Bachelor or Science - Criminal Justice: Generalist

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American InterContinental University's Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice program is designed for students who are interested in learning the knowledge and tactics required to pursue a career in the criminal justice system. If you'd like to learn more about AIU Online's Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice program, read on.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

American InterContinental University's online Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice program is designed to prepare you for a career in the criminal justice system. You will have the opportunity to learn about corrections and security as well as the role of criminal justice in the judicial system. You will also have the chance to study security and loss prevention. After completing the program, you could possess an in depth understanding of juvenile justice, criminal law, and other aspects of the field

What Are the Prerequisites?

If you're thinking of applying to AIU Online's Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice program, you should be interested in law enforcement and the judicial system. Applicants to American InterContinental University's program should have already earned a high school diploma or equivalent; some programs may have additional requirements.

What Are the Course Requirements?

Required courses for the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice program include basic criminal law and law enforcement concepts. You will also take several general education courses. Some courses you may take include:

Core Criminal Justice Courses

Course CodeCourse Name
CRJS 101 Foundations of Criminal Justice Systems
CRJS 105 Theories of Crime Causation
CRJS 205 Introduction to Criminal Law
CRJS 210 Introduction to Law Enforcement
CRJS 215 Introduction to American Court System
CRJS 220 Foundations of Corrections
CRJS 230 Principles of Communication and Report Writing in Criminal Justice
CRJS 300 Proseminar in Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice Specialization Courses

CRJS 260 Criminal Justice Procedures
CRJS 250 Juvenile Justice and Delinquency
CRJS 240 Careers in Criminal Justice
CRJS 270 Security and Loss Prevention

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

After completing AIU Online's Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice program, you could seek entry-level employment in law enforcement, government agencies, and other public and private organizations. You may assist in corrections, crime scene investigation, general law enforcement, and more. Entry-level positions you could pursue include:

  • Detective
  • Crime scene investigator
  • Homeland security agent
  • Police officer
  • Security guard

Advanced Degrees

If you'd like to advance your knowledge of the criminal justice field, you could earn a master's degree. Earning a master's degree may qualify you for high level employment in criminal justice. Related master's degrees include:

  • Master of Criminal Justice
  • Master of Homeland Security
  • Master of Forensic Science
  • Master of Criminology