Criminal Justice Bachelor's Degree

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Graduates of the SBBCollege criminal justice bachelor's degree program will be prepared to address a range of problems in criminal justice with specific focus on law enforcement, corrections, investigation, juvenile justice, the criminal court system, and private security.

Our Criminal Justice bachelor's degree program prepares students for criminal justice positions in a wide range of business, industry, and government organizations. Courses emphasize practical application along with theoretical knowledge to create a strong basis for succeeding in criminal justice and related fields.

Students will also gain ethical awareness, general administrative skills, and technical abilities as part of their criminal justice bachelor's degree.

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Criminal Justice Courses

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Courses in the curriculum will cover:

  • Several areas of law including legal terminology
  • Ethical practices and procedures in the criminal justice field, including measuring consequences
  • Interviewing and investigative techniques – evidence identification/collection and crime scene preservation
  • Overview of police procedures and the study of criminal behavior
  • Criminal investigation report writing emphasizing style, research, and techniques for complete and precise reporting
  • Both federal and state court systems – explore and analyze court cases
  • Common traits and characteristics of deviant behavior – human behavior that may lead to criminal activity
  • Comprehensive study of white collar and financial crime, including consumer fraud, environmental crime, corporate fraud and computer crime
  • Theories of violence – the victims and the offenders
  • Functions and services provided by Homeland Security – focusing on terrorism, its effects on society and an insight into the Intelligence system
  • Responsibilities and issues faced by correctional administration – criminal sanctions, program/services for criminals, prison staff responsibilities
  • Understanding of diversity and multi-cultural specifics for law enforcement – terrorism/disaster preparedness and racial profiling are covered
  • Understanding the world of organized crime – historical data and the effects on society
  • Comprehensive study of the technology used in law enforcement and the criminal justice environment – computer science, wireless technology, networks, wiretaps, tracking/surveillance and high-tech crime
  • Understanding the juvenile justice system– the dynamics which cause juvenile crime and the effect of the system on the juvenile offender

Criminal Justice Careers

Graduates of the SBBCollege Criminal Justice bachelor's degree program will be ready to enter the workforce in a variety of areas, including law enforcement, immigration, homeland security, probation, security services, and forensics. Positions will be found at the local, state, or federal levels as well as in the private sector. These job outlook statistics were provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS): Private Detective or Investigator, expected Growth: 21%, Probation Officer, expected Growth: 18%, Correctional Officer or Jailor, expected Growth: 5%, Social Worker, expected Growth: 25%.

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Areas of opportunity:

  • Inspector General
  • Investigator
  • Juvenile Court Counselor
  • Loss Prevention Manager
  • Probation Officer
  • Youth Advocate

Industry areas:

  • Airports
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Department of Corrections
  • Government Offices
  • Law Enforcement Agencies
  • Private Security
  • Probation Department
  • Social Service Agencies

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Our admissions associates are ready to talk to you about how our criminal justice bachelor's degree program can help to shape your future career. They can discuss the program in detail, talk you through the application process and let you know about the finance options that are available.

We have programs that can meet your needs and suit your circumstances. Don’t delay; contact our admissions department now for more details about how SBBCollege can change your life forever!

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Degree programs in criminal justice are not designed to be academy training programs for law enforcement. While organizations may accept these degrees as a foundation for employment, it's likely that additional requirements such as academy or specialized training, mental and physical examinations, background checks, and age restrictions will be required.

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  • Financial aid for those who qualify
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