Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

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Named a US News & World Report Best Online bachelor’s degree program.

Next Session Start Date
January 12, 2015
Application Deadline
December 5, 2014

Serving the Law and the Common Good

U.S. law exists to promote public safety and protect human rights. Those who work in criminal justice focus on ensuring that those laws are upheld, our citizens are protected, and guilty criminals are prosecuted in the most ethical way possible.

Norwich University’s Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice program provides working adults in the military, law enforcement, and other parts of the public sector fields with the knowledge, skills, and credentials needed to advance or evolve their careers. Built on top of a relevant foundation of general education courses, our program curriculum explores the principles and processes of criminal justice as they relate to the organization and operation of the police, courts, and corrections system. Key skills developed throughout the program include social science research, data analysis and writing, ethical problem solving, and leadership.

Students can tailor their degree by pursuing a minor in either public safety and law enforcement or intelligence and security management. Those with more specific career interests can shape their academic experience by selecting the degree elective courses that meet their unique goals. Coursework culminates in a capstone project, in which students explore a focused set of legal and ethical issues in the criminal justice field. 

Students benefit from our experienced criminal justice faculty and dedicated staff, who are committed to helping students overcome any challenges – whether academic, work-related, or personal – that arise over the course of the program.

The Norwich Advantage

  • You can transfer up to 84 semester credits into the program and complete your criminal justice degree in less than two years.
  • Faculty members bring a mix of academic, research, and professional experience into the virtual classroom, giving you uncommon insight into the areas of law enforcement, policy development, intelligence, and security. 
  • With two minors to choose from, our online bachelor’s degree program in criminal justice gives you the flexibility to tailor your studies based on personal interests and professional goals.
  • Through our flexible online platform, you can access program content and contribute to class discussions on your own schedule and at your own pace each week. Three start dates per year (January, May, and September) allow you to engage with the program when it’s most convenient for you.
  • Norwich excels online: Our online bachelor’s degree programs are listed among the top 15% in the country according to a 2013 ranking by U.S. News and World Report.
  • As a leader in criminal justice education for more than 45 years, Norwich shares insight on evolving CJ trends and topics within the field.

Career Preparation

Norwich University’s Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice program can help you advance your career in the public sector or military or help you gain access to exciting professional opportunities in the areas of law enforcement, intelligence, public safety, and security management. Our program can also serve as a steppingstone to pursuing a master’s degree in criminal justice, public administration, or other related field.

How to Get Started

Norwich is committed to helping you reach your academic and career goals. We can provide you with information on how to apply, how to manage your time, and how to get the books and materials you need for the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice program. Let us help you get started.

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