124 credit hours / 3–4 years
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This program will prepare students to enter advanced programs in legal studies and law enforcement and for allied careers in the criminal justice field. The Criminal Justice program opens the door to a wide variety of career choices for Trinity students in the areas of law enforcement, cyber-crime, and paralegal work, as well as postgraduate studies.
All applicants must have a high school diploma or successful completion of the GED. Applicants are required to have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 (using a 4.0 scale) for all prior college work or high school work if no prior college credits. After submitting your application, please submit all official transcripts from your past institutions to:
Trinity International University
Attn: Admissions Operations
2065 Half Day Road
Deerfield, IL 60015
We also accept electronic transcripts from secure, certified transcript delivery services. If your college or university uses such a service, please direct transcripts to [email protected] Finally, after reviewing your past credits, a counselor will provide you with an estimate of transferable credits and an estimated timeline to graduate.
In addition to 47 credits required for a major, students at Trinity College also complete 47-62 credit hours of general education requirements. These courses relate to communication skills, arts and humanities, and qualitative and analytical reasoning. Some students can substitute completed coursework that resulted in an A.A., A.S. or A.F.A. degree for those requirements, but all Trinity students must complete a series of courses focused on the foundations of Christian thinking and living. In all, a bachelor’s degree from Trinity requires at least 124 credit hours for those students beginning with zero credits. For more information on degree requirements, see the Trinity College Catalog.
Students who have already completed some coursework at the college or university level have the option of completing their degree online at Trinity. For these students, a degree can be completed in as little as 2-3 years.
Students pursuing a degree in Criminal Justice need to complete the core program courses, as well as some strongly recommended General Education courses. Additionally, students should have skills in word processing, as well as proficiency using spreadsheets and databases.
|CRJ 201||Criminal Law and Procedure||3 hours|
|CRJ 210||Criminal Courts||3 hours|
|POL 250||American Government||3 hours|
|POL 255||Constitutional Law||3 hours|
|CRJ 300||Legal Writing and Communication||3 hours|
|CRJ 320||Police and Societal Interactions||3 hours|
|CRJ 330||Corrections||3 hours|
|CRJ 351||Drugs, Alcohol and Crime||3 hours|
|CRJ 360||Race, Gender, Ethnicity, & Criminal Justice||3 hours|
|CRJ 361||Juvenile Justice and Delinquency||3 hours|
|CRJ 420||Police Response to Protests, Riots and Disasters||3 hours|
|CRJ 445||Criminal Justice Internship||3 hours|
|CRJ 460||Victimology and Restorative Justice||3 hours|
|CRJ 490||Criminal Justice Seminar||3 hours|
|MA 285X||Statistics||3 hours|
|SOC 324||Criminology||3 hours|
|SOC 101||Introduction to Sociology||3 hours|
|SOC 330||Race and Ethnic Relations||3 hours|
|PSY 255||Psychology of Addiction||3 hours|
Courses rotate every semester. Follow this link to our student portal to view upcoming course offerings.
The online criminal justice degree is taught by a variety of faculty across several disciplines. Our faculty are committed Christians, who challenge you to apply your faith to the complexities of life, while also guiding you toward academic success.
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