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Criminal Justice B.S. (online)

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Bachelor of Science – Online

Prepare for Criminal Justice Careers

Join those who serve to protect the public safety of others. You’ll be prepared for careers in law enforcement, courts and corrective systems. You will gain a unique foundation in theology, sociology and psychology from a redemptive, ethical and service-minded approach to the field.

Life after CSU

Career Potential 

You will be prepared to protect the safety of others in various roles, such as:

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

 

Julie Everhart

BS Counseling (2000), MS Counseling
Newfield NY

I knew I wanted to go to Clarks Summit because I loved it as an undergrad. I knew the biblical foundation was there. I researched other schools, but bar none, it was the best.

About Your Program

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.

Lead and serve in a professional capacity

Choose from electives in subjects that interest you to be prepared for the various aspects of your future criminal justice career.

Develop a restorative view of justice

You will engage with a spectrum of criminal justice skills from a biblical perspective, preparing you to make a difference in the lives of those you serve.

Foundational and advanced levels of life sciences

Gain a biblical understanding of counseling and psychology. You will be equipped to pursue graduate studies in focused criminal justice fields after graduation.

Your Courses

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 3 credits unless noted.
Course Descriptions can be found in the catalog

Bible and Theology Core
  • Principles of Bible Study [BI100]
  • Bible Survey [BI111]
  • World Religions [EV220]
  • Building a Biblical Lifestyle [TH120]
  • Theology Survey [TH211]
  • Theological Distinctives [TH308]
  • Senior Seminar [TH480]
  • Biblical Studies Electives – 9 credits

This is an example of what your course list may look like. You and your advisor will choose your courses within your program to meet your goals.

Arts and Sciences Core
  • Academic and Researched Writing [EN121]
  • Writing Across the Disciplines [EN122]
  • Living Well [HP101] – 1 credit
  • Worldviews: Humanities and Science [PH206]
  • General Psychology [PS100]
  • Arts & Science Electives – 18 credits
  • History Core Elective
  • Humanities Elective
  • Math or Science Elective

This is an example of what your course list may look like. You and your advisor will choose your courses within your program to meet your goals.

Criminal Justice
  • Theological Foundations of Justice and Restoration [CJ211]
  • Introduction to Criminal Justice [CJ214]
  • Criminology [CJ305]
  • Juvenile Justice [CJ310]
  • Systems of Corrections [CJ312]
  • Criminal Law [CJ403]
  • Ethics in Criminal Justice [CJ405]
  • Criminal Justice Management [CJ414]
  • Criminal Procedures [CJ416]
  • Substance Addictions [PS227]

This is an example of what your course list may look like. You and your advisor will choose your courses within your program to meet your goals.

Electives
  • Free Electives – 21 credits

This is an example of what your course list may look like. You and your advisor will choose your courses within your program to meet your goals.

Online Program
Start Dates

August 15, 2022
October 17, 2022
January 9, 2023
March 6, 2023

 

 

Program Highlights 

  • Prepare for graduate studies in focused criminal justice fields.
  • Easily transfer many of your previous collegiate studies.
  • Earn your degree completely online!

Protect and change lives.

Pursue a career that goes beyond simply enforcing a set of rules to helping the hearts of hurting people through restorative justice.

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Why CSU?

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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.

Take the next step

Reaching your goals for your life, career and ministry starts with taking the next step. Learn how your online studies can become a reality—all with a biblical worldview.

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