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Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice (Criminal Justice Administration)

Bachelor's in Criminal Justice (Criminal Justice Administration)

There's always demand for talented personnel in criminal justice. And there's not a more practical, more convenient route to the degree you need than Excelsior College's online Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice (Criminal Justice Administration concentration).

Excelsior's criminal justice degree is specifically designed for working adults who have professional experience in law enforcement and/or a military background. Our online criminal justice classes offer the flexibility, cost-effectiveness, and outstanding academics that working professionals need.

Excelsior's criminal justice degree program enables you to:

  • Advance your criminal justice career without placing the rest of your life on hold.
  • Earn your degree in less time, with less hassle, than it would take to get a criminal justice degree at a traditional college.
  • Take all your criminal justice classes online, where and when you can fit them into your schedule.
  • Maximize the value of transfer credits earned at other accredited institutions.
  • Receive academic credit for qualifying forms of academy training, military service, and professional experience.
  • Save money, thanks to Excelsior's budget-conscious tuition and fees.
  • Use the criminal justice major as a springboard toward a law degree.

A Practical Degree for Careers in Criminal Justice Administration

Because we're accredited, Excelsior is held to the same tough academic standards that govern traditional criminal justice degree programs. You'll take online criminal justice classes from top-flight professors who teach in traditional criminal justice degree programs at leading U.S. universities and colleges.

Excelsior offers online criminal justice classes on a rotating eight-week schedule, giving you many options on the calendar. By choosing the concentration in criminal justice administration, you'll develop expertise in subjects such as:

  • Introduction to Corrections
  • Multicultural Issues in Criminal Justice
  • Judicial Process
  • Family Law
  • Juvenile Delinquency and Justice

The criminal justice major concludes with a capstone course that you help to design, covering a subject of particular interest to you.

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BS Criminal Justice: Credit Requirements

BS in Criminal Justice Credit Requirements

The BS degree in Criminal Justice requires 33 credits in the specialized area to complete, with at least 18 credits at the upper level. Each concentration will require students to take 15 credits in core courses, 15 credits in the concentration, 3 credits in Criminal Justice electives, and the Capstone.

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Public Service: Criminal Justice Training Assessment Intro

Maximize Prior Training

When you enroll in one of our undergraduate criminal justice programs, you may receive credit toward your degree requirements for your law enforcement or corrections academy training, if you attended an agency that is a part of Excelsior's Criminal Justice Training Assessment program.

Catalog: Public Service

Public Service Catalog

Review degree requirements, learning outcomes, core courses, and more in the School of Public Service Catalog.

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Institutional Accreditation

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Excelsior College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. (267-284-5000). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

All of Excelsior College's academic programs are registered (i.e., approved) by the New York State Education Department.

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