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Colorado Technical University

Colorado Technical University


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BS in Criminal Justice

The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice (BSCJ) degree program focuses on the study of the dimensions and causes of crime and delinquency. Its goal is to provide you with a sophisticated understanding of the operations of society's system to contain crime. The BSCJ degree program is also designed to provide you with a solid foundation in law enforcement, the courts and corrections. The program's inclusion of interpersonal skills and management skills can prepare you for positions of responsibility and leadership within the criminal justice community and related professions.

What skills can I learn?

Students who successfully complete the BSCJ degree program should be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate in written and verbal modes of communication.
  • Show the ability to formulate and resolve complex problems independently and creatively.
  • Work in the criminology arena and identify causes of crime, typologies, offenders and victims.
  • Operate within the juvenile justice process.
  • Apply knowledge of law adjudication, including criminal law, prosecution, defense, court procedures and legal decision-making.
  • Work in the area of corrections and parole, including incarceration, community-based corrections and treatment of offenders.

What are some possible career opportunities?

The BSCJ degree can help prepare you for federal agency work in such career fields as customs agent, immigration and naturalization agent, probation and parole case manager, fish and wildlife agent, law enforcement, dispatcher, corrections officer, case manager, adult court services agent, juvenile court services agent, child abuse investigator, victim services advocate, legal assistant, evidence technician, court officer or records supervisor. A degree in criminal justice is a great foundation for law school.

Additional education and/or experience may be required for some positions.

Built-in CTU Academic Certificates

The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree program includes the following built-in Academic Certificates:

  • Corrections Technician
  • Crime Scene Investigation
  • Domestic Violence
  • Juvenile Delinquency and Victim Services
  • Law Enforcement Skills
  • Legal Studies and Court Process
  • Management Essentials
  • Professional Communication

These CTU Academic Certificates can be earned without additional courses.

Program offered is a Bachelor Degree.

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Colorado Technical University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges. Additional information is available at 312-263-0456 or www.ncahigherlearningcommission.org.

*The 17-month Bachelor's degree assumes that all Associate-level requirements have been met through an Associate degree or the equivalent. Program length varies by program.

**CTU's Virtual Campus was recognized as "Best of the Best" in the Education and Academia category of the 2009 Computerworld Honors Program.

CTU does not guarantee employment or salary.