Focus on the study of criminal justice practices rather than the implementation of law enforcement in this program, which incorporates the values of a Christian worldview into a deeper knowledge about crime and society. You’ll gain an understanding of restorative approaches to justice, as well as the social and psychological theories on crime, criminals and society. A practicum is integrated throughout the program providing you with hands–on experience and an opportunity for reflective assessment.


  • A challenging and supportive academic environment
  • Cohort groups meet face to face one night a week
  • Several of the program courses will be offered on-line
  • Cohort of 7-20 adults progress through the program together
  • Experienced faculty and assignments that apply to everyday life
  • Students come from a variety of workplace and cultural backgrounds
  • Gain a new perspective on law enforcement and criminal justice

Career opportunities

Criminal justice is a fast-growing field of study and employment. Many agencies require a bachelor’s degree for career advancement. Our graduates are prepared for a wide range of careers in criminal justice, law enforcement, corrections, the paralegal field, administration and social services. With several courses focused on the legal system, this degree serves as a comprehensive pre-law program

Program director

Peter Smith
Peter Smith, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Peacemaking and Conflict Studies

Admission requirements

  • Application form
  • $40 fee (fee is waived for those attending an information meeting)
  • Official high school transcripts or diploma
  • Official college transcripts
  • Recommendation form


  • 60 transferable baccalaureate-level units
  • Minimum 2.4 GPA