The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice program is designed to offer a level of academic study that provides the student with a solid foundation in criminal justice and a broad liberal arts knowledge base. The baccalaureate program is designed to combine the professional skills of various specialized areas of criminal justice with research and analytical skills.
The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice program is ideal for students who seek a practice-based program designed to enhance a student’s qualifications to pursue more challenging responsibilities in criminal justice agencies and corporations.
Graduates of this program may seek employment opportunities in various criminal justice environments such as law enforcement, courts, adult and juvenile corrections, corporate security, public safety, loss prevention, private protective services or investigations, or community- based programs and services. It should be noted that some positions may require additional academy training and experience.
This program is designed to prepare graduates to pursue employment in the field, or for jobs in related fields, the specific job titles of which may not be represented in the program title. Although Kaplan University will assist students with job placement, finding a job is the individual responsibility of the student. The University does not guarantee that any student will be placed in any particular job, eligible for job advancement opportunities, or employed at all.
While the program is designed to prepare graduates to pursue continued graduate-level education, the University cannot guarantee that students will be granted admission to any graduate programs.
The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice program consists of a minimum of 180 quarter credit hours. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be awarded a bachelor of science degree.