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Online BS in Criminal Justice

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Be an Agent of Positive Change

The criminal justice system is an integral part of keeping our society safe. Its effectiveness is dependent on leaders who understand the complexity of the system, and its role in relation to other public service agencies and professionals.

With a BS in Criminal Justice from Rosemont College you will not only receive the foundational knowledge needed to work in law enforcement, court administration, the judicial system, corrections, public or private security, or any other related field, you’ll be exposed to practices in social justice and ethical leadership that are crucial, especially in times of tension

Choose Your Path to Success with Five Distinct Programs

Criminal Justice is a broad and complex field that requires professionals with varied, yet focused, knowledge and experience. To meet this need, and to allow you to customize your career path toward your specific areas of interest, Rosemont offers five BS in Criminal Justice programs:

  • BS Criminal Justice (customizable)
  • BS Criminal Justice in Forensics
  • BS Criminal Justice in Homeland Security
  • BS Criminal Justice in Law Enforcement
  • BS Criminal Justice in Social Services

No matter the path you choose, you’ll be supported by faculty who have first hand experience in the field, and by a staff that is trained in supporting busy working adults.

Skills and Outcomes

Graduates will become “Agents of Change” and be capable of independent and reflective thought and action for our community through the cultivation of knowledge in the criminal justice system, criminology, social justice, and ethics.

In addition, this program offers broad-based education in the liberal arts and develops practitioners who are skilled in written and oral communication. Graduates will be prepared for a career in the field of criminal justice and have the necessary tools to advance into professional positions of leadership.

Structured to Meet the Needs of Busy, Working Adults

  • Convenient Online Format: Courses are offered online and structured to allow you to complete coursework independently, when it’s convenient for you. 
  • Manageable Coursework: Full-time accelerated students take two courses every seven weeks.
  • Immediate ROI: Classroom learning will come to life through case studies where you’ll be encouraged to use your own job as a learning lab—which has the added benefit of reinforcing your value to your current employer. 
  • Experienced, Supportive Faculty: Our faculty are experienced professionals. They are experts in what they teach, and have strong connections in their professional communities.
  • Expand Your World: As busy adults it can be hard to expand your worldview. Rosemont attracts a diverse student body, which brings different experiences and knowledge to the classroom, providing a robust learning experience. 
  • Easy & Free to Apply: We believe a quality education should be affordable and attainable, and our application process reflects this commitment. Applying is easy, and free. Click for information on how to apply.

Careers for Criminal Justice Graduates

Through up-to-the-minute trends and issues, the BS in Criminal Justice program’s hands-on curriculum develops your ability to analyze, research, and make informed decisions. The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree prepares entry-level or working practitioners in the field for success in the following areas:

  • Law enforcement
  • Court administration
  • The judicial system
  • Corrections
  • Homeland security
  • Juvenile justice system
  • Private security
    • Animal Cruelty Investigator
    • ARD Specialist
    • Arson Investigator
    • ATF Special Agent
    • Bailiff
    • Bail Enforcement
    • Border Patrol Agent
    • Bounty Hunter
    • Casino Security
    • CIA Agent
    • Canine Officer
    • Child Protective Services Worker
    • Child Welfare Caseworker
    • Compliance Manager
    • Computer Forensics Investigator
    • Community Service Coordinator
    • Community Liaison Officer
    • Conservation Officer
    • Constable
    • Correctional Counselor
    • Corrections Officer
    • Court Clerk
    • Courts Officer
    • Crime Scene Investigator
    • Criminal Profiler
    • Criminologist
    • Customs Agent/ Board Patrol
    • DEA Agent
    • Death Investigator
    • Deputy Coroner
    • Deputy Sheriff
    • Deputy US Marshal
    • Diplomatic Security Agent
    • Dispatcher
    • District Magistrate
    • Domestic Relations Officer
    • Domestic Relations Investigator
    • Elder Abuse Investigator
    • Emergency Manager
    • FBI Agent
    • Fed Reserve Bank PD
    • Federal Special Agent
    • Federal Air Marshal
    • Federal Park Ranger
    • Federal Protective Services
    • Forensic Technician
    • Fraud Investigator
    • Fusion Center Officer
    • Game Warden
    • Housing Authority Police
    • Housing Development Agent
    • ICE Agent
    • Immigration Officer
    • Intelligence Officer
    • IRS Criminal Investigator
    • Juvenile Counselor
    • Juvenile Corrections
    • Juvenile Diversion Specialist
    • Juvenile Mental Health Counselor
    • Juvenile Mentor
    • Juvenile Probation Officer
    • Law Enforcement Officer
    • Latent Print Examiner
    • Loss Prevention Officer
    • Police Detective
    • Police Officer
    • Mediator
    • Military Police
    • Mint Police
    • Paralegal
    • Park Ranger
    • Parole Officer
    • Penologist
    • Pre-Trial OfficerPrivate Investigator
    • Private Security
    • Probation Officer
    • Public Safety Officer
    • Risk Manager
    • School Resource Officer
    • Secret Service Agent
    • Security Analyst
    • Security Officer
    • Social Services
    • Social Worker
    • Sociologist
    • State Trooper
    • State Probation Officer
    • State Parole Officer
    • SWAT Officer
    • SWAT Medic
    • Substance Abuse Counselor
    • Substance Abuse Professional
    • TSA Agent/ Officer
    • Transit Police
    • US Capitol PD
    • USDA Agent
    • USDA Police
    • US Forestry Special Agent
    • US Postal PD
    • Wildlife Conservation Officer
    • Victim Advocate
    • Youth Counselor
    • Youth Mentor


Network Through Rho Chi Chapter of Lambda Alpha Epsilon

Rosemont's School of Graduate and Professional Studies is proud to have chartered Rho Chi, a chapter of the American Criminal Justice Association's Lambda Alpha Epsilon. The mission of Rho Chi is for “Rosemont College Criminal Justice alumni, current students, and faculty to join together in fellowship, mentoring, and networking to provide excellence in enhancing the education of our students to create a positive change in our community as Agents of Change.”

Aim for Further Career Advancement with Related Graduate Programs

Further advancement in your career can be yours beyond the completion of your undergraduate degree. Set your sights on these programs at Rosemont College:

Gain the skills you need to advance to leadership positions in the criminal justice system. For motivated undergraduate students, you can  transition easily into Rosemont's Master of Arts in Homeland Security & Emergency Management (MA-HLS&EM) program.

Delivered fully online, the Master of Arts in Homeland Security & Emergency Management (MA-HLS&EM) integrates the disciplines of Homeland Security, Criminal Justice, and Emergency Management with a dynamic foundation of ethics and social justice principles.

Another option for career advancement is Rosemont's online MBA in Homeland Security and Emergency Management. You’ll develop a strong business acumen and management skills that are essential to building disaster-mitigation strategies.

The graduate Certificate in Forensic Psychology is designed to train professionals to work with people within the criminal and civil justice systems, including civil, criminal and family court system.

Professionals who will benefit from this program including law enforcement, intelligence analysts, first responders, social workers, corrections officers, probation/ parole agents, mental health workers, nurses, disaster relief workers, CISM Teams members, public health and emergency management personnel.


start advancing your career today: apply now!