Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice - General
If you’re interested in a career path in both law and order, a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from CTU could be a good place to start. Whether you’re already employed in this sector or looking to get started, the BSCJ program is designed to help you prepare for a career in law enforcement, corrections, or judicial fields. You can work to develop a solid foundation in the administration of justice, corrections, criminological theory, law adjudication, and law enforcement with an emphasis on the development of communication skills, technical knowledge, and professional skills.
The BSCJ General Track:
- Allows you to choose your electives to tailor your courses to your interests.
- Has CTU Fast Track™ exams available - a series of mini modules designed to test your knowledge of key course objectives, offering the opportunity to earn college credit for what you already know
- Is ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs by U.S. News & World Report for the fifth year in a row*
At CTU, students come first. Our flexible online course schedules are designed to help you to build a class schedule around your schedule. And with grants and scholarships available for those who qualify, a degree from CTU can be both achievable and affordable. Learn more below or fill out the form to speak with an admissions advisor.
* CTU’s Online Bachelor’s programs are ranked among the Best by U.S. News and World Report.
Relevant Institutional/Programmatic Accreditation
CTU is institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission www.hlcommission.org
- October 01, 2019
- November 12, 2019
- January 07, 2020
- Colorado Springs
- Aurora (Denver Area)
Courses: General Education
Course Title Course Description Credit Hours CJUS261 Ethics in Criminal Justice 4.5 COMS201 Technical and Professional Writing 4.5 COMS105 Interpersonal Communication 4.5 or COMS203 Speech Communications 4.5 ENGL104 Introductory Written Communication 4.5 ENGL105 Professional Written Communications 4.5 HIST101 Modern American History: 1950 to the 21st Century 4.5 MATH102 Introduction to College Math 4.5 MATH106 Algebra for Business 4.5 POLS101 Introduction to Political Science 4.5 PSYC102 Introductory Psychology 4.5 SCI101 Introduction to the Sciences 4.5 SCI103 Science and Technology- Laboratory Course 1.5 SCI201 Environmental Science and Sustainability 4.5 SCI203 Environmental Science and Sustainability - Laboratory Course 1.5 SOCL102 Introductory Sociology 4.5 UNIV104 Academic and Career Success 4.5 Total Credit Hours: 66
Course Title Course Description Credit Hours CJUS141 Introduction to Criminal Justice 4 CJUS201 Law Enforcement Operations and Report Writing 4 CJUS254 Introduction to Homeland Security 4 CJUS263 American Corrections 4 CJUS280 Victimology 4 CJUS285 Juvenile Delinquency 4 CJUS290 Criminal Law 4 CJUS343 Criminology 4 CJUS375 Criminal Procedure 4 CJUS440 The Laws of Evidence 4 PBAD201 Public Administration 4 PSYC210 Social Psychology 4 PSYC337 Abnormal Psychology in the Workplace 4 UNIV201 Career Planning and Management 4 Total Credit Hours: 56
Course Title Course Description Credit Hours CJFI360 Introduction to Criminalistics 4 CJUS430 Data Analysis in Criminal Justice 4 CJUS448 Criminal Investigation 4 CJUS460 Interview and Interrogation 4 CJUS484 Criminal Justice Capstone 4 Select 40 credit hours of electives from the list below 40 Total Credit Hours: 60
Courses: Elective Choices
Course Title Course Description Credit Hours CJFI430 Medico-Legal Death Investigations 4 CJUS275 Security Management 4 CJHS311 Study of Alcohol Use and Abuse 5 CJHS315 Child Abuse 4 CJUS350 Community Corrections 4 CJUS352 Community Policing 4 CJUS354 Criminal Courts 4 CJUS356 Loss Prevention 4 CJUS360 Legal Elements of Fraud 4 CJUS380 White Collar and Financial Crimes 4 CJUS385 Fraud Prevention & Deterrence 4 CJUS420 Family and Domestic Violence 4 CJUS422 Probation and Parole 4 CJUS424 Constitutional Law 4 CJUS434 Terrorism and Organized Crime 4 CJUS450 Forensic Criminology 4 CJHS470 Sex Crimes 4 LANG100 Survival Spanish 4 PSYC436 Introduction to Criminal Profiling 4 SOCL325 Licit and Illicit Drugs 4
Total Credit Hours: 182
Estimate Tuition and Grad Date
Total tuition for this degree program will vary depending on your educational needs, existing experience, and other factors.Estimate your costs, potential savings and graduation date
Ways to Save
Cost of this degree may be reduced based on one or more of the following:
- Active duty military status (see the tuition tab for details)
- Number of CTU Fast Track™ courses successfully passed
- Number of credits transferred and accepted from other institutions
- Eligibility for a Corporate Alliances Grant (check with your CTU Admissions Advisor)
- Tuition Reimbursement (talk to your HR Manager)
- Grants or scholarships at CTU
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.
Where do I go from here?
Choosing to continue your education is a big decision and we're here to help. Choose one of the options below to get started.
Submit your details and speak to an admissions advisor within the next day:
Submit a no-fee online application. An advisor will get in touch after your application is received to schedule an interview (required before enrolling):
Program details are provided after the form.