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Criminal Justice-Bachelor's

The Beckfield Justice Studies Programs provides skills and opportunities to pursue the various Criminal Justice careers in the marketplace.

Course instruction includes: Criminal Justice and Legal Research, White Collar Crime, Crime Scene Technology & Criminalistics, Criminal Evidence, and Criminal Law will help provide students with a strong foundation to enter into the criminal justice field. Students critically examine many of the trends and issues in Criminal Justice. In addition to highly qualified instructors, this program offers special guest speakers, field trips to offsite locations, and attendance at criminal trials and proceedings.

Elective Options:

  • Addictions Counseling
  • Justice and Society

Hands on Training Available through Justice Studies:

  • On Campus Crime Lab
  • Firearms Training Simulator (FATS) generates real-life experiences through state-of-the-art virtual technology and provides the most advanced hands-on training possible. This highly realistic, interactive HD simulator trains people in real-time shoot-don’t-shoot, judgmental use of force scenarios involving policing situations, jail experiences, and simulated security circumstances.
  • Center for Security and Crime Prevention

Upon completion of the program, graduates are able to demonstrate:

  • Characteristics of self-direction and accountability with strong educational foundations for lifelong personal and professional growth
  • Critical thinking skills necessary to effectively address dilemmas and decisions that confront employees of the justice system on a daily basis
  • Professionalism, initiative, leadership, and effective communication
  • The ability to function as a competent beginning practitioner in the student’s sub-field of choice
  • The ability to analyze complex criminal justice problems and be able to generate ideas, whether working individually or collectively, to seek a practical and logical resolution to identified problems
  • Competency with any and all necessary technologies pertinent to roles of beginning practitioners

Graduates are prepared for career opportunities as a police officer, corrections officer, addictions counselor, probation and parole officer, correctional case worker, loss prevention manager, wildlife preservation officer, court programs specialist, and more.

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at http://www.beckfield.edu/about-us/disclosures-1.aspx

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