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Criminal Justice

Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice

Offered both online and on-campus, the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree program at King University provides students with the knowledge of each aspect of the American justice system and the theories and research behind it. Putting an emphasis on restorative justice, King University’s criminal justice major helps students learn to reconcile conflicts by repairing the harms caused by crime.

With rigorous coursework and hands-on learning, students of the BS in Criminal Justice are well-prepared to serve the community in law enforcement, corrections, rehabilitative services, and other public services disciplines. Criminal Justice graduates can also continue their education in law school and other relevant graduate programs.

 

King University Program - Criminal Justice

Why Choose King University’s Criminal Justice Major?

Online and On-Campus Program Options

At King University, we strive to help students from all backgrounds achieve their academic and career goals. We offer the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice program both on-campus and online. Students can choose the learning format that best fits their needs and schedule. The online  Criminal Justice program is ideal for adult learners who want to maintain their full-time employment while working towards their bachelor’s degree.

Learn more about the online Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree.

A Real Resume Builder

King University’s Criminal Justice bachelor’s degree program focuses on developing students’ real-world experience and practical skills. The program provides students with the opportunities to strengthen their resumes by conducting original research in criminal justice and obtaining professional experience through internships with area agencies, facilities, law offices, and victims’ services.

Students can also participate in extracurricular activities with King’s active Forensic Science and Criminology Club to enrich their learning experience and campus life.

Restorative Justice Focus

King University’s bachelor’s in Criminal Justice degree program emphasizes the understanding of different forms of justice—from typical punitive practices to alternatives such as restorative justice. Instead of focusing on punishment only, restorative justice seeks to repair the harm that was done and restore the relationships of those involved. This is done by holding the offender accountable and giving the victim a voice in the process. 

Restorative justice combines the elements of social control with the principles of Christianity and forgiveness, which helps students to live out King’s mission to build meaningful lives of achievement and cultural transformation in Christ.

BS in Criminal Justice Program Curriculum

Criminal Justice is the study of the components of the criminal justice system and how they operate together. King University’s Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice program provides a diverse curriculum that makes the connection between justice system theories, research, and policies.   

The BS in Criminal Justice program requires students to complete a total of 124 credit hours of study. The traditional on-campus program curriculum includes 42 credits of core courses, 44 credits of major requirement courses, and 38 credits of electives.  

Though the online BS in Criminal Justice program curriculum is slightly different, both the online and on-campus courses are taught by King University’s renowned faculty.  

  • Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Procedure
  • American Systems of Corrections
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Alternatives to Justice: Restorative Justice
  • Research Methods in Criminal Justice
  • American Policing
  • Theories of Criminology

Review the BS in Criminal Justice catalog to see a full list of courses.

Students are required to complete a comprehensive examination to demonstrate their competency in criminal justice. A passing grade is required for graduation.

Careers with a Criminal Justice Degree

King University’s bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice prepares you to join the workforce in the field of criminology and criminal justice. Graduates possess the competency and credentials to pursue a wide range of careers in corrections, law enforcement, community services, law, probation, public security, and beyond. In addition, the BS in Criminal Justice also lays a solid knowledge foundation for those who want to continue their studies in law school.

Jobs for Criminal Justice Graduates
Child Protective ServicesGame Warden
Corrections officerJuvenile Services
Crime AnalystLaw Clerk
DetectiveLaw enforcement officer
Evidence TechnicianProbation and Parole
Family ServicesSecurity
Federal AgentFraud Investigation

Criminal Justice Program Requirements

The follow are required for admission to the Criminal Justice Program:

  • An application to King University 
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities previously attended
  • An official high school transcript demonstrating a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.2 on a 4.0 scale 
  • SAT or ACT scores (optional)

Review King University’s undergraduate admission requirements.

A laptop computer with Microsoft Office 365, wireless, and webcam capability is required. Microsoft Office 365 is available to all King students to load on the PC or Mac and is accessible at Office.com using their King University credentials.

Apply to the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

Pursue meaningful careers across the justice system to serve and protect the community. Apply to King University’s Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree program today! Have more questions? Contact us to learn more!

 

Faculty
Jennifer Mongold
Associate Dean, Associate Professor & Director of Program Coordination
Colette Wilcox
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice