The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree program in the College of Arts & Sciences sets forth as its purpose the provision of an academically excellent Christian education that equips students to be effective professionals and servant-leaders in the criminal justice arena (and its related areas of interaction) or to pursue further education at the post-baccalaureate level.
Regent University's undergraduate criminal justice department is founded upon the principle that criminal justice is a moral responsibility of governments, one that demands not only moral excellence on the part of its agents but also its diligent study and careful application. Based on this principle, the faculty has structured a program that emphasizes interdisciplinary and biblical integration, strong academic content, critical thinking and analysis and ethics as the guiding principles in the study and practice of criminal justice. Students in the criminal justice online learning program are thus educated to be high-level critical thinkers, excellent professionals and, ultimately, well-rounded human beings.
The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree prepares students for criminal justice careers in a number of local, state, federal and international law enforcement agencies and organizations. Successful criminal justice careers often evolve into major management, administrative and leadership responsibilities. Students earning an online bachelor's degree may also pursue graduate-level education in the fields of law, government/political science, criminal justice, public administration or public policy.