Trinity Evangelical Divinity School


BA in CJ

Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice


Where can this degree take me?

Within a Christ-centered liberal arts curriculum, the aim of the Criminal Justice program is to provide students with a strong foundation in the studies of criminology, including criminal law, legal systems, corrections, and policing. This program will prepare students to enter advanced programs in legal studies and law enforcement and for allied careers in the criminal justice field.

The Criminal Justice program is designed to prepare students for a wide variety of career choices in the areas of law enforcement, cyber-crime, paralegal, and postgraduate work.

What will I study?

Students pursuing a degree in Criminal Justice need to complete the core program courses, as well as some strongly recommended General Education courses. Additionally, students should have skills in word processing, as well as proficiency using spreadsheets and databases.

  • Criminal Justice Core - 49 hours

    CRJ 201 Criminal Law and Procedure 3 hours
    CRJ 210 Criminal Courts 3 hours
    POL 250 American Government 3 hours
    POL 255 Constitutional Law 3 hours
    CRJ 300 Legal Writing and Communication 3 hours
    CRJ 320 Police and Societal Interactions 3 hours
    CRJ 330 Corrections 3 hours
    CRJ 351 Drugs, Alcohol and Crime 3 hours
    CRJ 360 Race, Gender, Ethnicity, & Criminal Justice 3 hours
    CRJ 361 Juvenile Justice and Delinquency 3 hours
    CRJ 420 Police Response to Protests, Riots and Disasters 3 hours
    CRJ 445 Criminal Justice Internship 3 hours
    CRJ 460 Victimology and Restorative Justice 3 hours
    CRJ 490 Criminal Justice Seminar 3 hours
    MA 285X Statistics 4 hours
    SOC 324 Criminology 3 hours


  • General Education - 33 hours

    (Varies) Biblical Studies / Theology / Lifelong Learning 9 hours
    (Varies) College Writing 6 hours
    (Varies) Humanities 6 hours
    (Varies) Math or Computer Science 3 hours
    (Varies) Science 3 hours
    (Varies) Social Science 6 hours

    These requirements may be met by taking TIU courses (traditional face-to-face, accelerated face-to-face, modular, hybrid, and/or online), though transfer credit, credit for prior college-level learning, or credit by examination. No one course can satisfy two General Education requirements. No more than 9 credits can simultaneously count for both General Education and any major.


  • Recommended General Education Courses

    SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3 hours
    SOC 330 Race and Ethnic Relations 3 hours
    PSY 255 Psychology of Addiction 3 hours

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