Criminal Justice – (Safety Studies)
ONLINE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE
A high-demand degree with tremendous job potential, Crown’s accredited online Criminal Justice degree program offers students a unique educational opportunity with real-world implications: to investigate diverse social, political, legal and ethical concerns embedded in complex criminal justice issues from a Christian perspective.
Our Christ-centered curriculum offers a broad overview of this growing field with multiple entry points into a career or specific advanced training. Freshman and transfer students are invited to prepare themselves for a rewarding career in law enforcement, juvenile justice, security, probation, corrections, youth work or the courts. For those currently working in criminal justice without a Bachelor’s degree, Crown’s online Criminal Justice degree program brings you the professional recognition and advancement you deserve.
Only at Crown can students complement the Christ-centered online Criminal Justice degree with studies in the Christ-focused online Disaster and Emergency Management program. This pairing reflects actual situations and opportunities with real-world applications. The complementary programs also offer students even greater options for personal and professional growth. Tuition is priced competitively lower than similar accredited institutions. In fact, 98 percent of Crown’s students receive student loans, scholarships and/or financial aid.
Through the program’s course requirements, students develop a deep understanding of the criminal justice system’s practices, theories and procedures from a perspective of equity and legality. Students also investigate the nature and causes of crime, while learning about the factors that contribute to crime prevention. This unique, online Christian Criminal Justice degree program will provide students with the skills needed for various exciting careers in criminal justice.
“Our B.S. degree in Criminal Justice, especially when joined with the Disaster and Emergency Management program, opens the door to a variety of challenging careers that allow people to serve Christ while serving their communities.” – Darin Mather, PhD, Social Sciences Program Chair
CHRISTIAN STUDIES CORE – 15-21 CREDITS
- ICS 3610 – Concepts of Global and Ethical Leadership 3 Credits *
- HUM 3701 – Apologetics and Christian Evidences 3 Credits *
- HUM 3710 – Christian Faith and Reason 3 Credits
- THE 3520 – Foundations of Christian Thought 3 Credits *
- THE 3522 – Systematic Theology I 3 Credits
- BIB 1520 – History of the Old Testament 3 Credits
- BIB 1522 – History of the New Testament 3 Credits
GENERAL EDUCATION CORE – 31 CREDITS
- SOC 1510 – College Success Strategies 3 Credits 1
- ENG 1510 – College Writing and Research 3 Credits
- ENG 1512 – Introduction to Literary Analysis 3 Credits
- COM 1515 – Introduction to Public Communication 3 Credits
- Humanities Elective 3 Credits 2 *
- FAR-Fine Arts Elective 3 Credits
- Global Awareness Elective 3 Credits *
- Lab Science Elective 4 Credits
- Math Elective 3 Credits
- HIS-History Elective 3 Credits
CRIMINAL JUSTICE CORE – 36 CREDITS
CRJ 2520 Introduction to Criminal Justice – 3 credits
CRJ 3530 Criminology – 3 credits
CRJ 3536 Introduction to Corrections – 3 credits
CRJ 4535 Juvenile Justice – 3 credits
CRJ 4537 Criminal Justice Ethics – 3 credits
CRJ 4539 Victimology – 3 credits
SOC 4512 The Human Mosaic– 3 credits
SOC 230 Sociology – 3 credits
DEM 3508 Intro to Emergency Management – 3 cr
Any 300/400 level DEM or CRJ elective – 9 credits
GENERAL ELECTIVES 31-37 CREDITS (Students interested in law enforcement are strongly encouraged to add the Law Enforcement Minor.)
TOTAL CREDITS FOR BACHELOR’S DEGREE – 125
1 Counts towards 3 credits of the Social Science credits. Students who have successfully completed 60 credits with a GPA of at least a 2.0 may replace SOC 1510 with another Social Science elective.
2 Click HERE to view options for Social Science, Humanities, Global Awareness, and Fine Arts Electives.
* Some courses from the Christian Studies Core and Major Core can be used to fulfill requirements in the General Education Core. By doing that the number of electives needed would increase so that the minimum of 125 credits is reached.