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Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

Interested in working in criminal justice?

Our bachelor of science in criminal justice degree completion program can be taken through a combination of on-campus and online courses — an ideal setup for adult learning. The curriculum prepares you for a career in the field of law enforcement or criminology.

For more information, read the criminal justice program one sheet.

Printable curriculum sheet

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Pfeiffer’s criminal justice degree completion program, in the division of arts and sciences, is available at the Charlotte campus, online and through a combination of both.


Core Courses (30 SH)

  • CRIM 202  Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • CRIM 205  Introduction to Criminology
  • CRIM 206  Corrections Justice
  • CRIM 215  Criminal Law I: Substantive
  • CRIM 220  Ethics in Criminal Justice
  • CRIM 240  Law Enforcement Operations
  • CRIM 305  Criminal Law II: Procedural
  • CRIM 390  Research Methods in Criminal
  • CRIM 520  Senior Seminar in Criminal Justice
  • BMAL 311 Business Statistics


Financial Fraud and Fraud Examination Concentration (15 SH):

  • FFFE 425 White Collar Crime Investigations
  • FFFE 501 Senior Seminar I
  • FFFE 502 Senior Seminar II
  • FFFE 507 Forensic Accounting
  • COMP 110 Introduction to CIS

Homeland Security Concentration (15 SH):

  • CRIM 222 Criminal Justice Administration
  • CRIM 340 Emergency Management
  • CRIM 345 Homeland Security
  • CRIM 442 Terrorism
  • PLSC 405 Public Policy

Pre-Law Concentration  (15 SH):

  • PLSC 225 Introduction to Law
  • PLSC 307 Law and Society
  • PLSC 405 Public Policy
  • PLSC 411 Constitutional Law I
  • PLSC 412 Constitutional Law II

For descriptions of courses, visit the academic catalog.

Admission Requirements

Please submit the following:

  • Application for Admission and non-refundable application fee.
  • Copies of official transcripts from all colleges/universities you have attended are required.
  • If you have applied for financial aid, the financial aid transcript must be submitted to the Office of Financial Aid.

Prior Learning Credits

There are several ways to get credit for previous educational experience and/or knowledge in a subject. Review our prior learning credits policy on the admissions page. 

Tuition & Fees

Click here for current tuition and fees. Contact an admissions advisor about financial aid and scholarship opportunities


Work in a law enforcement career as a corrections officer, substance abuse counselor, parole officer or criminologist. Interested in fraud investigation or a government position dealing with security issues? A degree in criminal justice opens many doors.

Ready to get started? Apply now. 


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