Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
Purdue University Global

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

Requirements

  • Evidence of high school graduation or equivalent
  • Students enrolled in a criminal justice or fire science program are required to submit a criminal background check to the Purdue Global approved vendor

School Accreditation Statement

The Higher Learning Commission

Geographic Restrictions

This program is not authorized for residents of IN, MA, NH, RI, UT, or WY.