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Bachelor of Arts in Criminal
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Criminal Justice Degree Programs

Prepare for a meaningful career in public service: earn your degree in Criminal Justice from Salem International University. In our criminal justice bachelor’s degree programs, you can study our laws, theories of crime causation, and learn practical skills for:

  • Criminal justice administration
  • Corrections and trials
  • Law enforcement
  • Investigations

We offer two specialization options to help you pursue a degree that fits your interests. Thanks to the accelerated course format, you can earn your Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice in as little as 40 months.

General Criminal Justice Specialization

The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a Specialization in General Criminal Justice is available online or on campus. The goal of the program is to produce graduates who understand the goals and techniques of policing and corrections, along with investigation methods for a range of crimes.

Upper-level courses in this program include:

  • Corrections System & Operations
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Police Operations
  • Substance Use & Abuse
  • White Collar Crime

Graduates of this BSCJ degree program should have the skills needed to pursue career opportunities in criminal justice departments or private security firms.

Crime Scene Investigation Specialization

You can earn your Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a Specialization in Crime Scene Investigation on campus in West Virginia. The goal of the program is to produce graduates with hands-on skills for preserving and documenting evidence and performing tests.

Upper-level courses in this program include:

  • Crime Scene Photography
  • Latent Prints & Fingerprint Identification
  • Blood Patterns & Crime Scenes
  • Ballistics & Firearm Identification
  • Courtroom Testimony & Report Writing

Graduates of the CSI program should have the skills they need to pursue roles with forensics labs or other scientific testing labs.

Earn Your Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice

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