Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice (BSCJ)
Whether you’re interested in law enforcement, private investigation, the legal and correctional systems, or forensics and crime scene investigation—among many other growing and technology-driven areas—CalSouthern’s criminal justice degree offers a broad-based and currently relevant curriculum. You’ll combine foundational courses such as legal procedure and criminal law with specialized and cutting-edge topics such as digital crime, forensic psychology, terrorism response, substance abuse, and white-collar crime, among many other exciting subjects.
4 Years (full-time status)
With maximum transfer credits and by taking courses simultaneously, Learners can complete the degree program in as little as 10 months. Or, Learners can proceed at a more leisurely pace and complete in six years or more.
Dr. Kathryn Hamel – Dean, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Learn More About Our Online BSCJ Degree Program
CalSouthern’s Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice features a cutting-edge and well-rounded curriculum—ideal for those wishing to enter this exciting and fast-evolving field.
It’s no wonder that online criminal justice degrees are quickly growing in popularity: it’s a fascinating and technology-driven field that presents students with an increasing number and variety of career opportunities. The comprehensive curriculum of CalSouthern’s online criminal justice degree is well-suited for students whose interests range from law enforcement (local or federal), to forensics and crime scene investigation, the legal system, corrections, security, or private investigative work, among many other areas of specialty.
CalSouthern’s Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice includes coursework covering fundamentals such as legal procedure, principles of investigation, and criminal law, but also incorporates specialized topics at the forefront of the field, including digital crime, terrorism response, and homeland security. Elective courses allow you to explore subjects including social and forensic psychology, substance abuse, and organized and white collar crime.
One of the distinguishing aspects of CalSouthern’s criminal justice degree program is that it is taught by a faculty comprised of mentors who are leading practitioners as well as gifted educators. They’ll work with you to apply the course material to real-world cases and scenarios. They’ll get to know you and help you relate the coursework to your particular interests and goals, showing you how to best utilize your life and professional experiences as well as your preferred learning style. It’s a fantastic way to learn; it makes the material come to life, and it makes it stick.
Your faculty mentors will provide you with all the guidance you need to succeed, but, at CalSouthern, you’ll be able to rely on an entire community of support, from academic advisors to the deans, as well as the entire administration, IT team and the rest of the staff. We’re responsive and dedicated to helping you achieve your educational and professional goals.
It’s something we call the CalSouthern difference, and it’s what sets us apart from other universities, both online and traditional. We hope you’ll contact us and experience it for yourself.