Criminal Justice Bachelor

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice Overview

Looking for a career where you can make a real difference? There is no more noble profession than keeping your fellow citizens free from harm. What’s more, it’s a truly fascinating career. Today’s criminal justice professionals work in a variety of settings involving investigations, security, law enforcement, forensic science, and technology.

If this sounds like the career you’re looking for, consider ECPI University’s Criminal Justice program. Through ECPI’s year-round schedule, you could earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice in as little as 2.5 years! An Associate Degree program is also available at select campuses which can help prepare graduates for entry level employment in the Criminal Justice field, and could be earned in as little as 1.5 years.

ECPI’s program is designed to help prepare graduates for exciting career opportunities with:

  • Law Enforcement Agencies
  • Homeland Security
  • Border Protection
  • Corrections
  • Fraud Investigation
  • Public and Private Security (including Workplace Security and Surveillance)

ECPI’s curriculum is designed to give students an understanding of:

  • Policies and procedures of law enforcement
  • Legal system and court structure
  • Security and surveillance principles
  • Technology to investigate, solve, track, and deter crime

Criminal Justice Possible Career Track

Upon completion, graduates with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Criminal Justice Degree could possibly pursue a career in a wide range of areas including:

  • Police Officers
  • State Troopers
  • Corrections
  • Federal Officer / Investigative Positions (including those related to FBI, CIA, DEA, and TSA)
  • Insurance Investigations
  • Probation and Parole
  • U.S. Customs and Border Patrol
  • Court Systems or Law Firms
  • Park Rangers
  • Private Security

Criminal Justice Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are expected to:

  • Apply ethical standards across professional and personal settings
  • Evaluate the quality and sufficiency of evidence in the criminal justice process
  • Analyze the impact of human behavior on crime
  • Assess criminal justice issues using modern techniques including technology
  • Apply the skills needed to manage crisis within various populations
  • Evaluate emergency operations plans

Additional Outcomes

All students in the B.S. Degree Program in Criminal Justice, regardless of Concentration, may expect to gain the following outcomes:

  • Demonstrate oral and written communication skills
  • Investigate criminal justice issues through the use of field related technology
  • Compile information into criminal justice reports utilized in law enforcement, courts corrections and private security
  • Develop skills to manage conflict effectively with members of diverse cultural groups
  • Design emergency operations plans

Criminal Justice Concentration Outcomes

Students in the Criminal Justice concentration will gain the following additional outcomes:

  • Analyze the major functions of the criminal justice system

Criminal Justice Curriculum

Program Requirements

*For allowable substitutions of arts and sciences courses, see the Arts & Sciences Department page.

Concentration Requirements

Visit the ECPI University Catalog for the most current program information.