While many colleges and universities offer "quick courses" in select areas of criminal justice, such as basic police courses, The Bachelor of Science with a major in criminal Justice program at Trine University in Peoria, Arizona, teaches criminal law, psychology, and the academic base needed to pursue a career in criminal justice or law school. We do more than just give you a quick overview. We train you for a future career.
What aspects of the law will I study with a major in criminal justice?
Take courses in a criminal justice program that is not just a "cop shop." Take courses that do not just focus strictly on career paths that train you as an entry-level police officer. Instead, at Trine Peoria, you will take pragmatic courses that train you and help you learn the best thinking in criminal justice theories.
Trine's program is a balance of practical knowledge taught by current professionals in the field. Learn from those who work in criminal justice every day and who understand the theories in practice:
- Law enforcement officers
Learn more about the criminal justice degree requirements.
Move up the ranks with a criminology degree.
Move up the ranks in your chosen career with a criminology degree. Find out which areas you’d like to focus your concentration in. Some possible concentration areas for your criminal justice degree are as follows:
- Agency administration
- Forensic/correctional psychology
- Academy training/professional training
All of these criminal justice concentrations prepare you to start your career path right after graduation and move up the ranks quickly.
What can I do with a degree in criminal justice?
Our program provides the academic base to go on to a career in criminal justice, graduate school in criminal justice, or even to law school. The career trajectory your criminal justice degree will take you on depends on what you want to get out of the experience and degree. Choosing a concentration to focus on can help build the foundation for your career after graduation.
- Federal, State and Local Law Enforcement
- County Courts
- Prosecutor, Defender and local Attorney's Offices
- Private Security - Undercover Investigations, Loss Prevention, Security
- Behavioral & Mental Health Facilities
- Victim Advocate Groups
- Domestic Violence Shelters
- Graduate Programs - Psychology, Criminal Justice, and Law School
Learn more about the Master of Science with a major in criminal justice degree.
Police academy and other law enforcement training may apply as a prior learning credit to the degree program.