The B.S. in Criminal Justice will help you grow your career in law enforcement. You’ll develop a working knowledge of criminology, corrections, probation, parole, constitutional law, and advocacy.

Degree Program Details

An overview of what we offer, what you’ll learn, and how to get started.

  • Crime Prevention and Control
  • Victim Rights and Advocacy
  • Research Methods
  • Law and Society

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Students will

  • Possess a broad and interdisciplinary understanding of the psychosocial, cultural, ethical, and political dimensions of criminal justice in contemporary society.
  • Demonstrate an ability to understand and apply ethical thinking and behavior as it relates to their work environment.
  • Use research methodology and interpret information as it applies to criminal justice.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of criminology, criminal justice, law enforcement, corrections, probation/parole, US and NH constitutional law, and advocacy.
A Transfer Pathway will maximize the credits you already earned through your associate program at a regionally accredited college or university and position you to start your bachelor’s degree with your general education requirements waived.

This important jumpstart will allow you to immerse yourself in your chosen major, saving you time and money as you progress towards your bachelor’s degree.

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NH Community College Graduates:
We have identified the specific prerequisites that you should take at your community college, prior to beginning your Transfer Pathway at Granite State! Visit CCSNH Partnerships and select your community college to see the courses.

CCSNH Partnerships

  • Regionally accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).
  • Available fully online with select on campus courses.
  • Affordable tuition.
  • Top-ranked by U.S. News & World Report for our online bachelor’s degrees.
  • 84% of our students are transfer students. Making the most of your transfer credits is our specialty.
  • Career counseling is available to all students and alumni. We also extend this service to those considering their college options.
  • Faculty who are subject matter experts that share their real-world expertise to help you apply what you learn to your personal goals and career.
Applications for admission are accepted on a rolling basis, offering the opportunity to begin studies at Granite State College at any term during the year. Admission is granted to students who earned a high school diploma, completed a high school education in a homeschool setting under state law, or demonstrate high school equivalency. Successful completion of one of the following exams will be required for demonstrating high school equivalency: the GED, HiSET, or TASC.

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Your Prior and Current Learning Counts

Many of our students can demonstrate college-level knowledge gained from military, workplace and volunteer-based training, and experiences. We are expert at helping students demonstrate learning and earning academic credit.

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Career Outlook

Job opportunities, in particular for correctional officers (COs), are expected to be ample. Corrections agencies have a hard time attracting and keeping qualified applicants because of the demands and nature of the positions.

Military experience will help give applicants a competitive edge in related fields that require a degree in criminal justice, including: policing and law enforcement, federal service agencies, loss prevention, and business security.