Criminal Justice (DL)

Through our Distance Learning Program you can earn a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Criminal Justice, a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Criminal Justice, or a Minor in Criminal Justice.

Now is an exciting and opportune time to be studying criminal justice, no matter what aspect of criminal justice work you choose to pursue: tracking offenders, solving crimes, prosecuting lawbreakers, defending the accused, presiding over courts, supervising the convicted, or assisting victims.

Careers in criminal justice tend to fall along three tracks:

Law enforcement professions involve applying the criminal law through investigation (the FBI is hiring), apprehension, and correction of offenders. Due to the changing focus on border security, federal jobs are becoming available in that area.

Legal professions, which provide services to and through the court system, include work as attorneys, judges, expert witnesses, jury consultants, victims’ advocates, case managers, and paralegals.

Academic professions encompass researching, reporting, and teaching about how crime is studied and responded to.

As a Criminal Justice major or minor at Judson, you will begin your studies by taking classes on the operation of the criminal justice system and on the causes of crime.  As you progress in your studies, you will have the opportunity to take classes that specifically address your career ambitions: Special Studies courses, Independent Study in Criminal Justice, and Criminal Justice Internship.