Program Overview

Discover how to protect and serve your community with the online Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree from Point Park University. Taught by criminal justice professionals, this fully online program explores the many facets of our criminal justice system, including police departments, correctional facilities and the court system. Upon graduation, you will be prepared to start a new chapter in your criminal justice career.

Curriculum Overview

With a curriculum focused on relevant topics including criminology, constitutional law and court procedures, this program seeks to prepare you with the skills you need for career advancement. Our courses are developed for professionals by professionals, with instructors bringing their real-world expertise to the classroom. Thanks to Point Park’s supportive online environment, you’ll have access to a support staff from application to graduation.

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  • Next Start Date:October 15, 2017
  • Est. Program Length:2-4 Years
  • Credit Hours:120
  • Course Length:8 Weeks
  • Cost Per Credit:$433
Thematic Core Courses (42 credits)
  • COMM 101 Oral Communications and Presentation
  • ENGL 101 College Composition
  • UNIV 101 City-University Life
  • Explore the World – Choice 1
  • Explore the World – Choice 2
  • Investigative Science
  • Investigative Mathematics
  • Interpret Creative Works
  • Understand People – Choice 1
  • Understand People – Choice 2
  • Succeed in Business
  • Appreciate and Apply the Arts
  • Discover Technology
  • Capstone
Departmental Major Electives (18 credits)

Choose (6) courses from:

  • CRMJ 254 Juvenile Justice
  • CRMJ 290 History of Organized Crime
  • CRMJ 304 Competitive Exams & Hiring Process
  • CRMJ 305 Joint Task Force
  • CRMJ 313 Sex Crimes Investigation
  • CRMJ 315 Quantitative Method
  • CRMJ 330 Risk Assessment & Investigation
  • CRMJ 351 Research Methods and Design
  • CRMJ 352 Fraud Investigations
  • CRMJ 364 Money Laundering
  • CRMJ 396 Act 120 (12) OR Correctional Academy (9)
  • CRMJ 400 Transnational Criminal Activities
  • CRMJ 404 International Criminal Law
  • CRMJ 420 Re-thinking Rehab & Re-Entry
  • CRMJ 455 Criminal Justice Internship
  • CRMJ 470 Criminal Profiling
General Elective Requirements (12 credits)
  • Electives provide students with the opportunity to study content areas that meet personal, professional, or vocational interests.

Students applying for entry into Point Park University’s B.S. in Criminal Justice program must meet the following requirements:

  1. Degree admission requires a satisfactory transcript from either a high school or postsecondary institution. Transcripts from postsecondary institutions must include a minimum of 12 earned credits or six months of training. A cumulative minimum GPA of 2.0 is required. Students with a lower GPA may be considered for admission by the program director based on additional information in support of the application.
  2. The University reserves the right to require an interview or supplementary materials for any applicant (degree or non-degree) and to use these as a means for making an admission decision.

Career Outcomes

Point Park’s criminal justice program graduates have worked in a variety of settings at the local, state and federal levels. Here are a few careers available to criminal justice degree holders.

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