Bachelor of Science: Criminal Justice

As the need for public safety continues to grow, so do the opportunities for a variety of careers in criminal justice. Through a multi-disciplinary approach, eVersity equips criminal justice graduates with marketable job skills in police practice and management, juvenile justice, and the legal system. Make an impact at the local, state, or federal level by learning to uphold and enforce the laws that protect lives.

Career Highlights

Job Outlook

Employment of private detectives and investigators is projected to grow 11% by 2022. -U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2014

Potential Occupations

  • Protective Services
  • Law Enforcement
  • Private and Corporate Security

Earning Potential

Annual median wages begin at $53,990. -U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2014

Curriculum

Major

Criminal Justice

  • CRJU 1023: Intro to Criminal Justice
  • CRJU 2003: Juvenile Justice
  • CRJU 2013: Corrections
  • CRJU 2023: Foundations of Research Methods
  • CRJU 2033: Policing in America
  • CRJU 2053: Judicial Process
  • CRJU 2073: Legal Research
  • CRJU 2083: Police Methods
  • CRJU 2093: Criminal Justice Administration
  • CRJU 3003: Procedural Law
  • CRJU 3023: Criminal Law
  • CRJU 3033: Criminology
  • CRJU 3043: Youth Gangs and Delinquency
  • CRJU 3063: Legal Aspects of Corrections
  • CRJU 3073: Community Corrections
  • CRJU 3093: Criminalistics
  • CRJU 3113: Criminal Justice Ethics

Mathematics

  • MATH 2103: Statistics

Core

Biology

  • BIOL 1004: Life Science I
  • BIOL 1104: Life Science II

Economics

  • ECON 2103: Macroeconomics

English

  • ENGL 1013: English Composition I
  • ENGL 2023: Technical Writing

eVersity Engage

  • EVSY 1001: eVersity Engage

Mathematics

  • MATH 1113: Quantitative Literacy

Philosophy

  • PHIL 1003: Logic and Critical Thinking

  • PHIL 2003: Professional Ethics

Political Science

  • PLSC 2003: US Government and Society

Psychology

  • PSYC 1103: Intro to Psychology

Sociology

  • SOCI 1013: Intro to Sociology

In addition to the courses listed above, students seeking a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice will also complete 30 elective hours.

The eVersity Difference

Balanced Schedule

By focusing on one course at a time, for six weeks, and taking a week off before starting the next course, you can easily clock out of your job and log in to your career. With seven start dates per year, back to school can happen in any season.

Affordable Quality

As a not-for-profit institution, we work hard to keep our operating costs low so we can keep your tuition low. In fact, we offer one of the lowest per-credit-hour tuition costs in the U.S. Where we invest our resources is in your education. Our University of Arkansas System faculty have a wealth of experience specializing in our areas of study.

Transferable Credits

We accept college-level courses in transfer from all accredited colleges and universities recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Appropriate college-level credit earned at international universities may also be eligible for transfer. Talk to an enrollment specialist for details.

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