A bachelor’s degree in criminal justice will prepare you for a career in a number of local, state, federal and international law enforcement agencies and organizations. Since the criminal justice field demands moral excellence and the careful application of laws, Regent’s program emphasizes a Christian worldview, strong academic content, critical thinking and analysis, and ethics. Through your coursework, you will learn about criminal investigation processes and ethics, criminal law, juvenile justice, and constitutional law. You will also have the option to take courses that explore public policy and administration; state and local government; homeland security; and domestic and international terrorism.
You may choose to pursue your criminal justice degree in Virginia on Regent’s beautiful campus, or take your classes online. Both programs will equip you to be an effective professional and servant-leader in the criminal justice arena and its related areas of interaction. A degree in criminal justice prepares you for numerous career opportunities including police officer, probation officer, border patrol or customs agent, detective, bailiff, or game warden.
Should you desire further education upon graduation, you will be prepared academically for graduate-level education through our Christian university in Virginia or other graduate schools in fields including law, government/political science, criminal justice, public administration or public policy.