Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

A Degree That Serves You and the Community

This program is offered on Campus and Online.

You strive to be honorable and fair in every aspect of your life. You value the integrity of the law and are committed to leading by example. With a criminal justice degree from Post University, you can be prepared for criminal justice jobs in the Federal Marshals Office; FBI; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms; Department of Homeland Security; or IRS. You may also seek employment or career advancement as a U.S. Postal Police officer, courtroom security officer, corporate security officer, or state/federal corrections employee. Many of our graduates go on to pursue their master’s or law degree at Post University to advance their criminal justice career.

Program Highlights
As a student in this program, you will develop skills in report writing, finger-printing, and crime scene documentation. You will gain well-rounded knowledge in the areas of law enforcement, forensic science, corporate security, criminal investigation, and corrections, including probation, parole, and imprisonment. Through in-class discussions and off-site learning opportunities, you will:

  • Examine the structure of the American criminal justice system and branches of government, their functions and how they interrelate with juvenile and adult proceedings
  • Analyze and apply the U.S. Constitution to contemporary issues in criminal justice
  • Assess theories relating to the causation of crime and criminal activity and identify the categories of crimes, penalties and their defenses
  • Demonstrate an understanding of ethical and professional responsibility
  • Develop and demonstrate effective communication on a college level to write and articulate criminal justice principles in the field
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Though not required, we encourage and aid you in your search for internships that will grant you hands-on access to work in the field. Our students have found opportunities with the FBI, local and municipal police departments, forensic labs, courthouses, and nonprofits that serve as diversionary programs through court support services.

At Post University, we understand you have responsibilities you can’t put on hold while you attend school — and you don’t have to. We offer 100 percent online courses to fit your schedule, or you can take classes at our Waterbury, Connecticut.

Unlike other online criminal justice schools, though you will study in an interactive environment, you will never be alone. As soon as you enroll, you will receive one-on-one support from our experienced faculty and a dedicated academic advisor. They can answer your questions and help you tailor your degree to your career goals with one of our unique concentrations in growing areas of the criminal justice field.



Law Enforcement
This concentration provides an introduction to the core areas of law enforcement, including juvenile justice, police administration and management, and white collar crime.

Legal Studies
Students in this concentration will gain an understanding of the fundamental principles of law through and analysis of the role and function of the American legal system. Graduates will have the knowledge needed to pursue careers in areas like court reporting or paralegal … or, potentially, apply to law school.

Emergency Management & Homeland Security
In this concentration, you will study the four phases of emergency management: mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. You will also gain a historical awareness of terrorism, particularly within the United States and its interests abroad, and an understanding of ongoing efforts to secure the homeland.

Correctional Counseling
This concentration is a combination of disciplines: Coursework gives equal focus to criminal justice, sociology and human services and how they integrate with the correctional field.

This concentration focuses on the theories, history, functions and management of correctional institutions and communities along with prisoners’ rights with the impact of these practices on the criminal justice system.

Turn your commitment to justice into a career. Contact us to enroll in Post University’s on-campus or online criminal justice degree program today.



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