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Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

Kaplan University



Ideal for anyone who is looking to gain the knowledge and the skills that are needed for seeking careers in law enforcement, private security, or corrections, the online Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree from Kaplan University offers students a flexible program that will aid them in pursuing entry-level opportunities within a variety of CJ related areas.

As a student in this online criminal justice degree program, individuals will build a solid foundation in liberal arts, as well as learn how to combine this foundation with various types of research and analytical skills from the field of criminal justice.

Throughout the course of this online degree in criminal justice, students will work to:

  • 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

The field of criminal justice offers career opportunities in areas, such as homeland security and security of your local neighborhoods, schools, and businesses, public safety, and is an excellent option for anyone who is looking to develop the knowledge that is needed for earning an entry-level position within any of these areas.

Accreditation Information

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

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