Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

Find Your Calling in Criminal Justice

The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Degree Program at California Baptist University prepares individuals for careers or advancement in a variety of local, state and federal law enforcement agencies, and as security personnel, including preparation for graduate study in related public service fields.

Mark Kling, D.P.A., Criminal Justice
Mark Kling, D.P.A., Faculty Lead

Created with the input of seasoned leaders in criminal justice, the curriculum reflects content most relevant to today’s criminal justice professionals. Classes are taught by experienced faculty, including many active and retired members of law enforcement and other related professions, who impart practical knowledge that can be immediately applied to the job as well as to future career goals. Accelerated eight-week sessions allow working students to complete their degree in as little as sixteen months.

Ethical Professionals

The B.S. in Criminal Justice supports CBU’s faith-based mission within the classroom and coursework. Courses integrate Christian principles as they apply to ethics, justice, and other key issues related to the field of criminal justice. Students gain a deeper understanding of the law and how to uphold it.

Finish What You Started

CBU's B.S. in Criminal Justice is a specially designed degree for working adults who are looking to finish what they've already started. An accelerated degree program which can be completed in as little as 16 months, the B.S. in Criminal Justice is aimed to be helpful for students who desire to earn their degree while working. A major in Criminal Justice from CBU's Online and Professional Studies allows students to earn their bachelor's degree at an accelerated pace. With courses offered in online form, hybrid form, and completely in-person, students have the opportunity to complete their coursework around their own schedule. The accelerated criminal justice degree offered through CBU's OPS provides an excellent opportunity for undergraduate degree-completion.

Professors with Working Knowledge

Dynamic forums for discussion and interaction, online business courses through CBU’s B.S. in Criminal Justice degree-completion program connect aspiring professionals and accomplished faculty. CBU's faculty consists of quality professors who help to make sure that earning your degree online is an enriching and enjoyable experience.  As successful criminal justice professionals, mentors, as well as instructors, professors bring practical, applicable working knowledge into the classroom, and into the hands of students.

If you’re ready to reach your professional and personal goals, the faculty and staff responsible for the Criminal Justice program are ready to help. Attend the next information session or contact a CBU Online & Professional Studies Admissions Counselor to learn more about the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice major.

What are CBU's admissions requirements?
  • 24 transferrable units preferred
  • Minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Speak with an Admissions Counselor to discuss options at 951.343.3900 or cbuonline@calbaptist.edu
How much will my education at CBU cost?
  • Approximately 46-49 units to graduate depending on transferred units
  • Costs vary depending on the number of units transferred
  • Per unit cost is $511
  • Emergency Service Personnel Scholarships are available
How can I afford to go to CBU?
  • Financial assistance is available
  • The first step is to fill-out the FAFSA at www.fafsa.ed.gov
  • CBU’s FAFSA School Code: 001125
Contact Admissions

Phone: 951.343.3900
Email: cbuonline@calbaptist.edu


Program Requirements

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Major Program (49 units)

Prerequisites to Program

Composition
Intermediate Composition
Intermediate Algebra

Lower Division Requirements (9 units)

Introduction to Criminal Justice
American Government
State and Local Government

Upper Division Requirements (33 units)

Leadership and Ethics for Criminal Justice
Minorities in the Criminal Justice System
Emergency Management
Information Management
Historical Perspectives of Criminal Justice
Crime and Delinquency
Terrorism and Homeland Security
Methods of Research for Criminal Justice
Comparative Criminal Justice
Constitutional Law II
Principles of Public Administration

Additional Program Courses (7 units)

Overview of the Bible
Foundations of Christian Thought

Financial Aid Assistance Scenarios

Scenario 1 – Veteran’s Benefit Recipient
Full Time 9 units: fall, spring, summer
Veteran’s Benefits – Post 9/11 GI Bill &
CBU Yellow Ribbon Program

$14,403   Cost Estimate Per Year* (Tuition/Fees)
- $14,403   GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon Benefits
$0

Scenario 2 – Tuition Reimbursement and Loan Recipient
Full Time 9 units: fall, spring, summer
Tuition Reimbursement and Loan Recipient

$14,403   Cost Estimate Per Year* (Tuition/Fees)

Financial Aid Assistance Options
$2,500   Employer Tuition Reimbursement**

Scenario 3 – Loan Recipient
Full Time 9 units: fall, spring, summer
Stafford Loan Recipient-Subsidized and Unsubsidized

$14,403   Cost Estimate Per Year* (Tuition/Fees)

Financial Aid Assistance Options
$14,403   Subsidized & Unsubsidized Stafford Loan***
Examples Only: Assumes Eligibility by filing a FAFSA and meeting all eligibility criteria

* tuition costs based on cost per unit
** must be eligible to qualify
*** based on eligibility (assumes graduate level)

Financial Aid Assistance Scenarios

Scenario 1 – Veteran’s Benefit Recipient
Full Time 6 units: fall, spring, summer
Veteran’s Benefits – Post 9/11 GI Bill &
CBU Yellow Ribbon Program

$9,777   Cost Estimate Per Year* (Tuition/Fees)
- $9,777   GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon Benefits
$0

Scenario 2 – Scholarship and Loan Recipient
Full Time 6 units: fall, spring, summer
Scholarship and Loan Recipient

$9,777   Cost Estimate Per Year* (Tuition/Fees)

Financial Aid Assistance Options
$2,500   Disablity Scholarship**

Scenario 3 – Loan Recipient
Full Time 6 units: fall, spring, summer
Stafford Loan Recipient-Subsidized and Unsubsidized

$9,777   Cost Estimate Per Year* (Tuition/Fees)

Financial Aid Assistance Options
$9,777   Subsidized & Unsubsidized Stafford Loan***
Examples Only: Assumes Eligibility by filing a FAFSA and meeting all eligibility criteria

* tuition costs based on cost per unit
** must be eligible to qualify
*** based on eligibility (assumes graduate level)

Financial Aid Assistance Scenarios

Scenario 1 – Veteran’s Benefit Recipient
Full Time 12 units: fall, spring, summer
Veteran’s Benefits – Post 9/11 GI Bill &
CBU Yellow Ribbon Program

$18,885   Cost Estimate Per Year* (Tuition/Fees)
- $18,885   GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon Benefits
$0

Scenario 2 – Grant and Loan Recipient
Full Time 12 units: fall, spring, summer
Pell, Cal Grant & Stafford Loan Recipient

$18,885   Cost Estimate Per Year* (Tuition/Fees)

Financial Aid Assistance Options
$5,645   Pell Grant (maximum estimate)**
$9,084   Cal Grant A (maximum estimate)**
$5,500   Stafford Loan***

Scenario 3 – Loan Recipient
Full Time 12 units: fall, spring, summer
Stafford Loan Recipient-Subsidized and Unsubsidized

$18,885   Cost Estimate Per Year* (Tuition/Fees)

Financial Aid Assistance Options
$18,750   Subsidized & Unsubsidized Stafford Loan***
Examples Only: Assumes Eligibility by filing a FAFSA and meeting all eligibility criteria

* tuition costs based on cost per unit
** must be eligible to qualify
*** based on eligibility (assumes Independent Student, Junior grade level)

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