Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

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At Faulkner University, in Montgomery, Alabama, we offer a learning experience that is unique because of our dedication to Christian moral values and ethics. In an ever-changing world, we are steadfast in our faith, which guides us in educating the whole person. Our commitment to excellence, character, and service allows our students to receive the very best instruction while earning one of more than 70 available degrees.

For students interested in careers in law enforcement, corrections, private security, and legal professions, we offer a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice that provides the essential knowledge and experience for entering these exciting criminal justice fields. The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice is also an excellent foundation for those who are considering law school in the future.

Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice

The Faulkner University Department of Criminal Justice and Legal Studies offers a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice that’s designed for students who wish to seek employment with criminal justice organizations and law enforcement agencies. Courses are taught by criminal justice faculty who can offer expertise to our students because of their real-world experience working in various criminal justice fields. Our faculty is recognized by peers for their knowledge and effectiveness as instructors.

Our curriculum integrates Christian ethical and moral perspectives with the typical values systems associated with criminal justice and provides a broad-based program of study, including topics that are essential for entering the wide range of fields associated with criminal justice systems.

A Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree requires a total of 122 credit hours consisting of 50 credit hours of core curriculum, including Christian literacy, cultural heritage literacy, information and communication literacy, mathematics and scientific literacy, and personal and social literacy; 54 credit hours of professional literacy, including criminal justice courses and criminal justice electives; and 18 credit hours of general electives.

In addition to studying the basics, such as criminology, criminal law, and criminal justice ethics, you’ll find exciting criminal justice electives, which cover topics geared toward your field of choice, such as fingerprinting, juvenile justice, private security, terrorism, criminal behavior analysis, and more.

Accelerated Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice for Adults

In addition to the typical four-year undergraduate program, Faulkner University offers an accelerated bachelor’s degree in criminal justice for adults who have completed at least two years of college coursework prior to enrolling at Faulkner University. The one-year program consists of six eight-week modules taken over three semesters. These courses can be taken fully online or through our online hybrid program, which combines on-site and remote learning. The adult program for earning the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice is geared toward those who are 23 and older, including those who are already employed in law enforcement, corrections, legal fields, and private security. The program grants academic credit for the minimum standards certification in law enforcement and corrections.

The Faulkner University Difference

Faulkner University is committed to Christian values, ethics, and learning. We provide education that is rooted in intellect, character, and service.

We offer day, night, and weekend classes to accommodate our students’ busy schedules, and continue to add more online and hybrid learning options to meet the needs of our students.

Earn Your Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Faulkner University

If you think a career in law enforcement, corrections, private security, or law is your calling, a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Faulkner University in Montgomery, Alabama, will give you the foundation and credentials you need to enter into these exciting and personally rewarding professions. Contact us today for more information on how to enroll, or use our admissions portal, which is designed to help you get started based on your current status as a high school student, adult student, prospective law student, or prospective grad student.