Good Choice – We are Ranked #1
Plexuss recently ranked our Criminal Justice program as the #1 Best in Missouri so you can rest assured we will prepare you for success in your first position. Our faculty cares for your personal growth and will guide you through the curriculum as you prepare to enter a career dedicated to helping others. Protect people from criminal activity, help victims and create justice for society when you enter into law enforcement. You will make a difference.
The C-SC Difference
Our faculty have real-world experience in the field of criminal justice. You will be engaged from the first semester, taking classes with other CJ majors. You will perform hands-on activities such as interviewing and interrogation and crime scene investigation, all culminating in an internship with a law enforcement agency, corrections department, or social service agency. From ethics in the justice system to criminal behavior and social control, students will take courses that develop their ability to analyze different situations and set them up for success in a variety of people-centered career paths.
What can I do with a Criminal Justice Degree?
We offer specializations in Forensic Science, Forensic Accounting and Law Enforcement.
Beyond the Classroom
- Travel Study courses featuring law enforcement topics
- Alpha Phi Sigma – International Honor Society for Criminal Justice
- Fallen Officer Project
- Exploratory and Professional Internships
- Mock Trial Team
- Mediation Team
Information About Our Minors
Our Criminal Justice minor pairs well with Legal Studies or Psychology. We also have a forensics accounting minor that prepares accountants to work in white collar crime investigation.
Online Degree Program
You can earn your Criminal Justice Bachelor of Science fully online or Bachelor of Science degree (BS). The BS recognizes previous work experience through a portfolio review that allows up to 31 hours of credit to be accepted. If you have previous law enforcement or military experience, ask your counselor about the BS degree.