and relationship building, and case management for juvenile offenders.


  • Evidence of high school graduation or equivalent

Accreditation & Licensing

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


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