Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice - Juvenile Justice

BS in Criminal Justice - Juvenile Justice

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Residential Program

The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice – Juvenile Justice prepares you for a career in juvenile corrections. You’ll study the internal workings of the criminal justice system and how it responds to juvenile delinquency, as you learn methods for establishing successful rehabilitation programs.

Our professors teach using hands-on activities to provide you with a practical understanding of community-based corrections, delinquency and crime prevention, and legal issues in the field. 


Learn How To:

  • Analyze community-based corrections programs
  • Develop and implement strategies to prevent adult and juvenile crime
  • Work within the juvenile justice system

Careers You Could Have:

  • Juvenile Justice Detention Officer
  • Juvenile Rehabilitation Coordinator
  • Probation Officer
  • Corrections recreation leader or program supervisor
  • Youth Correction Facility Director
  • Youth Services Coordinator
  • Deputy prison warden
  • Juvenile/youth counselor

Academic Information

Credit Hours

  • 120 total hours 

Courses You'll Take

  • Juvenile Justice: CJUS 310
  • Juvenile Corrections: CJUS 321
  • Community Based Corrections: CJUS 322
  • Delinquency and Crime Prevention: CJUS 323
  • Legal and Ethical Issues in Juvenile Justice: CJUS 324

Law enforcement personnel who can document successful completion from an accredited police officer school in their state may earn up to 14 credit hours toward their degree. Military experience may also be evaluated for potential college credit.

Program of Study (DCP)