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Advanced Start Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

Kaplan University

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Description

Kaplan University's online Advanced Start Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree is an ideal option for those individuals who have an associates or bachelor's degree, and who are looking for a program that will instill in them the knowledge and the skills that are needed for working within the field of Criminal Justice.

Created to combine the career-oriented focus of a two-year degree with the academic curriculum of a four-year program, this online degree in criminal justice will instill in its students the knowledge, communication skills, critical thinking, and technical competencies required by careers in criminal justice.

As a student in this online degree in criminal justice, students will:

  • Gain an understanding of the philosophy and development of the U.S. criminal justice system, its agencies and institutions, and the issues and challenges they face
  • Explore applied research methods and techniques used in the field
  • Examine the development of criminal law, the elements and types of criminal offenses, and the principles of criminal culpability
  • Complete a capstone project to demonstrate your ability to apply the critical thinking skills and concepts you study online to real-world criminal justice scenarios

With this online degree in criminal justice, students will be prepared for a variety of careers, from homeland security to the security of your local neighborhoods, schools, and businesses, public safety is a top concern in today's society.

Graduates of this online program will have gained the knowledge and the skills that are needed for seeking entry-level employment in the field of criminal justice, or to advance your current career in law enforcement, private security, or corrections.

Accreditation Information

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

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