Criminal Justice B.S.C.J. (on campus)

Criminal Justice B.S.C.J. (on campus)

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BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE – ON CAMPUS

Prepare for Criminal Justice Careers

Join those who serve to protect the public safety of others. You will gain a unique foundation in theology, sociology and psychology  as you study from a redemptive and ethical approach. Learn how to succeed in the criminal justice field by truly making a difference in the lives of the people you serve.

Be mentored by caring professors
Find your fit in our community
Get involved and make a difference

PREPARATION FOR LIFE

Career Potential

You will be prepared to serve in a variety of criminal justice careers, such as:

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  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • Private Detective
  • State Trooper
  • Security Officer
  • Crime Scene Investigator
  • U.S. Marshall
  • Corrections Officer
  • Court-related Employee
  • Government Agent
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Brittnee Moore

Criminal Justice major
Stafford Springs, CT

“CSU has changed my life, and coming here was one of the best decisions I have ever made.”

SKILL DEVELOPMENT

What Will You Learn?

In all of the programs at CSU, you’ll be interacting with small class sizes and professors who really care and desire to mentor you. You’ll not only receive quality academics to prepare you for your career, but discipleship to prepare you for life.

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Lead and serve in a professional capacity

Gain real-life experience through multiple supervised apprenticeships and an immersive, hands-on internship. You will get both the academic and practical training you need to excel in your career.

Build a biblically informed, restorative view of justice

Develop ethical foundations for work in a criminal justice career. You will learn to evaluate criminal justice theory, systems and ethics from a biblical worldview.

Learn about biblical counseling and psychology

Prepare to exercise compassion for hurting people through criminal justice. You will be equipped to pursue graduate studies in focused criminal justice fields after graduation.

YOUR COURSES

What You Will Study

Each of your courses will be taught from a biblical worldview, and you’ll learn with an intimate group of peers led by professors who care about your success.

All courses are three credits unless noted. Course descriptions can be found in the catalog.

First Year
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
  • First Year Experience [CSU101] – 0 credits
  • Principles of Bible Study [BI100]
  • Bible Survey [BI111]
  • Academic & Researched Writing [EN121]
  • American History I [HI205]
  • Living Well [HP101] – 1 credit
  • Speech Communication [SP100]
  • Writing Across the Disciplin [EN122]
  • American History II [HI206]
  • General Psychology [PS100]
  • Building a Biblical Lifestyle [TH120]
  • Biblical Studies Elective

This is an example of what your course schedule may look like; your actual schedule will be determined when you register.

Second Year
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
  • Theological Foundations of Justice and    Restoration [CJ211]
  • Introduction to Sociology [SO301]
  • Biblical Studies Elective
  • Free Elective
  • Free Elective
  • Law Enforcement Apprenticeship [CJ206] – 1 credit
  • Introduction to Criminal Justice [CJ214]
  • World Religions [EV220]
  • Worldviews: Humanities and Science [PH206]
  • Theology Survey [TH211]
  • Arts & Sciences Elective

This is an example of what your course schedule may look like; your actual schedule will be determined when you register.

Third Year
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
  • Criminology [CJ305]
  • Law Enforcement Apprenticeship [CJ307] – 1 credit
  • Substance Addications [PS227]
  • Abnormal Psychology [PS303]
  • Biblical Studies Elective
  • Free Elective
  • Law Enforcement Apprenticeship [CJ308] – 1 credit
  • Juvenile Justice [CJ310]
  • Systems of Correction [CJ312]
  • Physiological Psychology [SC231] – 4 credits
  • Theological Distinctives [TH308]

This is an example of what your course schedule may look like; your actual schedule will be determined when you register.

Fourth Year
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
  • Criminal Law [CJ403]
  • Ethics in Criminal Justice [CJ405]
  • Law Enforcement Apprenticeship [CJ409] – 1 credit
  • Biblical Studies Elective
  • Counseling Elective
  • Free Elective
  • Criminal Justice Management [CJ414]
  • Criminal Procedures [CJ416]
  • Criminal Justice Internship [CJ480]
  • Senior Seminar [TH480]
  • Biblical Studies Elective

This is an example of what your course schedule may look like; your actual schedule will be determined when you register.

Program Highlights
  • Work with the campus security team in four hands-on law enforcement apprenticeships.
  • Practice what you learn through an internship tailored to your criminal justice career goals and interests.
Change lives as you serve!

You will be prepared to serve in the criminal justice field with a uniquely biblical perspective. Get the tools you need to pursue a career that goes beyond simply enforcing rules to helping the hearts of hurting people.

    Meet our Faculty

    You’ll learn from professors who care deeply about you and your goals.

    A SOLID FOUNDATION FOR LIFE

    Your Priority: God's Word

    While you prepare for your career you’ll also earn a double major in Biblical Studies. At CSU, you’ll experience personal mentorship with someone who cares deeply about you and your relationship with your Creator. You’ll be challenged to think through topics and questions through a biblical worldview. Your Bible courses will lay a foundation for whatever path God has for your life.

    When you attend this Bible college, you’re getting more than just a degree—you’re getting the tools, support system and encouragement to follow Christ with your whole heart—long after graduation.

    WHY CSU?

    You want to
    choose a college:

     Where you can get prepared for your future.
     Where you will grow in your relationship with Christ.
     Where you truly find your fit.

    Students constantly say the top reason they love CSU so much is: Community. When you’re part of the CSU community, you attend class with professors who are mentors; you do life right alongside others who want to serve their Savior, and you are welcomed into lifelong friendships that last well beyond graduation.

    EXCEPTIONAL FINANCIAL VALUE

    Here's what our students actually pay: 

    (Hint—it's way less than "sticker" price! Plus, our costs continually fall below our in-state, private school competitors' actual costs.)

    A Christ-centered education is a wise investment. That's why we make biblical education as affordable as possible for students like you.

    Scholarships are for Christian character, work ethic and academics. 99% of full-time, on-campus students get free financial aid(Based on incoming class of Fall 2021)

    AVERAGE NET COST AFTER FREE AID

    $15,308

    AVERAGE FREE AID RECEIVED
    (not including loans)

    $19,042

    FIND YOUR PLACE AT CSU

    Worldwide Impact

    For more than 90 years, CSU has prepared Christ-centered, career-ready graduates to serve around the globe in a variety of ministries and careers. You'll learn from trusted professors who have a heart for Christ and desire for discipleship. You'll join a community of CSU students who are passionate about using their talents to serve Christ.

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