Are you a born leader with an inquisitive mind and a knack for solving problems? Do you hold yourself and others to high ethical standards? Are you willing to work hard for what you believe in? If so, you can find success through PennWest’s online bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice.
The B.S. in Criminal Justice goes beyond vocational training to enhance your understanding of human behavior and sharpen your knowledge of the major functions and operations of the criminal justice system.
Energetic faculty with extensive career experience will guide you through the fundamentals of law enforcement, courts and corrections. At the same time, they will help you hone your critical thinking as well as oral and written communications skills and gain insight into the value of statistics, research and ethics.
Because our program is delivered 100% online, you can continue to work in your current profession while you complete your degree. You’ll have the opportunity to narrow your focus through coursework in seven different concentrations, and connect with industry professionals through networking events, job shadowing, internship and job fairs and organizational visits.
As you pursue your degree, you will become well-prepared for leadership positions in various justice-related fields or go on for further studies in law or graduate school.
Core courses provide a solid foundation to specific content areas identified by the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.
Concentrations that lead to rewarding career opportunities.
Ranked the Most Affordable Bachelor’s program in Crime Scene Investigation and Forensic Science for the 2020-21 in Pennsylvania by Crimesceneinvestigatoredu.org.
Degrees in Criminal Justice fields provide job security and a sense of pride.
What Can I Do with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice?
Follow your passion and you will find success in any number of careers. Some of our alumni work in law enforcement, state police agencies and correctional facilities. Others find employment in related fields such as victim-witness services, rape crisis center, counseling and medical/forensic examiners’ office. Still others head to the military or private security firms, or further their education in graduate school.
PennWest’s three campuses, California, Clarion and Edinboro universities, have been delivering award-winning online programs for more than 20 years. You’ll graduate with a degree from Pennsylvania Western University, completely supported by the expertise and community of learners on our brick-and-mortar campuses.