Criminal Justice (Bachelor's)

Criminal Justice (Bachelor's)

Bachelor's Degree

The online bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice is designed to provide a multidimensional framework in law enforcement, criminal law, corrections, the criminal court system and private security that will allow successful students to select from a wide range of employment opportunities upon completion. The curriculum includes course work in those areas, along with courses designed to hone computer skills for technical expertise in the 21st century justice system.

While additional police academy training may be necessary for law enforcement positions, the Criminal Justice bachelor's degree program from Virginia College will help you prepare for a variety of criminal justice positions including courtroom administrator, private security officer, probation or parole officer, juvenile delinquency case manager, corrections officer and more.

Upon graduation from this program, students should be able to:

  • Document the entire criminal justice process from law enforcement to the administration of justice through corrections
  • Identify the effects of substantive and procedural law on individuals within the criminal justice system
  • Explain the nature and extent of crime in the United States and theories of causation
  • Describe the philosophical and historical foundations of corrections in America
  • Classify the safety and security of business enterprises as they relate to private, retail and industrial aspects
  • Analyze the principles, techniques, strategies, theory and scope of criminal investigations
  • Trace the historical development and current structure of local, state and federal court systems

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Virginia College is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools. Learn more about our online bachelor degree in criminal justice by completing our Request More Information form or by calling us toll free at 888-827-7770.

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