Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

The criminal justice sector offers a wide range of opportunities for students who want to contribute to their community. Options like law enforcement operations, community policing, and security management all serve society. The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree program emphasizes the development of communication and professional skills, and technical knowledge that may help students prepare for leadership roles within the criminal justice community.

To help students prepare for the diverse needs of the criminal justice system, the core BSCJ curriculum provides students with the opportunity to establish a broad foundation in the areas of corrections, administration of justice, criminological theory, law adjudication, and law enforcement. In addition to a general Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree, students may focus their study by choosing one of four areas of concentration, including cybercrime and security, forensic investigation, homeland security and emergency management, and human services.

CTU’s online bachelor’s degree programs were ranked among the Best Online Programs by U.S. News and World Report.*.

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CTU is institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission www.hlcommission.org

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    Online | Denver | Colorado Springs

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    Cost of this degree may be reduced based on one or more of the following:

    Students in CTU bachelor's degree programs may bring a wealth of knowledge to the classroom. CTU Fast Track™ lets students earn college credit for what they already know. As a result, students can complete their degree up to 30% faster. Just as important, by passing multiple Fast Track exams, students can save up to 30% on tuition because they won’t have to pay for the classes they test out of. There’s no additional cost for the exams and no penalty if a student fails to pass.*

    Take a look at the list of current Fast Track courses and see how many courses you may be able to earn credit for.

    *The ability to reduce time in school and/or reduce tuition depends on the number of Fast Track™ tests successfully passed. Fast Track™ program credits are unlikely to transfer. Not all programs are eligible for possible 30% reduction in time and money. Courses eligible subject to change.

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