Our Criminal Justice Program

Available: Undergraduate College & Online Undergraduate

A bachelor’s degree in criminal justice is the standard for advancement in law enforcement, corrections, homeland security, emergency management and related areas. Most law enforcement jurisdictions require a bachelor’s degree as entry-level into the profession. The BA in CJ gives the student a well-rounded background for many careers in law enforcement or criminal justice.  

Catalog/Course Requirements:

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.

General Track

Students in this track, pursue careers in law enforcement, probation, pardon and parole, US Marshal Service, Corrections or other areas not related to crime scene investigation or forensic science. 
 

Hightlights

FBI Academy Alliance Partner – 1 of 16 schools in the U.S. 

The FBI National The FBINAA's Academic Alliances is program designed to offer NAA members the opportunity to further their education in a manner that is affordable, and convenient. All the schools that are a part of this program are either nationally and/or regionally accredited universities offering degree programs that would interest and benefit law enforcement executives. 

Online Option Available

  • 100% online classes can be accessed anywhere, anytime
  • FREE e-Textbook
  • Designed to accommodate full-time working professionals
  • Prepare students to adapt and succeed in a rapidly growing field

Online Undergraduate Schedule

Job Markets

Employment of police and detectives is projected to grow 5 percent from 2018 to 2028, about as fast as the average for all occupations. The continued need for public safety is expected to lead to new openings for officers, although demand may vary by location.

Police and Detectives
Median Pay 2018: $43,380 in SC
Job Outlook 2018-2018: Projecting 5% growth  

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

Faculty

Harry Cooper, Senior Lecturer of Business and Criminal Justice
B.S., J.D., University of South Carolina.

D’Michelle DuPre, Senior Lecturer of Criminal Justice
B.A., University of South Carolina; M.D., Ross University School of Medicine.