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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

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

Texas Rangers Internship Opportunity

Jessup’s Criminal Justice majors can apply for a summer internship with the Texas Rangers through their prestigious State of Texas Academic Internship Program. The Texas Rangers are an investigative law enforcement agency based in Austin, with statewide jurisdiction in Texas. Over the years, the Rangers have taken part in many of the most important events in Texas history and continue to investigate crimes ranging from political corruption to murder. They also act in riot control and as detectives.

To inquire about this internship or Jessup’s Criminal Justice program, contact Professor Keith Bolte at

Keith Bolte, M.A., MA.Ed

Program Chair

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. – Keith Bolte


Keith Bolte, M.A., M.Ed.

Lead Faculty, Criminal Justice & Public Administration


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


From Student to Professor

Last time we visited with Jessup MBA graduate Ben Mandakh, he was working as the technical lead for a Bay Area start-up company and had just accepted a part-time adjunct professor position in Jessup’s School of Business. Ben was excited about the future and relished the business relationships he created…






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