The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice is designed to provide you with a solid foundation in criminal justice and a broad liberal arts education to help prepare you for a new career or advancement within the field.* The Web-based baccalaureate program is taught by faculty who bring years of experience in the criminal justice field and help you build your professional skills and knowledge. A greater number of opportunities in the field call for a degree,† and a bachelor’s degree could better position you for entry, advancement, and lateral moves within several criminal justice areas, including these areas of specialization: crime scene investigation, forensic psychology, homeland security, juvenile justice, and law enforcement.
Kaplan University aims to provide you with a degree plan that is a direct and relevant path to your career goals while helping you save time and money. To that end, you could earn credit for eligible prior learning and work experience, which could shorten your path to a degree.‡ At Kaplan University, you can pursue your education goals and develop the confidence and knowledge to help drive change in your life and open the door to new career opportunities.
Focus on enhancing your ability to identify and interact with mentally ill individuals, intervene in crisis situations, and understand the impact of crime on its victims and the community. As a graduate, you may qualify to pursue positions within police departments and law enforcement agencies, as well as opportunities in social services and the judicial system.*
*Kaplan University cannot guarantee employment or career advancement. Additional police academy training may be required for law enforcement jobs.
†Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012–2013 Edition, Protective Services Occupations, on the Internet at www.bls.gov/ooh/protective-service/home.htm.
‡Kaplan University does not guarantee the transferability of credit. See the University Catalog for the Prior Learning Assessment Policy.
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Kaplan University is regionally accredited. See the Kaplan University website for details.
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20,000 and above
Quarter Schedule (Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer)
All of your courses and programs at Kaplan University can be completed online.
Windows XP/Vista/7 OR Mac OS X. 10 GB hard-drive space. 1024 x 768 monitor with a 16-bit or greater video card. DVD-ROM drive or CD-ROM. Sound card with speakers and microphone. Microsoft Office 2003+. IE 7.0+ OR Firefox 3.013+. High speed Internet.
One of the greatest benefits of being online is that there are no geographical boundaries. This benefits the student in many ways, from convenience to a better selection of instructors to practical knowledge in many different areas.
There are no on-campus requirements.
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