Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

Maintaining the safety of our communities depends upon those who are dedicated to careers in criminal justice. These individuals have strong problem-solving skills, a passion for serving others, and a desire to make our society better.

Becker College offers the following bachelor degrees and programs in criminal justice:

    • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
    • Homeland Security Concentration

These programs focus on the structural and theoretical facets of the American justice system. Each concentration is designed to prepare students to step into significant professional careers in the fields of criminal justice.


For more information about the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, call 877.523.2537 or email admissions@becker.edu.


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Learning Outcomes:

  • Describe the administration of justice with specialized knowledge of related content areas including, but not limited to, police, courts, and corrections.
  • Identify the theories of crime causation, responses to crime, and the implications and application for public policy.
  • Identify and describe legal and ethical constraints, their implications for criminal justice decision and policy makers, and the effects of diversity awareness in the administration of criminal justice.
  • Interpret, analyze, and draw conclusions from qualitative and quantitative data in a social science context and communicate effectively using scholarly sources on topics relating to social problems and criminal justice.
  • Apply learned theory to practical application by participation in related course work and an internship.

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice


Freshman Courses

Fall Semester

Course NameNumberCredits
Criminal Justice Systems and Process JUST1100 3
Managing Transitions CORE1001 3
Criminal Law LGLS2102 3
Math Elective 3
Introduction to Sociology SOCI1001 3

Spring Semester

Course NameNumberCredits
The New Normal: Exploring Unstructured Problems CORE-ENGL 3
Theories of Crime JUST1300 3
American Government GOVT1108 3
Introduction to Psychology PSYC1001 3
Humanities OR Fine Arts Elective 3

Credits Total: 30

Sophomore Courses

Fall Semester

Course NameNumberCredits
Crisis Intervention JUST2202 3
Corrections Systems and Process JUST2203 3
Writing about Literature ENGL1003 3
Criminology SOCI2001 3
Criminal Procedure and Evidence JUST3200 3

Spring Semester

Course NameNumberCredits
Police and the Community JUST2207 3
Humanities OR Fine Arts Elective 3
Developing an Entrepreneurial Mindset CORE3100 3
Criminal Justice Elective 3
Open Elective 3

Credits Total: 30

Junior Courses

Fall Semester

Course NameNumberCredits
Criminal Justice Internship or Criminal Justice Elective JUST3900 3
Topics in Law and Society LGLS3200 3
Victimology and Victim Services JUST2204 3
Criminal Justice Elective 3
Science Elective with Lab 4

Spring Semester

Course NameNumberCredits
Criminal Justice Internship or Criminal Justice Elective JUST3902 3
Deviance and Social Control SOCI3200 3
General Education Elective 3
American Constitutional Law GOVT4100 3
Open Elective 3

Credits Total: 31

Senior Courses

Fall Semester

Course NameNumberCredits
Open Elective 3
Ethics and Professionalism in Criminal Justice JUST4505 3
Data Analysis SOCI4001 3
Criminal Justice Elective 3
Open Elective 3

Spring Semester

Course NameNumberCredits
Criminal Justice Capstone JUST4901 3
Criminal Justice Elective 3
Criminal Justice Elective 3
Open Elective 3
Open Elective 3

Credits Total: 30