Criminal Justice Bachelor's Degree

Become a Criminal Justice Professional

Prepare for a career making a difference with a criminal justice degree.

Criminal Justice Bachelors Degree
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Quick Facts

Total Program Credits:
180 Credits

Transfer Credits:
Transfer in up to 75% of the program
*Prior learning and work experience may count toward program credit

Program Length:
12 quarters full time
36 months with year-round classes

Employment Rate:
44% for 2012 - 2013

Salary Range:
Full-time $25,000 - $32,552

Jump-start an exciting career by earning a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice

This program will provide you with an understanding of law enforcement, judicial systems and correctional modalities, preparing you for both entry-level and advanced positions in corrections, private security, protective services and investigation.

Globe University's program also provides a foundation for supervision, management and leadership. General education requirements in the areas of communication, social science, natural science and humanities help to provide analytical and communication skills as well as a global perspective of diverse cultures. 

With a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, you can develop many marketable skills such as:

  • Professional communication
  • Technical writing skills
  • Mathematical reasoning
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Knowledge of psychology and abnormal psychology

Courses specific to criminal justice include:

  • Organizational Behavior
  • Criminology
  • Investigation: Processes and Procedures
  • Applied Ethics
  • Security: Private, Local, State and Federal Governments

You can earn a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice in as few as 36 months.

From basic knowledge of the legal system to specific skills required by employers, Globe University’s program can help you prepare for your future career.

In our bachelor of criminal justice program, you can:

  • Enjoy the flexibility of day, evening and online classes
  • Learn from criminal justice professionals
  • Take courses developed with employer input
  • Focus on hands-on, real-world experiences
  • Compare and contrast public and private security strategies
  • Evaluate the quality of multiple viewpoints, arguments and evidence and distinguish between fact and opinion
  • Exhibit social responsibility and examine the diverse cultures and value systems of our global community
  • Work with our career specialists for career search assistance

A Globe University representative will be happy to help you weigh your options. Call toll-free: 1-877-303-6060, contact college admissions or stop by any campus location with questions.


Some states, including Minnesota, require training in addition to our criminal justice degree program for employment as a peace officer (deputy sheriff, police officer or state patrol officer).

This program does not fulfill Minnesota Peace Officer Standards and Training requirements. Please check your state’s Peace Officer and Standards Training (POST) board requirements to determine eligibility for this profession.

Criminology

The objective of this course is to present students with a clear, contemporary and comprehensive analysis of criminology that encourages critical thinking about the causes of crime and crime prevention strategies. The students also analyze if crime is an individual responsibility or a symptom of a dysfunctional society.

Investigation: Processes and Procedures

This course presents modern theories and practices of criminal investigation, including preliminary investigation, related communication and reporting functions, and final court actions. Simulations and case study analyses are used to explore investigation strategies and tactics. Students evaluate appropriate uses and anticipated effects of various methods.

Probation and Parole

This class provides a view of current probation and parole procedures. It addresses controversial issues and examines strategies for balancing community safety with the cost of operating prisons. The course contrasts juvenile and adult populations while analyzing how probation and parole officers work with each.

Victimology

This course explores the incidence and effects of crime victimization in modern society. Students examine relationships between victims and offenders. The similarities and differences between the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Uniform Crime Reporting System (UCR) and the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) are discussed. Students also study the efforts of the criminal justice system to address the needs of victims. 

Here are a few examples of companies that have employed our graduates.

B.S. Criminal Justice Graduates July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2013

  • Brookings Police Department
  • Ho-Chunk Gaming
  • Justice Sanctions-La Crosse County
  • La Crosse County
  • Monroe County Shelter Care Incorporated
  • Redwood Falls Police Department 

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