Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

Faulkner University’s Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree-completion program is specifically designed for the current professional seeking a credential to propel their career through greater understanding and enhanced practice. Curriculum enhances field knowledge in criminal justice areas, including law enforcement, corrections, legal and private security and also supports professional development through continued learning.

Program Objectives

The bachelor’s degree is the credential you need to take your career where you want it to go. It serves as an academic foundation for further learning, including entrance into graduate programs and law school.

Program Design

Faulkner University takes a moral and ethical instructional approach to the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree curriculum and emphasizes law enforcement, private security, corrections and pre-law. Faculty members are more than experts in the classroom; they are respected experts in the criminal justice field who deliver practical curriculum for real-world challenges.

The BCJ is a 120-hour degree program where students transfer in 66 hours of general education credits and take the remaining 54 hours of program content with Faulkner. The 54 hours of upper-level courses can be completed in three semesters, allowing transfer students to accelerate their degree program. Students can also choose between the fully online or hybrid learning format based on their academic needs. The degree program is divided into six, eight-week modules. Additionally, professionals with law enforcement and corrections minimum standards certification can earn academic credit toward the 66 hours of general education (core) requirements for the degree. Students without 66 credits to transfer in may complete the needed classes online at Faulkner to qualify for the program.

*Module 1 Module 2 Module 3
  • BCJ 3312: CJ & WWW
  • **BCJ 4301: Criminalistics
  • BCJ 4303: CJ Ethics
  • BCJ 2331: Criminal Law
  • BCJ 3301: Criminology
  • **BCJ 4307: Research Methods
  • BCJ 3309: Terrorism
  • BCJ 3310: Corrections
  • **BCJ 4306: Criminal Behavior Analysis
Module 4 Module 5 Module 6
  • BCJ 3304: Juvenile Justice
  • BCJ 3313: Cultural Diversity
  • **BCJ 4303: Interview and Interrogation
  • **BCJ 3305: Constitutional Law
  • BCJ 3306: Private Security
  • BCJ 3324: Crisis Management
  • BCJ 3309: First Line Supervision
  • BCJ 4302: Courts
  • **BCJ 4305: Special Issues

* Courses are offered in both a hybrid format and fully online. Classes are offered once per year. Students can enter the program in modules 1 (August), 3 (January) or 5 (April) and complete the rotation from the point of entry.

**These courses are offered both on-ground and online. Therefore, students can take the entire series online or in the aforementioned hybrid format.

Prospective students enrolling in the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice program must meet the following admission requirements:

  • A high school diploma or GED. You must provide transcripts from all institutions attended.
  • A minimum overall GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Applicants out of school for more than 5 years are not required to submit ACT or SAT. Applicants out of school within the last 5 years must submit ACT or SAT. A minimum score of 18 on the ACT or 1290 on the SAT is required.
  • A student must be at least age 23 or older. For students under the age of 23, three reference letters must be submitted to an admissions committee at the main campus in Montgomery.
  1. Submit a completed online application.
  2. Complete and print the Official Transcript Request form and submit it to all previously attended schools with the appropriate fee.