Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice - Bachelor of Science

The mission of the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice is to provide educational and training experiences to students interested in careers in the criminal justice field, including policing, private security, private investigations, parole officers, probation officers, and crime analysts.

Students pursuing this program will have several choices in future pursuits and the goals of the program reflect these possibilities:

  1. The program seeks to prepare students to be successful candidates for admission into professional training programs in the criminal justice field, such as the federal, state, and local police academies.
  2. The program seeks to prepare students not seeking admission into professional training programs to be successful candidates for entry-level positions with private and government employers in the criminal justice field.

Students wishing to pursue employment might seek positions with job titles including Police Officer, FBI Agent, Crime Analyst, Private Investigator, and Probation Officer.

Admission Requirements

All students must minimally meet the requirements for general admission to South College. General admission to South College does not guarantee admission to the legal programs. Program admission is not granted until the following is met.

  • Successful completion of 60 hours of the required curriculum, earning the minimum grades required by the program.

Examples of courses required in the Criminal Justice program include:

  • Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • Law Enforcement Operations
  • Criminology
  • Substance Abuse
  • Court Procedure/Evidence I
  • Court Procedure/Evidence II
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Corrections
  • Criminal Investigations I
  • Criminal Investigations II
  • Organization & Administration
  • Criminal Justice Internship
  • Criminal Law
  • Research Methods in Criminal Justice
  • Diversity Issues in Criminal Justice
  • Communication for Criminal Justice Professionals
  • Constitutional Law
  • Ethics in Crime & Justice
  • Community Corrections
  • Criminal Procedures
  • Technical Writing in Criminal Justice
  • Media and Crime
  • Forensic Science
  • Special Topics in Criminal Justice
  • Patterns of Criminal Behavior

Consumer Information
* Amounts for tuition, fees, books, and supplies are subject to change. The information included here is estimated for a full-time student. *

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