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Criminal Justice, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Riverside, OH, United States
The need for ethics in the criminal justice system is as great as ever, which is why integrity is heavily emphasized and a biblical worldview is integrated into the Criminal Justice program at California Baptist University. Students learn both in and out of the classroom, studying historical and global trends in law enforcement and corrections and experiencing mock crime scene investigations.
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Overview

Why study Criminal Justice program at California Baptist University?

Our criminal justice faculty have earned their doctorate or law degrees from top universities and are authentic followers of Christ and excellent teachers. They set the standard in the areas of faith integration, strong student mentoring and helping our students live their purposes. Faculty members have real-world experience in criminal justice, and bring that experience into the classroom.

We see criminal justice as an applied science. That is, it is an object of study but also something that you actually do—hands on. Our students have the opportunity to meet professionals in the criminal justice field on a regular basis. They may perform actual investigations, and receive specific training in various fields, such as CSI, firearms and others. Past students have interned in county, state and federal governmental offices—such as the Secret Service and the Riverside District Attorney’s Office—and many go on to study law, forensic psychology or criminology in graduate school.

Career opportunities

  • Probation officer
  • Parole officer
  • Attorney
  • Crime scene investigator
  • Private investigator
  • Federal agent

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    42 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • American Government
  • State and Local Government
  • Fundamentals of Criminal Law
  • Courts and Criminal Procedures
  • Police Systems and Practices
  • Minorities & Crim Justice Sys
  • Methods of Research in Crim Just
  • Senior Project
  • Constitutional Law

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    71

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    5.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Official transcripts. Send us the official sealed copies of all academic records (including transcripts, mark sheets and grade reports, as well as graduation certificates, diplomas and/or completion certificates) from secondary schools, showing dates of attendance, courses taken and grades received. Transfer applicants are required to submit all official college transcripts from all colleges/universities attended.
  • An essay or personal statement. Submit a personal statement (minimum 3–5 paragraphs) responding to "What do you hope to gain from your experience as a student at CBU?"
  • Minimum of 430 on the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing  on the SAT.
  • Minimum of 16 on the English section of the ACT.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    32942 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16471 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    32942 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16471 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Traditional Program Per Unit: 1,267 USD

Funding

Ambassador’s Scholarship (Incoming Freshmen)

  • $12,000 per year
  • 3.5 cumulative weighted GPA and above
  • 1000 SAT or 20 ACT

International Transfer Scholarship (Incoming Domestic Transfers)

  • $8,000 per year
  • 3.3 GPA and above

Need-Based Grants 

  • Global Initiatives Grant – Up to $10,000 per year
  • Grant based upon financial need as determined. International financial aid application required.
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