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Criminal Justice is designed with an interdisciplinary approach to the field of law enforcement. The program focuses on crime, criminal law, criminal procedures and criminal behavior.

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Associate Degree in Criminal Justice

The associate degree in criminal justice from Point University equips students with a broad grounding in the liberal arts, along with foundational knowledge and skills in human relations and criminal justice. Graduates are prepared for entry-level positions in helping professions. They may also continue their studies to earn their bachelor’s degree in criminal justice.

Program Goals

If you’re interested in earning a college degree but aren’t ready for the time and financial commitment of a bachelor’s degree, consider an associate’s degree. Students who major in criminal justice through our online courses can finish their criminal justice degree in 24 months depending on transfer credit. The associate degree in criminal justice builds on the mission and goals of Point University in order to attain Point’s general education competencies and accomplish the following program goals and student learning objectives:

Equip students with a basic theoretical foundation for understanding issues in human relations and criminal justice.
Equip students to apply basic content, principles, and methodologies of the primary areas of knowledge, including the Humanities, Fine Arts, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Natural Sciences, and Mathematics.
Equip students with a foundation in biblical theology and worldview issues.
Equip students with essential habits and skills for lifelong learning and success.

Courses Offered

Listed below are some of the courses we offered through our criminal justice programs:

  • Constitutional Law
  • Criminology
  • Interpersonal Effectiveness
  • Spiritual Formation: Kingdom Living


Potential Career Paths

Earning an associate degree in criminal justice can open numerous doors for you after graduation with careers such as:

  • Police Officer
  • Corrections Officer
  • Probation Officer
  • Judicial Administrator

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Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice is designed with an interdisciplinary approach to the field of law enforcement. The program focuses on crime, criminal law, criminal procedures and criminal behavior. The social and psychosocial context of criminal behavior and its impact on individuals and society is also emphasized to provide students with a balanced approach to understanding and effectively addressing criminal behavior.

Spiritual principles embedded in the program assist students to grow personally and spiritually, and enable students to live out their faith in their chosen profession. Students enroll in the criminal justice fields to advance, change careers, or to prepare for graduate study.

Program Goals

The criminal justice program builds on the mission and goals of Point University and the General Education Core in order to attain Point’s general education competencies and accomplish the following program goals and student learning objectives:

Equip students with a theoretical foundation for understanding social problems and issues in human relations.
Equip students with a working knowledge of the U.S. criminal justice system, along with professional skills in this field.

Courses Offered

Listed below are some of the courses offered through our Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice:

  • Police Administration
  • Human Behavior & the Social Environment
  • Conflict Management
  • Criminal Law


Potential Career Paths

Earning a bachelor’s in criminal justice can open numerous doors for you after graduation with careers such as:

  • Police Officer
  • Corrections Officer
  • Probation Officer
  • Judicial Administration

WHAT CLASSES WILL I TAKE? (pdf)

Online Learning

Point University offers the criminal justice program in fully-online format.  Online students engage in asynchronous learning through a course website that facilitates interaction with their instructor and classmates.

At Point University you’ll develop critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, all while learning to be an effective leader. Learning more about our online programs is easy, simply fill out the form above to request free information. Discover your place in the Point family today!