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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


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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