Delve into an understanding of the justice system and criminal behavior, address the challenges of neighborhoods and cultures, and evaluate current practices.
The online criminal justice degree at Houghton takes a comprehensive approach to the ethical, psychological, and social aspects of criminal behavior and current policies at control. Investigate the historical roots of and responses to criminal behavior in the United States, the development of the modern legal system, and determine possibilities for prevention, restorative justice, and more.
NO REQUIRED CLASS OR LOGIN TIMES
Complete your degree when it's convenient for you
FULL OR PART TIME
Flexible options allow you to maintain employment if desired
Professors challenge you to apply learned material instead of rote memorization
A criminal justice degree is for:
- Individuals seeking to enter the criminal justice field and need a bachelor’s degree to open doors.
- Individuals already working in the criminal justice field and seeking to further their education.
Skills and knowledge acquired:
- Address the history of and concerns related to social justice in the modern legal system.
- Engage in discussion of significant contemporary concepts and issues – including development of an individual or group research project and professional preparation – in a senior capstone seminar.
- Integrate theory with professional practice with hands-on learning during an internship experience in a criminal justice setting.
- Go in-depth in subjects such as criminal law, juvenile justice, environmental crime and justice, and more.
Potential Career Options
- Forensic science
- International criminal justice
- Law enforcement
- Victim and family advocacy
Courses are 8 weeks in length
All courses are fully online
Graduate in 18 months or less
Criminal Justice Degree
46 general Education Credits
36-38 Criminal Justice Major
40-42 Elective Credits
87 Maximum transfer credit allowed
Core Courses (19-20 credits)
- COMM 215 - Interpersonal Communication (3)
- CRJ 201 - Introduction to Criminal Justice (3)
- PHIL 303 - Organizational Ethics (3)
- PSY/BADM 309 - Statistics (3)
- PSY 310 - Experimental Methods or SOC 312 - Social Science Research Methods (4)
- BCRJ 480 - Senior Capstone Seminar (3)
Electives (17-18 credits)
- CRJ 301 - Police Operations and Procedures (3)
- CRJ 305 - Courts, Judgments, and Alternative Consequences (3)
- CRJ 310 - Correction, Probation and Restorative Justice (3)
- CRJ 410 - Internship in Criminal Justice (3)
- SOC 231 - Criminology (3)
- POLS 270 - Introduction to Public Policy (4)
- And more!