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Bachelor of Science

The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice prepares and trains students for the wide range of careers in fields of administration and justice. Courses include Constitution and Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, and Criminal Law. All courses are taught with a focus on Christian ethics which will prepare you for notable servant leadership in law enforcement and its supporting branches.





The Criminal Justice program at William Jessup University is training the next generation of law enforcement personnel who are spiritually grounded, ethically trained and ready for entry into one of the fastest growing employment areas in the country. We do this training through well trained active duty law enforcement personnel, a requirement for instructors in the program.

Across the curriculum we train our future law enforcement personnel to be thoughtful in deliberation, ethical in decision-making, and compassionate in action. Changes in law enforcement and the public perception of law enforcement demands that our new generation of leaders can identify and respond to shifts in the law, and the community.  All Criminal Justice students are required to do an internship with an agency. WJU students have interned with National, State and Local law enforcement agencies.

  • Demonstrate an understanding of biblical, governance, and management principles and their application to criminal justice decision-making.
  • Identify the foundations and core principles underlying the layers of local, state, and national public agencies and nonprofit organizations.
  • Examine the scope, purpose, and structure of American criminal justice and its respective roles in policy implementation.
  • Review the process and players of criminal justice and their relationship to decision-making and the legal process.
  • Identify and analyze latest trends and theories of financial management, human resource management, and administrative practice to formulate best practices and apply to specific scenarios in each concentration.
  • Identify, analyze, and develop “real time” application scenarios on how to use this information to manage the complex administrative and justice structure challenges of today and tomorrow.
  • Evaluate current issues, how they shape public policy, how different public sector and government professionals interact with these issues, and how these scenarios would be beneficial and effective.

Criminal Justice

Program Courses

  • Major Courses (9 units)
    • PSYC222 | Interpersonal Processes
    • PHIL271 | Introduction to Philosophy
    • PSYC351 | Abnormal Psychology
  • Core Courses (48-49 units)
    • PPOL111 | American Government
    • PPOL201 | Political Theory and Philosophy
    • PPOL221 | Political Process
    • PPOL260 | Introduction to Criminal Justice
    • PPOL261 | Introduction to Criminal Law
    • PPOL304 | Ethics in Public Policy
    • PPOL324 | State and Local Government
    • PPOL361 | Constitution and Civil Rights
    • PPOL362 | Criminology
    • PPOL364 | Police and Society
    • PPOL366 | Corrections
    • PPOL368 | Forensics
    • PPOL469 | Violence and Terrorism
    • PPOL475 | Public Policy Internship
    • PPOL491 | Political Research and Policy Analysis
    • PPOL498 | Senior Seminar: Leadership and Service

To view all courses and course descriptions, please see our current Academic Catalog.

To view Jessup’s Online degree offerings for the B.S. in Criminal Justice, please CLICK HERE.

I want our Criminal Justice students equipped to be the next generation of law enforcement personnel, thoughtful in deliberation, ethical in decision-making, and compassionate in action.


Timothy Polasik

Adjunct, Criminal Justice

George Ackerman

Adjunct, Criminal Justice

Jennifer Batt, M.S.

Adjunct, Criminal Justice & Biology

Kate Adams

Adjunct, Criminal Justice

Ron Lawrence

Adjunct, Criminal Justice & Biology

Steven Dowling

Adjunct, Criminal Justice

Adam McGill

Adjunct, Criminal Justice


To talk more about your career journey and how Jessup can help prepare you for a rewarding future, connect with an admissions counselor today.


Jessup’s Criminal Justice degree program is excited to announce they are developing a new Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) introductory course for students. The proposed course includes a forensic science overview, specifically focusing on the field aspect of crime scene investigations. It will also include crime scene documentation methods, equipment used…

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