Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice

The criminal justice major provides a broad foundation in criminal procedure, methods, law, and professional ethics preparing students who plan to move into positions within law enforcement, probation, the court system, and related nonprofit and government organizations. In addition to taking courses taught by instructors with real-world experience in their fields, students work with criminal justice agencies and nonprofit organizations as part of a supervised, for-credit practicum.

Delivery Method

Face-to-face with online support

Admission Requirements

  • At least 12 semester hours from an accredited college or university;

  • At least 2.0 gpa (on a 4.0 scale);

  • Free online application;

  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended.

 

Prospective students may scan/email unofficial transcripts for the initial evaluation.

Transfer Policy

School of Professional Studies will accept up to 90 semester hours.

 

  • Students must complete 50% of the major with North Park.

  • A minimum grade of "C" or better is required to waive a course in the major. Courses are waived at the discretion of the major department faculty chair.

  • North Park's residency requirement is 32 semester hours.

Special Characteristics

  • Accelerated and intensive class sessions meet once a week for seven weeks.

  • North Park University is distinctively Christian, city-centered, and intercultural.

  • Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) provides an opportunity to earn college credit for experiences that take place outside the classroom. Language fluency, work certifications, volunteer training, and a variety of other learning experiences can be used as the basis for a written project articulating what was learned.

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