Bachelor of Science
Criminal Justice at Greenville University
This program provides a Christ-centered approach to the study of criminal justice and will prepare you for a career in the criminal justice system or for continued studies in graduate school or law school. Society relies on an effective criminal justice system; you’ll learn to use your God-given talents to provide professional and Christ-centered contributions within this exciting and important field.
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GU in a View
The real-world practical experience working in the criminal justice system allows GU's criminal justice professors to provide a practical and informed education.
Focusing on the practical fields within the criminal justice system and the study of that system while combining the studies of social work, sociology, psychology, and research methods to prepare for graduate school. Grow in your understanding of the criminal justice system, including its impact and intersections.
Experiential learning. Prepare for work within the criminal justice system. Attain a better understanding of specified criminal justice jobs though internships. You’ll be better prepared for job searches, interviews, and your career.
Christ-centered. Grow in your faith and become well-suited for the work and challenges professionals in the criminal justice system may face.
Personalized attention. Experience personal growth and plan your career under the guidance of faculty who know your name and cheer your success. GU’s low 11:1 student/faculty ratio and community atmosphere allow professors to invest in their students, and know your strengths and abilities in the field of social work.
Dr. Watterson and Dr. Beans took the time to explain and engage in psychological discussions. Professor Shanks encouraged me to never settle for less than what I wanted and to keep pushing. Professor Laughlin hired me as his student assistant and gave me assignments that resembled those I'd see in graduate school to better prepare me. The list goes on and on! So many people from Greenville University have impacted me.
-Sam Barnhart, criminal justice major
Criminal Justice, BS Course Requirements
Visit the Online Catalog for an explanation of graduation requirements.