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Higher education can be the key to unlock advancement opportunities for those in law enforcement careers. Geneva College’s online criminal justice degree program was designed for working professionals who aspire to leadership roles within the American justice system but don’t have the time or flexibility for classroom-based courses on a fixed schedule.

Geneva College’s Bachelor of Professional Studies in Criminal Justice program enables law enforcement personnel to complete their criminal justice education online—which means academic pursuits are now compatible with virtually any schedule, including overnight shifts, irregular hours, and on-call periods. Furthermore, government data suggests steady growth in protective service occupations and indicates those who advance beyond entry-level law enforcement jobs typically have earnings higher than the U.S. median annual wage.*

Career Opportunities with a Criminal Justice Degree

Graduates of Geneva College’s online criminal justice degree program can apply for employment or advancement in various law enforcement occupations, such as:

  • Sheriff or Deputy Sheriff
  • Correctional Officer
  • Police Officer
  • Probation Officer
  • Detective
  • Private Investigator
  • Intelligence Analyst
  • Fraud Examiner
  • Security Management Specialist

Bachelor of Professional Studies in Criminal Justice Degree Outcomes

As a student in Geneva College’s online criminal justice degree program, you will study aspects of criminology, law enforcement, regulations, policies, and punishments as well as standard procedures for dealing with individuals suspected of committing a crime. In addition, you’ll learn how crime and punishment impact modern society. If you are motivated by a strong desire to protect your community and help maintain law and order, an online criminology education can pave the way to expanded career options. While you are enrolled in Geneva’s Bachelor of Professional Studies in Criminal Justice program, you’ll learn how to develop the broad range of skills needed to succeed in criminal justice. Upon completion of your online criminology education, you’ll have the foundation to move into roles of increasing responsibility within law enforcement, court administration, the judicial system, corrections, or private security. 

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Core Courses for Geneva College’s Online Criminal Justice Degree Program

Course # Course Name Credits*
ADL 445 Theory and Practice of Adult Learning 3
BBL 408 Foundations of Christian Thought 3
CRM 202 Human Diversity 3
CRM 210 Theoretical Foundations of Criminal Justice 3
CRM 217 Contemporary Issues in 21st Century Policing 3
CRM 330 Juvenile Justice 3
CRM 345 Adult Community-Based Corrections 3
CRM 350 Criminal Investigation and Procedures 3
CRM 360 Public Administration of Justice 3
CRM 400 Terrorism and Homeland Security 3
CRM 450 Ethics and Professionalism 3
HMT 411 Humanities 3

  * Students pursuing a Bachelor of Professional Studies in Criminal Justice must complete or transfer a minimum of 60 credit hours prior to taking these 36 credit hours of required courses.

Boost Your Law Enforcement Career By Completing Geneva College’s Criminal Justice Degree Program Online

Geneva College’s Bachelor of Professional Studies in Criminal Justice is one of several online bachelor’s degree programs designed with working professionals in mind. Whether you have a full- or part-time job, family, or other responsibilities, our online criminal justice degree program positions you to achieve your academic and professional goals while balancing work and family life. Discover the difference an online criminology education can make to your law enforcement career. Contact Geneva College today for more details. *

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. “Protective Service Occupations”; Occupational Outlook Handbook;updated April 13, 2018. 

Ryan Buchar
Student Recruitment Manager

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