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Criminal Justice


Program Description

St. Louis Christian College has an agreement with Hope International University (HIU) that enables SLCC students to work on an associate degree and simultaneously work on an online bachelor degree from HIU. To enter one of the HIU programs, students need a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.

The Liberal Arts Major in Criminal Justice provides preparation for students pursuing career options in law enforcement, corrections, and public safety. It may also be used as preparation for law school. Students pursuing the Criminal Justice major will learn about human behavior and its causes, as well as crime, crime prevention, law enforcement, public safety, and corrections. The B.S. in Criminal Justice prepares students to be successful leaders in their communities and in the fields of law, law enforcement, and criminology.

Christian ethics are integrated into each course providing students with a solid basis for addressing contemporary social, moral and ethical issues. Students will be able to make appropriate connections between Christian beliefs and social science concepts, theories, and methodologies.

Career Opportunities

  • Attorney
  • Border Patrol
  • Child Protective Services
  • CIA Agent
  • Criminologist
  • Homeland Security
  • Law Enforcement
  • Police Officer
  • Private Detective

What You Study

  • Law & Order: American Intent
  • Criminal Justice Theories
  • Criminal Procedures
  • Criminal Law: Promoting General Welfare
  • Criminal Investigation: Crime Scene to Courtroom
  • On & Off Duty: Sustaining a Career in Law Enforcement

Objectives for Graduates

  • Students will understand the foundational concepts of law, public policy, and criminal justice.
  • Students will learn the critical thinking, reasoning, communication, and research skills necessary to succeed in their chosen criminal justice profession.
  • Students will develop an ethical framework to be responsible citizens, leaders, and professionals in their local communities.
  • Students will skillfully integrate Christian faith with the field of criminal justice.

Degrees Offered

If you are considering working towards the Criminal Justice degree, ask an Admissions team representative for more information.