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Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration

The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration is designed to permit the pursuit of different professional career goals while integrating the general study of criminal justice and law with other relevant disciplines. A degree in criminal justice administration prepares students for entry-level employment in law enforcement, corrections, and loss prevention, for promotion and leadership roles, and for graduate study and law school. Students who have completed a state police academy or the corrections basic training academy should refer to the Partners in Law Enforcement program (PILE), or Partners in Corrections program for transfer credit possibility. A Crime Scene Investigation certificate is also available to students completing a Criminal Justice degree.


Criminal Justice Administration and Human Services Department

Degree requirements

The Columbia College Catalog outlines the courses you will need to take to complete your degree program. This includes required courses in your major and general education requirements, as well as elective classes you will select.

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*Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration is not available to online students in the states of California and Georgia.

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