Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice

Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice

This program is not currently being offered.



Are you interested in a career in federal, state, county, or municipal law enforcement? Are you interested in researching the causes of crime or understanding criminal law? With a Northwestern College (NC) Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, you will be presented with an array of courses designed to prepare you for a career in criminal justice. Students gain practical skills and analyze situations and problems to gain a greater understanding of the challenges facing our communities.

Additionally, students may pursue their own interests within two concentrations of study that include Corrections and Law Enforcement.


Upon completion of the program, it is expected that students will be able to:

  • Summarize the working of the criminal justice system
  • Encapsulate appropriate terminology and theory application to real world situations
  • Communicate effectively, in oral and written form, an understanding and analysis of crime and justice issues
  • Summarize how the various components of the criminal justice system interact
  • Analyze crime and justice issues
  • Structure the process of a criminal case from arrest to disposition
  • Apply constitutional issues related to the Bill of Rights to current events



Students should be aware that a prior criminal history may preclude the students ability to find employment. Students that have been convicted of a criminal offense should research their chosen field of study to determine the impact of their record before enrolling.


Upon completion of the bachelor’s program, students will be eligible to test for employment with federal law enforcement agencies including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Drug Enforcement Administration, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, United States Secret Service, Federal Bureau of Prisons, and the United States Marshals. In addition, students may test for any state, county or municipal law enforcement agency, and may seek employment as a probation or parole officer in county, state and federal programs.

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