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Criminal Justice Degrees at CTU Denver South

The criminal justice system has three main components: law enforcement, the court system, and corrections. These three parts work together to prevent and penalize variant behavior. For students interested in the criminal justice field, there may be other opportunities for additional career paths involving psychology, criminology, sociology or political science. Overall, criminal justice can be a fulfilling field that leverages your problem-solving and analytical thinking skills while giving you an opportunity to improve the world around you.

At CTU Denver South, students who pursue a Criminal Justice degree have the potential to learn about crime, law and the judicial process. Specifically, our courses explore topics such as behavioral science, forensics, intelligence, terrorism and management. Criminal Justice students also take advantage of our simulated Criminal Justice Lab, which includes mock crime scenes, interrogation rooms and industry-relevant forensic technology, microscopes and equipment. These assets give students hands-on experience and can help them prepare to pursue job opportunities in the field.

Our faculty are experienced teachers and bring both academic credentials and field experience to the classroom. They enjoy working with students and have a diverse array of interests, which means you may find a mentor to help you build experience in your area of interest and advise you on your educational goals.

Campus and Online Criminal Justice Programs

The Criminal Justice degree programs at CTU Denver South include:

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice (BSCJ)

CTU’s bachelor’s degree program in Criminal Justice is designed to help students prepare to pursue career paths in fields such as law enforcement operations, community policing and security management. You will have the opportunity to develop knowledge about crime, criminology, justice administration and the various organizations that address these real-world problems. Our curriculum emphasizes the development of communication, management and technical skills, and is designed to teach students how to think critically about criminal activity and how to deter crime. In addition to a general Criminal Justice degree, students may focus their study by choosing an area of concentration: Forensic Investigation, Homeland Security and Emergency Management, and Human Services. Examples of courses in our bachelor’s degree program include American Corrections, Victimology, The Laws of Evidence, and Public Administration.

Explore New Opportunities

Job growth for probation officers and correctional treatment specialists, two careers a Criminal Justice student may pursue, is based on the amount of state and local government funding for corrections.

Faster than average employment growth is projected in the field of forensic science. Based on technological advances and increasing public awareness of the importance of forensic science in crime investigations, employment of forensic science technicians, also known as crime scene investigators or forensic scientists, are expected to grow by 11% from 2021 to 2031.1

Your Degree, Your Way

At CTU Denver South, most of our students are adult learners that may have full-time jobs and families. Our students are able to combine both on-campus and online classes to accommodate their obligations outside of the classroom. Flexibility is one of the benefits of this opportunity since you’ll be able to complete your coursework in a location and at a time that best suits your schedule. By taking advantage of our blended class options, you can maintain your responsibilities and still further your education.

CTU Fast Track

For students with prior knowledge or education, the CTU Fast Track program may be a great way to accelerate the pace at which you complete your degree. With Fast Track, you can take a series of exams that test your knowledge of key course objectives. When you pass our exams, you can earn college credit. Fast Track exams enable our students to 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.

If you interested in Criminal Justice classes and degree programs at CTU Denver South, schedule an appointment with our Admissions Advisors today.

1 Forensic Science Technicians. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Retrieved from: (Visited 1/18/23). This data represents national figures and is not based on school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.

*The ability to reduce time in school and/or reduce tuition towards the full cost of a degree program depends on the number of CTU Fast Track exams successfully passed. Fast Track program credits are non-transferable. Not all programs are eligible for possible 30% reduction in time and money. Courses eligible are subject to change. Students should not rely on potential Fast Track savings or eligibility when making an enrollment decision.

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