Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice (BSCJ)

The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree program combines a powerful specialized curriculum featuring more courses in your area of interest with classes taught by industry specialists who bring a real-world perspective to their courses. This criminal justice bachelors degree program is designed to appeal to students with an interest in the areas of the courts, corrections or law enforcement and is able to help give you the skills and knowledge you need to get an edge in today's competitive marketplace.

Relevant Institutional/Programmatic Accreditation

American InterContinental University is institutionally accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

    Specializations

    Today’s business careers are becoming increasingly specialized, challenging students to develop more extensive skills and expertise. AIU offers industry-focused degree specializations that allow you to take more courses in your field of interest than at other schools so you can develop the specific knowledge you need to move your career forward. Scroll down to view AIU’s degree specializations.

  • Focus on areas essential to the field of criminal justice with a program designed to give you a solid understanding of the organizational components, processes and legal and public policy contexts.

  • This program is focused on the philosophy behind correctional interventions including types of criminal sentencing and penal sanctions, community-based corrections, institutional corrections and parole.

  • Learn about jurisdiction established by the law to define the cause and manner of death, the theories of crime causation, crime victim studies and conduct a death scene investigation while acquiring the knowledge and skills common to forensic science professionals.

  • Acquire a solid foundation in criminal justice while exploring topics related to the intersection of stress and crisis management, ethical issues in the field, critical infrastructures, terrorism and homeland security.

  • Study the relationship between police agencies and the communities they serve while examining issues involving police ethics, public image in the media, public policy and new programs designed to involve the community in resolving crimes.