Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

Interested in working in criminal justice?

Our bachelor of science in criminal justice degree completion program is available through online courses — an ideal setup for adult learning. The curriculum prepares you for a career in the field of law enforcement or criminology.

Campus

Pfeiffer’s criminal justice degree completion program, in the division of arts and sciences, is offered online. The program is designed for working adults who desire flexibility and convenience.

Curriculum

Core Courses (24 SH)

  • CRIM 202  Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • CRIM 205  Introduction to Criminology
  • CRIM 206  Corrections
  • CRIM 220  Ethics in Criminal Justice
  • CRIM 240  Law Enforcement Operations
  • CRIM 311 Criminal Law
  • CRIM 365 Forensic Evidence
  • CRIM 520  Senior Seminar in Criminal Justice

Interdisciplinary Electives (24 SH)

  • ACCT 337 Forensic Accounting
  • BIOL 211N General Biology I
  • BIOL 323 Forensic Science (WI)
  • BMAL 251 Business Law I
  • BMAL 371 Organizational Behavior
  • COMM 200S Public Speaking
  • COMM 311S Intercultural Communication
  • COMM 350 Relational Communication
  • COMM 355S Diversity Issues in a Global Context
  • COMM 360 Organizational Communication
  • COMM 414 Conflict Transformation (WI)
  • COMP 440 Cybersecurity I
  • CRIM 203 Criminal Investigations
  • CRIM 204 Juvenile Justice
  • CRIM 207 Criminal Justice in Society
  • CRIM 222 Criminal Justice Administration
  • CRIM 295 BLET Program & Certification
  • CRIM 313 Disaster Mgmt & Planning
  • CRIM 340 Introduction to Emergency Mgmt
  • CRIM 345 Homeland Security
  • CRIM 425 White Collar Crime Investigation
  • CRIM 442 Terrorism
  • CRIM 495 Current Topics – may complete two (2) different topics
  • PLSC 205 Intro to National Security Law
  • PLSC 207 International Terrorism
  • PLSC 306 Int’l Intelligence & Espionage
  • PLSC 307 Law and Society
  • PLSC 411 Constitutional Law I – Powers
  • PLSC 412 Constitutional Law II – Rights
  • PSYC 202S Introduction to Psychology
  • PSYC 225 Social Psychology
  • PSYC 295 Developmental Psychology
  • PSYC 305 Abnormal Psychology (WI)
  • PSYC 425 Counseling
  • SOCY 201S Introduction to Sociology
  • SOCY 204 Social Problems
  • SOCY 315 Spanish for the Professions
  • SOCY 450 Race & Ethnic Relations
  • SOCY 499 Social Science Internship (3 or 6 SH)
  • SPAN 101G, 102G, 210 or 211 (6 SH)

For descriptions of courses, visit the academic catalog.

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

Careers

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. 

Contact

Have questions? Just ask!
(704) 521-9116
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