Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

Students who select the baccalaureate program in criminal justice 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 program 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 further goal of the criminal justice program.

Upon graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, the student may pursue graduate studies or a professional career in law enforcement, corrections, parole, probation, court administration or within the juvenile justice system.


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

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice


Freshman Year

Fall Semester

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

Spring Semester

Course NameNumberCredits
CORE-ENGL The New Normal: Exploring Unstructured Problems 3
JUST1300 Theories of Crime 3
GOVT1108 American Government 3
PSYC10013 Introduction to Psychology 3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3

Credits Total: 30

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

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

Spring Semester

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

Credits Total: 30

Junior Year

Fall Semester

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

Spring Semester

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

Credits Total: 31

Senior Year

Fall Semester

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

Spring Semester

Course NameNumberCredits
JUST4901 Criminal Justice Capstone 3
Criminal Justice Elective 3
SOCI4001 Data Analysis 3
Criminal Justice Elective 3
Open Elective 3

Credits Total: 30