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.

  • The Criminal Justice System
  • Crime Prevention and Control
  • Victim Rights and Advocacy
  • Corrections, Probation and Parole
  • Constitutional Law
  • Research Methods
  • Statistics
  • Law and Society
  • Integrative: Criminal Justice

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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.
  • 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.