Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice

As a criminal justice major, you’ll embark on a comprehensive journey that equips you with the knowledge and tactics necessary to investigate crime and navigate the intricacies of the justice system. You’ll delve into correctional rehabilitation strategies and gain insights into the inner workings of the criminal justice system. This program goes beyond theoretical learning by incorporating practical skills training and emphasizing ethical decision-making. You will emerge from the program as a well-rounded professional prepared to handle challenging situations with tact, integrity, and efficiency.

Why Major in Criminal Justice at SAGU?

Real-World Experience and Resources

With SAGU’s Criminal Justice program, you’ll gain numerous benefits that will shape your professional journey. The comprehensive curriculum not only provides a strong foundation in criminal justice principles but also enhances practical skills and will expose you to real-world scenarios. You’ll graduate with a well-rounded, Christ-centered education, practical training, and the opportunity to pursue your career aspirations in the field of criminal justice.

The SAGU Difference

At SAGU, you will receive personalized mentorship from professors to help guide you in your coursework and professional development. You’ll be a part of a Spirit-filled community where worship is a lifestyle and the Bible is the core foundation of all learning. Here, you will be able to access the resources you need to grow your faith and build your leadership skills while being encouraged by faculty, staff, and your peers as you follow God’s calling in your life.

Affordability and Value

We believe students should focus on their futures, not their finances. That’s why we strive to offer affordable tuition along with generous financial aid packages. In fact, 90% of our students receive financial aid. If you need information on available grants and scholarships, our financial aid counselors are here to guide you every step of the way.

Exemplary Online Program

As an online student, you can pursue SAGU’s bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and get the same rigorous, Biblically-based education in a flexible format that works for you. Our faculty are experts in online learning, and they’ll ensure you stay on track to graduate. Network with classmates from across the country as part of our online community, and access helpful online resources from SAGU.

Our online program also allows you to graduate more quickly. In 2020, we were ranked by as having one of the fastest online bachelor’s degrees in the nation. We offer the option of two seven-week sessions within a traditional semester. You can also take online courses in the summer so you can progress towards degree completion throughout the entire year.

Learn more about SAGU’s online degree options

What You’ll Learn in the Criminal Justice Degree Program

The Criminal Justice degree program is designed to equip you with basic foundations, concepts, theories and skills in criminal justice interfaced with a Christian perspective in order to prepare you for various criminal justice vocations and graduate studies in the field.

General Education Studies

You’ll complete 51 hours of general education studies, which will include 18 hours of Biblical studies, for a well-rounded college education. These courses will give you the speaking, writing, and critical thinking skills you need to communicate and solve problems in your future vocation.

Major Studies

Develop your educational and leadership skills with your coursework as a Criminal Justice major. Major studies (45 hours) will include classes such as:

  • Ethics in Criminal Justice
  • Criminal Investigation
  • Constitutional Law
  • Theories of Criminology
  • Criminal Justice Administration
View the SAGU Catalog for course descriptions

Careers and Outcomes for Criminal Justice Graduates

With the wide range of roles available, you can find a job that is a good fit for your unique interests, skills, talents, and salary expectations:

Your Criminal Justice degree prepares you for career possibilities that include:

  • CIA Agent
  • Computer Forensics Investigator
  • Crime Scene Investigator
  • DEA Agent
  • Fish and Game Warden
  • Homicide Detective
  • Private Detective
  • Secret Service Agent

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Strengthen Your Faith and Biblical Knowledge through SAGU’s Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice.

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