Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice (Online)
At Drexel, the Criminal Justice program goes beyond the narrow "police science" focus of many programs, offering a rigorous academic foundation supplemented by specialized coursework. Students gain a strong background in criminology, as well as an understanding of the history, structure, administration, policies, and procedures of the agencies of crime control and criminal justice, including law enforcement, corrections, and the judiciary.
The program draws on the strengths of a range of many disciplines and is designed for students who want to prepare for 21st-Century careers in criminal justice, private security, or the legal profession. It is also fitting for those who are interested in graduate study in criminal justice or associated disciplines, including forensic science, and computer science.
Computer-based skills, technological expertise, and biochemical/biotechnological knowledge are increasingly important to the operation of the agencies of the modern criminal justice system. Drexel's leadership in these areas gives graduates a distinct advantage when seeking positions in the criminal justice system.
The BS in Criminal Justice online degree offers a flexible schedule, allowing students to enroll on either a full-time or part-time basis. It is a career-oriented program designed to provide a solid foundation in critical functional areas. The online program offers special tuition for alumni of Community College Partners, military members and immediate family, and members of partner professional associations.
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