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School of Professional and Graduate Studies

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice


Matthew R. Bice, PhD

Dean, School of Professional & Graduate Studies


Our 36-credit-hour Bachelor of Science with a major in criminal justice program prepares you for a professional career in the criminal justice system or for law school or a criminal justice graduate program.

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Learn why and how the criminal justice system handles crime and offenders.

  • Gain an understanding of both the theory and the practices of the criminal justice system.
  • Explore and understand ethics within the criminal justice system.
  • Gain an understanding of policing, the courts and corrections.
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Earn your criminal justice degree online.

Take just one course at a time and complete the core program in approximately two years*.

*After taking the first course, undergraduate students may take two courses at a time if they have a 3.0 GPA and the courses are available.  Students will work closely with their academic advisor to develop a plan.

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You Can Do this

You can fit college courses into your existing schedule. Online classes are held year-round, and new classes start every six weeks.

Prior Learning Credit

Our Prior Learning and Assessment Center offers flexible, efficient ways to recognize college-level learning you have acquired through life experiences outside the traditional college classroom. You have the opportunity to earn credit through several nontraditional methods and to save time and money by gaining college credit for what you already know.

Prepare for Grad School

The online criminal justice program is excellent preparation for a master’s program in criminal justice or for law school.

Baker Builds Achievers

A degree from Baker commands respect in the professional community. It signifies that you have met Baker’s high standards and have acquired the knowledge and skills to excel in your career.

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Are you a veteran?

Baker is one of America’s top military-friendly colleges and universities according to Military Advanced Education magazine and by Military Friendly Schools

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