Criminal Justice Overview
If you'd like a career which lets you blend your interest in crime, security, investigation, law enforcement, and technology ... and if you have a desire to improve community safety, then our Criminal Justice program could be the right choice for you. Criminal Justice is a growing field in today's society. Our program prepares graduates for opportunities in:
- Homeland Security
- Border Protection
- Law Enforcement Agencies from the local to federal levels
- Fraud Investigation
- Public and Private Security (including Workplace Security and Surveillance)
The program focuses on providing the graduate the ability to:
- Understand the policies and procedures of law enforcement.
- Understand the legal system and court structure.
- Gain knowledge of security and surveillance principles.
- Work with technology to investigate, solve, track, and deter crime.
In 2.5 years, you can earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice. An Associate Degree program is also available which prepares the graduate for entry level employment in the Criminal Justice field.
For more information about this program and its outcomes, please see the program description in the University Catalog. Criminal Justice Program Description
What You Can Learn in Criminal JusticeThe Criminal Justice program focuses on real world application of criminological principles. Criminal Justice professionals are the front line advocates of Constitutional Rights and community and national safety. These individuals also assist with the investigation, prosecution and sentencing of perpetrators of offenses committed in both the tangible and cyber realm.
The curriculum provides graduates with knowledge and skills in:
- Law Enforcement, Security, Surveillance, and Investigations
- Juvenile Justice
- Courtroom Procedures
- Anti-Terrorism and Homeland Security Functions
Where You Can Go in Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice graduates are employed in a variety of areas such as:
- Police Officer
- State Trooper
- Community Corrections
- Federal Officer / Investigative Positions Including those related to FBI, CIA, DEA, and TSA (Federal Air Marshall and Transportation Security Officer)
- Insurance Investigation
- Border Patrol
- U.S. Customs
- Private Security
- Juvenile Justice
- Clerk of Court or Law Firms
- Park Ranger
Future Possible Careers for This Program
|43.0104||Criminal Justice/Safety Studies|
|33-1011.00||First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional Officers|
|33-1012.00||First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives|
Time frame: July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012 Award Year 2011-12
How long will it take to complete this program?
The program is designed to take 31 months to complete.
85% of graduates from this program finish in this time.
The median time for graduates to complete this program is 27 months.
What is the total cost of this program for me?
At ECPI University, programs are competitively priced and are designed to help you achieve your goals. Through our year-round schedule, you could earn your Bachelor's degree in 2.5 years. That can give you the edge over students at other colleges who might still be attending class.
|Program Cost/Tuition Chart|
|Books & Supplies||$2,280.00|
|Tuition and Fees||$50,750.00|
Foundation course requirements can result in additional costs and increase the time to graduation. Actual cost may vary depending on actual time to graduate, and subject to any necessary tuition increases. (for all programs and schools)
Time frame: July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012 Award Year 2011-12.
What are my financing options to pay for the program?
In addition to any grant and scholarship aid for which they are eligible, graduates used loans to finance their education. The median debt for program graduates is:
|Federal Median Loans||$24,879|
|Private Median Loans||$0.00|
|Institutional Median Loans||$0.00|