A Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in criminal justice is earned through an undergraduate degree program that allows students to learn more about advanced and specific subjects within law enforcement. The Bachelor’s degree program in Criminal Justice often includes general education courses in order to enhance a well-rounded education. Your education will usually consist of exploring the following topics, and others:
- Juvenile justice
- The origins and development of the U.S. criminal justice system, and the issues and challenges faced by law enforcement agencies and institutions
- Learning about applied research methods and techniques used in the field
- Understanding the development of criminal law, the elements and types of criminal offenses
- The principles of criminal culpability
- Security administration
The length of the program will vary, but can take somewhere between 3-5 years.
This Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice can lead to a long and rewarding career in law enforcement.
An additional option available through The University of Phoenix (for those who are interested in technology and criminal justice) is the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration with a Cybercrimes Certificate. In this program, you will have the chance to learn about electronic evidence-gathering techniques that help you combat tech-savvy criminals anywhere.