College of Criminal Justice

About the College of Criminal Justice

Welcome to the College of Criminal Justice. Through the College, you are offered the opportunity to work with criminal justice professionals who want to help you achieve your professional goals in the criminal justice field or in work associated with criminal justice. Criminal justice is a dynamic field of study. You will engage in hands-on learning of current techniques and technology while also keeping an eye on emerging in-field trends. Everything we do is evaluated and geared towards preparing you to be a successful student and competitive in the employment process.

  1. Why ECPI Criminal Justice?
  2. Do you want an interactive and experiential learning experience?
  3. Do you want to learn from credentialed, subject matter experts who have practiced or are practicing in CJ career fields?
  4. Do you want to work alongside other passionate and professional minded students?
  5. Do you want to have the opportunity to earn low cost, professional certifications while you are in school?
  6. Do you want to learn in a community of support?

A Curriculum for the Realities of In Field CJ Careers

ECPI University criminal justice faculty work tirelessly to keep your CJ courses, and the content within, up to date with current strategies, technologies and issues that are meaningful to the current and future work environments. CJ Program Directors formally and regularly meet with in-field criminal justice professionals to discuss new trends in the field and ensure that your courses and training are on the forefront of meeting the needs of modern, forward thinking criminal justice employers and CJ associated employers.

Accelerated Education

ECPI University offers accelerated, flexible, course scheduling to aid you in reaching your academic goals faster. The flexible scheduling provides you with options to help balance your social life, work and academics. The Bachelor’s Degree can be earned in 2.5 years.

Assistance When You Need It

One of the most significant advantages of attending ECPI University’s College of Criminal Justice is the intentionally small class enrollment sizes. This College strategy provides you with an opportunity to seek one on one assistance from faculty. Our faculty can get to know you and are able to help you with your career considerations.


Criminal justice students are encouraged to experience the work of their intended employment prior to graduation. ECPI University has developed relationships with criminal justice employers that offer externships. An externship is an ideal opportunity to use and reinforce the skills, knowledge and abilities that you have gained through the College of Criminal Justice in an actual career setting.


Professional criminal justice certifications are offered to prepare you for increased success in seeking career employment. The University works with you to prepare you for the certification process and provides discounts on certification exams.

Career Services

Career services begin at orientation. You learn how to write a resume and cover letter, how to conduct yourself in an interview, and how to develop a job search strategy. When graduation draws near and its time to put that hard work into practice, career advisors are always available to coach you and help hone your skills so you can put your best foot forward.