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Bachelors in Criminal Justice

Our streets, towns, and cities need dedicated and strategic law enforcement and criminal justice professionals now more than ever. While a criminal justice degree may seem synonymous with the exciting world of crime-fighting, it’s so much more than that.

At TWU, our bachelor’s in criminal justice program takes an all-encompassing, interdisciplinary and professionally-oriented approach,. Students don’t just strictly learn about law enforcement or correctional programs, but they also learn about the many aspects of crime and the critical concepts that influence and impact our nation’s system of justice.

TWU Criminal Justice Degree Emphasis

As a TWU criminal justice major, you will complete a strong liberal arts curriculum that boasts a heavy emphasis on ethical decision making. This social science major combines behavioral science with the latest criminal justice information to prepare you for a successful career or continued graduate study.

In addition to classwork, as a criminal justice major, you will participate in a criminal justice internship, providing you with practical experience and knowledge of criminal justice agencies and organization in the community.

You may elect to add a forensic science emphasis to your degree, allowing you to expand your career opportunities to include crime scene investigation.

TWU Criminal Justice Classes

Bachelors in criminal justice students will take classes including:

Social psychology
Ethics in criminal justice
Criminology
Corrections in America
Theory of criminal law
Constitutional law
Women and criminal justice
Race and ethnicity

Courses in the forensic science emphasis include:

Crime scene investigation and prioritization
Trial practice and evidence
Forensic evidence

What You Can Do with a Criminal Justice Degree

Within this bachelor’s in criminal justice program, you will gain the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in a variety of criminal justice fields and professions, including:

Police officer
Crime scene investigator
Probation officer
Forensic science technician
Correctional officer
State trooper
Federal agent

Have questions about the bachelors in criminal justice program? Explore TWU admissions or contact us to get your questions answered.

Ready to apply? TWU makes the application process quick and easy. Apply online today.

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