Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice (On Campus & Online)

Students who select the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice program will profit from a curriculum which is balanced among the broad areas of study represented by criminal justice, the social sciences, general education courses, and elective courses.

In general, the Criminal Justice degree seeks to enhance critical thinking abilities, communication skills, and the ability to conceptualize complex problems. Advanced courses help the student to process and apply information reliably while developing skills in research methodology. Understanding the history, philosophy, and organization of the agencies of criminal justice, together with an opportunity for practical experience in one or more of them, is a goal of the program.

Upon graduation, criminal justice students may pursue graduate studies or a professional career in law enforcement, corrections, parole, probation, court administration, or within the juvenile justice system.

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Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, Concentration in Homeland Security

The Becker College homeland security concentration studies program will produce graduates prepared for careers in law enforcement, firefighting, government, law, emergency response and management, and research. Courses in the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, Concentration in Homeland Security program focus on an in-depth understanding of motivations and trends, threat assessment, information security, leadership, public policy planning, preparedness, and response. Students receive interdisciplinary training in advanced research into causes and management techniques, learning a wide range of skills necessary to anticipate, understand, and deal with incidents of terrorism. Courses in U.S. history and constitutional law and policy are also provided to prepare students for dealing with domestic threats.

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Admissions Requirements

The School of Graduate and Professional Studies offers a rolling admission process; applications are accepted throughout the year.

Requirements include:

  • Completed signed application
  • Prior college credit(s) earned; copy of official college transcript(s) required
  • No previous college experience; proof of high school diploma or GED required
  • Assessment Testing may be required

If you have any questions or need any assistance you can contact us at gps@becker.edu or 508.373.9500.