Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice - General

Colorado Technical University’s Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice - general degree program is designed to provide a foundation of knowledge applicable to a broad range of criminal justice roles and responsibilities. The core courses in this program focus on a number of substantive areas relevant to the field of criminal justice, including: law enforcement operations, criminology, criminal law, criminal procedure, criminal justice ethics, corrections, criminal investigation and evidence.

Relevant Institutional/Programmatic Accreditation
CTU is institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission www.hlcommission.org

  • Classes start

  • Total Credits 

    182
  • Program Availability

    Online | Colorado Springs | Denver

Program Details

Courses
Related Degrees
Outcomes
  • Courses

    Degree Requirements

    Courses: General Education
    CJUS261Ethics in Criminal Justice4.5
    ENGL101Composition and Critical Thinking4.5
    ENGL103Composition: Writing and Research4.5
    COMS201Technical and Professional Writing4.5
    COMS203Speech Communications4.5
    IT102Computers and Information Technology Literacy4.5
    GOVT201American Government and Public Affairs4.5
    MATH102Introduction to College Math4.5
    MATH106Algebra for Business4.5
    PSYC102Introductory Psychology4.5
    SCI101Introduction to the Sciences4.5
    SCI103Science and Technology- Laboratory Course1.5
    SCI201Environmental Science and Sustainability4.5
    SCI203Environmental Science and Sustainability - Laboratory Course1.5
    SOCL102Introductory Sociology4.5
    UNIV104Academic and Career Success4.5
    Total Credit Hours:66
    Courses: Core
    CJUS141Introduction to Criminal Justice4
    CJUS201Law Enforcement Operations and Report Writing4
    CJUS254Introduction to Homeland Security4
    CJUS263American Corrections4
    CJUS280Victimology4
    CJUS285Juvenile Delinquency4
    CJUS290Criminal Law4
    CJUS343Criminology4
    CJUS375Criminal Procedure4
    CJUS440The Laws of Evidence4
    PBAD201Public Administration4
    PSYC210Social Psychology4
    PSYC337Abnormal Psychology in the Workplace4
    UNIV201Career Planning and Management4
    Total Credit Hours:56
    Courses: Concentration
    CJFI360Introduction to Criminalistics4
    CJUS430Data Analysis in Criminal Justice4
    CJUS448Criminal Investigation4
    CJUS460Interview and Interrogation4
     
    CJUS475Internship4
    or
    CJUS484Criminal Justice Capstone4
     
    ELESelect 40 credit hours of electives from the list below40
    Total Credit Hours:60

    note that all courses are not offered at all campuses. Consult with your academic advisor.

    Courses: Elective Choices
    CJFI430Medico-Legal Death Investigations4
    CJUS275Security Management4
    CJHS311Study of Alcohol Use and Abuse5
    CJHS315Child Abuse4
    CJUS350Community Corrections4
    CJUS352Community Policing4
    CJUS354Criminal Courts4
    CJUS356Loss Prevention4
    CJUS360Legal Elements of Fraud4
    CJUS380White Collar and Financial Crimes4
    CJUS385Fraud Prevention & Deterrence4
    CJUS420Family and Domestic Violence4
    CJUS422Probation and Parole4
    CJUS424Constitutional Law4
    CJUS434Terrorism and Organized Crime4
    CJUS450Forensic Criminology4
    CJHS470Sex Crimes4
    LANG100Survival Spanish4
    PSYC436Introduction to Criminal Profiling4
    SOCL325Licit and Illicit Drugs4

    Total Credit Hours: 182

  • Related Degrees

  • Outcomes

    If you want to achieve more in your career, you have to own every opportunity— starting with the right Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree. Potential career paths for those who earn a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice – General include:2

    • Compliance Manager
    • Security Manager
    • Senior Program Manager
    • Program Manager
    • Project Administrator
    • Project Leader
    • Laboratory Manager
    • Team Leader
    • Project Lead
    Headset icon Request more information now

Gainful Employment and Other Student Disclosures

Below you can find placement rates and other information tailored to your chosen campus and program. Certain disclosures are published on this website to assist students in understanding the facts about their programs.

Program Disclosure Information for:
-- Select Campus above --

 

Employment Rates:

Select a campus for rate information.

 

- Graduation Rate

Select a campus for rate information.

Learn More 

Need help choosing the right degree program?

Request Information Chat Now

Click here to learn more about the US News recognition and prestigious ranking for Colorado Technical University’s online programs.

1Students may be required to complete some or all coursework for the program via Virtual Campus.

2http://burning-glass.com/job-market-data/; The career titles are provided by Burning Glass. These results are based upon an analysis of over 7 million current job listings compiled from over 17,000 sources – the world’s most comprehensive repository of job openings. Students who earn this degree should not view this list as exhaustive and are not limited to only these options post-graduation. Some career titles listed above may not be entry-level and may require further education or job experience.