What You'll Learn

Opportunities in public service and law enforcement are growing rapidly, and higher education is the key to achieving greater earning potential and command level positions.

Career Opportunities

A bachelor’s degree in criminal justice is the standard for advancement in law enforcement, corrections, homeland security, emergency management and related areas. With this degree, you will be able to pursue a number of Criminal Justice positions including:

  • Attorney
  • Detective
  • Forensic Investigator
  • Coroner
  • Correctional Officer
  • Bureau of Protective Services
  • CIA
  • FBI
  • Customs Agent
  • Homeland Security
  • Airport Security

The Columbia College Difference

You'll be introduced to a wide variety of Criminal Justice topics which will give you the solid foundation you need to pursue a career after graduation.

Course Requirements

View major requirements including concentrations and electives for this program of study in our course catalog.

Undergraduate Course Catalog

Additional Course Options

Evening

Our Criminal Justice degree is available in the evening. Students may choose from courses which best fit their schedule and allow for the most flexibility.

Evening Course Requirements

View major requirements including concentrations and electives for this program of study in our course catalog.

Undergraduate Course Catalog

Online

Our Criminal Justice degree is available online as a distance learning course that is flexible and designed for your success.

Online Course Requirements

View major requirements including concentrations and electives for this program of study in our course catalog.

Undergraduate Course Catalog

Concentrations

All Criminal Justice majors who are seeking a Bachelor of Arts degree are required to choose one concentration. We designed our concentrations in order to give you an in-depth understanding of a single area that fits your future career goals.

General Track

The General Track allows you to choose a greater variety of Criminal Justice courses. If you want to learn a wide variety of skills, the general track is best for you.

Leadership and Risk Management Track

The Leadership and Risk Management Track includes three Criminal Justice Leadership and Risk Management courses and a Criminal Justice laboratory course.

Forensic Track

The Forensic Track includes laboratory courses in Forensic Toxicology, Forensic DNA, and a Fingerprint Recognition and Comparison course (utilizing the FBI Technical Manual and credited through the SC Criminal Justice Academy).