Criminal Justice (B.A.S.)

Criminal Justice, BAS

Prepare to be a leader in the criminal justice field


This program is designed to introduce students to the challenges and rewards of college-level work and core skills for professional careers. The Applied Sciences concentration in Criminal Justice consists of courses that provide graduates with employment opportunities in law enforcement, government and/or correctional personnel positions.

The curriculum is designed to provide you with the knowledge you need to understand criminal law, ethics in government and public administration. You will acquire an understanding of the various components of the formal criminal justice process, endemic and emerging issues in criminal justice, and many of the incongruities in the justice system. Additionally, you will be taught how to critically assess some of the major controversial issues in policing, courts, corrections, and administration. This curriculum will lead you to reevaluate your views of justice, the criminal justice system, and society in general.

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Admission Requirements

Students must meet one of the two qualifying requirements for our Bachelor of Applied Science in Criminal Justice.

  1. If you have earned an Associate in Applied Science degree in a criminal justice-related field from a regionally accredited college or regionally accredited technical school, then this is the degree for you! Up to 64 semester hours will be accepted as transfer credit towards your degree with Campbell University.
  2. If you have completed a criminal justice-related military training program that is equivalent to (1.) above, then you may receive up to 64 semester hours as transfer credit towards your degree. Your transfer credits will be based on the recommendations by the American Council on Education (ACE), which are based on your Military Occupational Specialty (MOS, AFSC, NEC).


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