Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice
If you’re interested in a career in public service, consider earning your degree in criminal justice. Our nation of laws needs committed, knowledgeable professionals who are prepared to enforce and defend against crime, and protect victims. Salem International University’s BA in Criminal Justice offers you the opportunity to develop the skills you need for a variety of criminal justice career paths. Our general concentration adds upper-level courses with advanced knowledge.
Concentration Courses – General Criminal Justice
The BACJ program culminates with five upper-level courses:
- Police Operations
- Corrections System & Operations
- Juvenile Justice
- White Collar Crime
- Substance Use & Abuse
This course progression is designed to give graduates the skills they need to:
- Understand policing techniques and goals
- Describe types of fraud and other “white collar” crimes, with investigation methods
- Describe methods for rehabilitating juvenile offenders and substance abusers
Graduates should be prepared to pursue career opportunities in criminal justice departments or private security firms.
Criminal Justice Study Options
You have the option to earn your BA in Criminal Justice either online or on campus in West Virginia. Both course delivery methods offer you:
- The same practical, professional curriculum
- The same 40-month accelerated completion schedule
- The same opportunity to connect with our diverse, supportive learning community
Prepare to Serve With Salem
Earn your degree with Salem International University. Talk to an admissions advisor for more information about our criminal justice degree program today.