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B.S. in Criminal Justice

Crime prevention. Law enforcement. Public service. You can explore these topics and more while studying for a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice.

Explore the questions surrounding crime, punishment, and rehabilitation in your criminal justice major. Criminology, the theoretical basis of criminal justice, provides insight into human motivations and the forces behind aberrant and destructive behaviors.

Criminal Justice Week 2016

NSU participated in events for Criminal Justice Week 2016

What you’ll study
You'll delve into case studies of crime as you learn constitutional issues, theories of crime causation, and the history and structure of the criminal justice system. You'll explore the rapidly expanding fields of law enforcement, courtroom services, corrections, and Homeland Security. Gain real-world knowledge of current law and policy.

How you’ll learn more
Nova Southeastern University programs in criminal justice are comprehensive and reach the highest degree possible. This rigorous academic environment gives you advantages over more limited programs. NSU's partnership with the Broward County Sheriff's Office offers exceptional community-based opportunities.

Where it can take you
Police officers are highly visible on the front lines, but you may choose one of the many behind-the-scenes roles of criminal justice. With a bachelor's degree in criminal justice, you can create your own path in fields such as security and criminal investigation, or follow a more traditional role in the courts. Your graduate school options include continuation in criminal justice, law school, and other social service degrees.

Review the approximate annual cost of tuition, housing, studying part-time, and other options.

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Pursuing a minor can deepen your knowledge in a discipline related to your major or enable you to explore a field outside your major area of study and diversify your skills. Speak with a faculty member in your program to determine which minor(s) can support your academic, professional, and personal goals.

Are you planning to pursue a master's or doctoral degree in a related field of study? Consider NSU's Dual Admission Program, which enables qualified undergraduates at the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences to secure early acceptance into one of the university's competitive graduate and professional degree programs.

See the entire program at a glance. The four-year plan of study will assist you in planning your future at NSU. It presents an overall idea of the order in which courses might be taken in a four-year plan during a student's college career. 


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