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BS Criminal Justice: Homeland & International Security

Classes begin each Fall, Winter, Spring, & Summer Semesters 

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Led by a team of scholars and professionals with extensive real-world experience, the Criminal Justice program at California University of Pennsylvania is designed for highly-motivated students who seek professional positions in the various justice-related fields or advanced studies in law or graduate school.  Students applying for the 100% online Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice:  Homeland & International Security program should have either an associate degree in Criminal Justice or a minimum of 50 credits in general education and criminal justice related courses

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The program offers an excellent blend of courses in criminal justice, law, forensic science, criminology, cybercrimes, counterterrorism, and homeland and international security that develop critical thinkers and well-versed professionals. The curriculum and the educational preparation and experience of the faculty are unrivaled. The program provides a comprehensive, methodical review of major criminal justice and security functions and operations.  Our goal is to satisfy a wide range of academic and professional interests.


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Program Benefits: (60 credits with an earned associate degree)

  • Through 2022, the Pennsylvania Center for Workforce Data and Analysis projects:

    • Protective Service Occupations will increase to 130,920 jobs
    • Fastest growing occupations include Private Detectives & Investigators (11% growth), Security Guards (13% growth), and Transportation Security Screeners (13% growth)
    • Nearly 1,600 Law Enforcement Workers are needed

    At the national level, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects:

    • Continued interest in public safety will drive employment growth
    • Police and Detectives employment will increase by 41,400 positions by 2022
    • Employment for Transportation Security Screeners is projected to grow nearly 35%
    • Annual salaries range from $26,070 for Security Guards to $53,910 for Private Detectives and Investigators.
  • 100% asynchronous online classes to meet the needs of busy students and professionals

  • Complete the program in as little as 16 months attending full-time!

  • Specialized courses in:  Military Criminal Justice, Executive Protection, Criminal Intelligence Analysis, and International Security

  • Faculty are internationally recognized with academic credentials and experience in law enforcement, military operations, special operations, international and homeland security, tactical operations, and counter terrorism!  A few highlights:

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