Bachelor of Science: Criminal Justice - online

Program Description

A major in criminal justice offers outstanding academic preparations for careers in criminal justice agencies (law enforcement, corrections, juvenile justice, etc.) and beyond. The Department of Criminal Justice and Sociology prepares students to contribute to the pressing social problems in the areas of crime prevention, protection and rehabilitation. A college degree is becoming necessary to advance in today’s criminal justice careers.

Unique Features

The degree in criminal justice has two tracks: An Academic/University track and a Law Enforcement Academy track.

  1. The Academic/University track is for those seeking a traditional, university degree in criminal justice. It gives a theoretical understanding of crime and the criminal justice system.
  2. The Law Enforcement Academy track is for those seeking specialized law enforcement training.

Admissions Requirements

Standard University admission requirements apply to this degree.

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Internships & Career Opportunities

  • The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF)
  • The US Marshals Service  
  • Missouri Highway Patrol
  • The Secret Service
  • The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
  • Private Security Firms
  • Community Corrections Agencies
  • State & Federal Probation and Parole
  • Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Victim Assistance Projects
  • Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)
  • Law School at Southern Illinois University


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