The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Program is offered by Hodges University to individuals intent on pursuing careers in the criminal justice system. Graduates can gain access to entry-level positions while working professionals can expect to advance in their careers. Students will gain learning of the various aspects of criminal justice including administration, human resources, management, intelligence, cultural diversity and terrorism.
A total of one hundred twenty-two (122) semester credit hours are needed to be completed by students to be eligible for graduation. The curriculum consists of the Criminal Justice Component, Legal Component, Liberal Arts/General Education Component, and the Approved Elective Component. Required Criminal Justice Courses include Introduction to Criminal Justice Systems, Criminology, Crime and Delinquency, Criminal Justice Management, Law Enforcement and Society, Corrections and Penology, Investigative Techniques, Studies in Forensics, Analysis of Evidence, Strategic Intelligence, Terrorism and the Criminal Justice System, and Comparative Criminal Justice Systems. Required Legal Component Courses consist of Criminal Law and Procedure, and Constitutional Law.
The Liberal Arts Component consists of General Education Courses equivalent to thirty-eight (38) semester credits. Approved Elective Component consists of courses approved in consultation with the Faculty Advisor, Registrar, or the Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs. It can also comprise of the approved transfer credits from an accredited institution.
Applicants must at least have a diploma in high school or GED equivalent. Associate degree holders must have a minimum over-all GPA of 2.5 and must have completed courses in English Composition, Computer Applications, Criminology and Introduction to Criminal Justice Systems before they are allowed to start the Criminal Justice Component. Tuition cost is $ 460.00 per credit hour for an estimated total cost of $ 56,120.00.