Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Juvenile Justice Specialization
Our Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice online program can enable you to meet this need and propel your career in the broad field of criminal justice.
The Criminal Justice education that our program offers is for law enforcement practitioners seeking to enhance their career potential, for those in other occupations looking to make a change, and for high school graduates preparing for a future in the criminal justice field. Our Criminal Justice classes are designed to offer comprehensive, relevant, practitioner-oriented preparation for this dynamic, rapidly growing profession.
Students may choose one of five specializations:
Corrections: Study the correctional systems designed to protect the public from convicted offenders, as well as ways to rehabilitate and integrate this group back into society.
Crime Scene Investigation: Learn about the cornerstones of crime solving. Focus on collecting and preserving physical evidence at a crime scene, understanding the functions of a crime laboratory, and reconstructing crime scenes.
Cyber Crime: Become familiar with one of the fastest-growing areas of criminal justice, which focuses on the recovery of digital information that has been used to commit crimes ranging from identity theft and embezzlement to cyber stalking and homicide.
Law Enforcement: Prepare to protect the public and serve on the front lines of homeland security by learning about law enforcement operations, criminal law and investigation, and terrorism and homeland security.
Juvenile Justice: Learn the triggers to juvenile justice problems while you focus on juvenile protection, rehabilitation and incarceration.
Graduates with Criminal Justice degrees will be prepared for entry-level positions or to apply their understanding of law enforcement, criminology, the judicial process, juvenile justice, corrections, and criminal law to their current job.
||High school diploma or equivalent (GED).
|Credit Transfer Restrictions
||The majority of credits toward any graduate or
post-graduate degree program must be earned
at South University. Credit for transfer work
will be given if the courses were taken at an
accredited collegiate institution, the course is
equivalent to courses offered at South Univer-
sity, and the course carries a grade of “B” or
better. All transfer credit will be reviewed and
approved by the Dean, College of Business,
and the Department Chair of the respective
academic department. Students may transfer
up to three courses.