If you want to take an active role in making the world a safer and more just place, pursue an online Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Broadview University. You’ll gain an in-depth understanding of the criminal justice and legal systems so you’re prepared for a variety of careers. Since Broadview is nationally accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), you’ll earn an online criminal justice degree that’s valued in the real world.
With Broadview University’s CareerPath initiative, you’ll save up to 25% on tuition! Through this innovative initiative, most of our classes are now offered in six-week sessions so you can take a full-time course load while focusing on fewer subjects. Because your bachelor’s degree program is fully online, you’ll have even more flexibility to fit your studies into your busy life. Take classes full-time, year-round and you can finish many of our bachelor’s degrees in as little as 36 months!
What can you do with a criminal justice degree? Plenty. This online program prepares you for a variety of careers, from corrections officer to private security, protective services to investigator positions. For more than 40 years, Broadview has been deeply rooted in the local community, which means we have connections that can help you—now and in the future. Our graduates* have gone on to work for a variety of law enforcement agencies, including:
(*July 1, 2012 – June 30, 2015)
Online learning doesn’t mean you’ll be going it alone at Broadview. You’ll learn from supportive, expert faculty who have real-world experience in the criminal justice field. This program was developed with input from local criminal justice experts so you know you’re receiving an online education that’s up to date and relevant. In addition to courses specific to criminal justice, you’ll study:
Before you start your online studies, you can take our online learning orientation. This step-by-step guide will teach you how to use our online system and give you the guidance and confidence you need to succeed as an online learner. Our Service Desk will be there to assist you with any technological issues—seven days a week—via phone and email.
Through CampusConnect, you’ll access your course materials, submit assignments and connect with your instructors and classmates. Through LibraryConnect, our virtual library, you’ll have access to our huge collection of reference materials, e-books, databases and journals—and support from our librarians.
This course presents the historical background of the juvenile justice system, its current status and related contemporary societal and legal issues. Students examine various policies, programs, and practices. The course covers juvenile law and procedure, juvenile corrections, juvenile delinquency, delinquency prevention and the future of juvenile justice in the United States.
This course presents modern theories and practices of criminal investigation, including preliminary investigation, related communication and reporting functions, and final court actions. Simulations and case study analyses are used to explore investigation strategies and tactics. Students evaluate appropriate uses and anticipated effects of various methods.
This course is an introduction to the basic facts and major issues concerning drug-taking behavior as it relates to criminal activity. The social history of legal and illegal drug use and the misuse and abuse of chemical substances are analyzed in detail.
This course explores the incidence and effects of crime victimization in modern society. Students examine relationships between victims and offenders. The similarities and differences between the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Uniform Crime Reporting System (UCR) and the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) are discussed. Students also study the efforts of the criminal justice system to address the needs of victims.