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Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

Tanisha Verge, Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, Class of 2018

A Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice builds on your basic knowledge of this field of study with courses that focus on the causes of crime and critical insights into the functions of the criminal justice system. Course topics include the response by police, courts, and corrections to crime and violence, ethical concerns, theoretical and applied criminal justice, causes of crime, and the process of adjudicating criminal cases. This degree serves as the springboard for an entry level position in any number of criminal justice areas including forensics, probation & parole, crime scene investigation, law enforcement and juvenile justice

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Success STories

Outstanding Education for Remarkable Careers

We're committed to helping our graduates make an impact in their professional and personal lives. We applaud our alumni and the difference they make. Check out what some of our Criminal Justice & Legal Studies graduates have to say.

Christopher Butler 2010
Christopher Butler Grad Alumni
Class of '10
Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice-South University, West Palm Beach

“I started my studies in Criminal Justice prior to my military service and needed to complete my degree. Criminal Justice allowed me to be of service to the community and this nation. South University gave me the educational credentials I needed to get the job advancements and opportunities that have gotten me where I am today in my career field.”

Vicki Tucci 1997
Vicki Tucci Grad Alumni
Class of '96
Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies-South University, West Palm Beach

“Ultimately, I would like to use my experience and law degree to become a judge. As a young, single mom still fleshing out a career, I felt so clueless about many things. It was that hunger for knowledge that led me to South University’s program in paralegal studies. I got so much more than a classroom education. I found friends, professional contacts, and a world of inspiration from being around people who wanted to see me at my best.”

Alicia Parler 2010
Alicia Parler Grad Alumni
Class of '10
Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies-South University, Columbia

“The comradery among service men and women exists due to hardships and discipline soldiers confront together on a regular basis. More than anything, military life has taught me to appreciate my freedom as an American, something I took for granted before I joined. I learned self-discipline, which made me a better student, and ultimately, helped me realize my career aspirations. As soon as I stepped foot onto campus, and started contacting professors like Carolyn Horner, the whole experience from start-to-finish has been welcoming and encouraging.”

Crystal G Peebles 2013
Crystal G Peebles Grad Alumni
Class of '13
Bachelor Science in Legal Studies-South University, Online Programs

“South University changed and shaped my life in many ways. I am more mature, responsible and independent than I was before attending college. The classes allowed me to build knowledge, skills and discover new passions in the legal field. My degree has helped me obtain three promotions at Richardson Plowden & Robinson, P.A. With my work experience, degree and newly found confidence to reach for the stars, there are no limitations for me.”

Ellen Wright 2010
Ellen Wright Grad Alumni
Class of '10
Associate of Science in Paralegal Studies-South University, Online Programs

“I realized there were aspects of my job that I didn't like, but I was drawn to the regulatory side of it. My father always told me I had the mind for legal work, but at my age I wouldn't be able to recoup the investment in a law degree. So I started looking at legal assistant and paralegal job postings. The partially online format of South University's program was a good fit.”

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