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Criminal Justice Degrees at CTU Colorado Springs

The Criminal Justice sector offers a wide range of opportunities for students who want to contribute to their community, and a degree in Criminal Justice may help prepare students for professions in law enforcement, the court system and corrections.1 With so many different roles available in the Criminal Justice field, you may just discover an opportunity that you had never previously considered.

At CTU Colorado Springs, students who pursue a Criminal Justice degree have the opportunity to study everything from research methods and statistics to criminal law and corrections. You can also gain a working knowledge of how the courts, corrections institutions and law enforcement agencies function. Criminal Justice students may also enjoy our Criminal Justice Lab, which features mock crime scenes, interrogation rooms and state of the art microscopes and equipment – all designed to provide students with hands-on experience in various Criminal Justice fields.

Our faculty has extensive experience in criminal justice, law enforcement, juvenile justice, social justice and corrections. CTU has developed a curriculum that provides students with a broad understanding of criminal law and the criminal justice system as well as real-life practices, including law enforcement technology.

Criminal Justice Education on Campus

The Criminal Justice degree programs at CTU Colorado Springs include:

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

Our bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice provides students the opportunity to develop the necessary communication skills and technical knowledge to pursue leadership responsibilities within the criminal justice field. The core curriculum provides students with the chance to establish a broad foundation in the areas of corrections, administration of justice, criminological theory, law adjudication and law enforcement. In addition to general Criminal Justice classes, 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. Examples of courses in our bachelor’s degree program include Victimology, Criminal Law and Social Psychology.

Master of Science in Criminal Justice

CTU’s master’s degree in Criminal Justice program is designed for professionals seeking advanced skills related to law enforcement, corrections and the court systems. This program is structured to help students develop the knowledge base and skills necessary for professional opportunities in policy development, planning and decision-making in the criminal justice system. The curriculum also strives to help students prepare for leadership and teaching roles in criminal justice settings. In addition to a general Criminal Justice classes, CTU Colorado Springs also offers students the option to concentrate in Homeland Security. Examples of courses you may take in the master’s degree program include Court Services Management, Law Enforcement Management, and Corrections Management.

Doctor of Management – Criminal Justice

For those looking to refine their management skills in the Criminal Justice field, CTU offers a Doctor of Management with a Criminal Justice (DM-CJ) concentration. This comprehensive program is designed to foster leadership skills and encourage the professional development of those with a professional or educational background in Criminal Justice.

The DM-CJ degree program combines mentoring from CTU faculty, action research and practical projects to help Criminal Justice professionals develop Criminal Justice management expertise. Doctoral students also attend Doctoral Symposia, which give students the opportunity to participate in workshops led by subject matter experts, meet with their student cohort and CTU doctoral staff, discuss challenges and learn more about research and scholarship in the Criminal Justice field.

Convenient Course Schedules

At CTU Colorado Springs, you can take a combination of both on-campus and online classes to meet your Criminal Justice degree requirements. For those students who have full-time jobs, blended class options may allow you to continue working while also working towards your degree. Also, if you are an active military member, you may enjoy knowing that with blended class options, you can continue your education regardless of where you’re stationed.

The Fast Track

The CTU Fast Track™ program is one option for students with prior knowledge in required courses who want to complete their degree program requirements at a more rapid pace. With Fast Track, you can take a series of tests designed to assess your knowledge of crucial course objectives. If you pass, you can earn college credit for your prior knowledge and complete your degree program quicker. By passing a CTU Fast TrackTM exam, you can save up to 30% in time and money. As an added bonus, Fast Track exams are available at no extra cost to all CTU students.

Are you interested in Criminal Justice classes at CTU Colorado Springs? Schedule an appointment today.


1. Roufa, Timothy. “What Can You Do With a Degree in Criminal Justice?” Retrieved from: https://www.thebalance.com/what-can-you-do-with-a-criminal-justice-degree-974612 (Visited 11/29/17)

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