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Online Human Services Degree

Online Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice - Human Services

Crime prevention, addiction treatment, and counseling can be as much a part of the criminal justice system as incarceration and the court system. Study these aspects of criminal justice with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice with a Human Services concentration from CTU. In this program, you could work to develop a solid foundation in law enforcement, courts, and corrections, while also focusing on a human services core with a special emphasis on working with youth. And you can also work to complete the coursework needed for professional work in chemical dependency.

Employment of social and human service assistants is projected to grow 12 percent from 2021-2031, much faster than the average for all occupations.1 The BSCJ-HS could help you prepare for this field.

The BSCJ in Human Services:

  • 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 ninth 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.

1 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Social and Human Service Assistants, at (visited January 5, 2023).

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CTU is institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission


  • January 02, 2024
  • February 06, 2024
  • March 19, 2024




  • Online
  • Colorado Springs

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  • Program Overview

    Effective August 2023, this program is no longer available for future enrollments at the Aurora Campus.

    The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice (BSCJ) with a concentration in Human Services (HS) is a 183-credit-hour program that is offered online and at the Colorado Springs campus. The program consists of 66 credit hours of general education requirements; 56 credit hours devoted to the criminal justice core; and 61 credit hours for the human services concentration.

    The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Human Services is designed for criminal justice professionals seeking to begin or advance a career in the law enforcement, corrections, or judicial fields with special emphasis on the coursework needed for professional work in chemical dependency counseling and youth services.

    *This program does not guarantee licensure; requirements vary by state.


    This program does not lead to additional licensure or certification.  As such, CTU has made no determination regarding prerequisites for licensure or certification in any state or jurisdiction.

    The mission of the College of Security Studies is to provide engaging instruction and knowledge through public service programs that align with industry relevant standards and cultivate professional competencies, critical-thinking, ethical decision-making, and cultural awareness to promote social justice.

  • Degree Requirements

    Courses: General Education
    Course Title Course Description Credit Hours
    CJUS261 Ethics in Criminal Justice 4.5
    COMS105 Interpersonal Communications 4.5
    COMS203 Speech Communications 4.5
    ENGL104 Introductory Written Communication 4.5
    ENGL105 Professional Written Communications 4.5
    GOVT201 American Government and Public Affairs 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
    PHIL101 Introduction to Ethics 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
    HUMNELE Humanities Elective 4.5
    Total Credit Hours: 66
    Courses: Core
    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
    Courses: Concentration
    Course Title Course Description Credit Hours
    CJHS300 Human Service Practice in the Criminal Justice Setting 4
    CJHS311 Study of Alcohol Use and Abuse 5
    CJHS315 Child Abuse 4
    CJHS320 Alcohol & Drug Treatment Continuum 5
    CJHS325 Drug Use and Abuse 5
    CJHS337 Ethics for the CD Counselor 5
    CJHS399 Chemical Dependency Elective - Special Topics 5
    CJHS411 Foundations of Individual Counseling 5
    CJHS421 Foundations of Group Counseling 5
    CJHS425 Introduction to Family Counseling 5
    CJHS480 CJ - Human Services Capstone 4
    PBAD301 Grant Writing Basics 4
    PSYC301 Child and Adolescent Psychopathology 5
    Total Credit Hours: 61

    Total Credit Hours: 183

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