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It was very rewarding having other students critique your work and giving different perspectives on the subject you were studying. Other students were subject matter experts and they gave excellent feedback on the direction one should go on a particular subject.

Jeff O.
Spokane, WA
Criminal Justice

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Criminal Justice Degree - Bachelor of Science

Degree Overview

A career in criminal justice can support your deep-rooted values of honesty, integrity and justice. The Bellevue University Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice is designed to develop an in depth knowledge of the criminal justice system, including law enforcement, corrections and the courts.

This degree emphasizes contemporary social issues, criminal behavior analysis, legal and ethical principles, strategic management, and policy development. You will apply critical thinking to key issues, to case studies involving ethical dilemmas, and examine criminal data, associated procedural laws, and public policy.

Integrating hands-on, applied learning with theory, all Bellevue University degrees are designed to deliver a transformative student learning experience that is flexible to accommodate your personal and work life.

Learning Outcomes

At successful completion of the degree you will have the skills needed for a professional career in criminal justice or to apply for potential advancement if currently employed in the field. If you wish to pursue a graduate degree, the Bellevue University Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice will fully prepare you to enter the Master of Science in Justice Administration and Crime Management degree program.

As a graduate of the degree you will be able to:

  • Perform critical thinking, writing and communication skills essential to the evaluation of contemporary social issues
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply knowledge of legal and social aspects of criminal behavior
  • Evaluate crime trends and their relationship to current criminal policy, practice, and organizational decision-making
  • Analyze and apply principles of professional ethics to the administration of criminal justice

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