Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

General

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Program Description

Student Learning Goals and Outcomes

  • Students will have content knowledge in the criminal justice field.
    • Students will be able to explain the major components of the criminal justice system.
    • Students will be able to synthesize information from a variety of sources.
  • Students will communicate effectively both in written and verbal form.
    • Students will be able to present research on criminal justice topics.
    • Students will be able to write criminal justice reports for incidents that occur in the field.
  • Students will think critically.
    • Students will be able to evaluate a comprehensive analysis of a juvenile court case.
    • Students will be able to demonstrate basic knowledge of information technology as applied to criminal justice research and practice.
  • Students will be able to use problem-solving skills while making informed decisions.
    • Students will be able to implement an effective solution for an emergency exercise.
  • Students will develop applied skills to be used in the criminal justice field.
    • Students will be able to participate and document simulated criminal justice activities.

Concentrations

  • Justice Administration
  • Justice Counseling
  • Legal Studies
  • Criminal Justice (Minor)

Admissions

Admission Process

  • Submit an International Student Application Applicants must indicate the major course of study that they intend to complete.
  • Arrange to have your official transcripts sent to Peru State College.
  • Provide evidence of English language proficiency. You must provide proof of English language proficiency in one of the following ways:
    • Test of English Language as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
      550 with no section score less than 56 (paper-based)
      79/120 (Internet-based)
      213 with no section score less than 22 (computer-based)
    • International English Language Test System (IELTS)
      A minimum score of 6.5
    • SAT
      Old SAT minimum: Reading 440, English/Writing 440
      New SAT minimum: Evidence-Based Reading and Writing 490
    • Countries Exempt from this Requirement:
      Citizens of Canada, Australia, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland and Wales

Five Terms Available for Students to Start their Studies

  • August – Apply for Fall
  • October – Apply for Fall
  • January – Apply for Spring
  • March – Apply for Spring
  • June – Apply for Summer

Why Peru State College?

  • Faculty members have real-life experience in policing, corrections, parole, and probation with an emphasis on a scholar-practitioner approach to instruction.
  • All courses are offered online and on campus.
  • Coursework is constantly updated to meet industry standards.
  • Easily earn a minor to broaden knowledge and improve employment prospects. 

The Peru College Advantage

  • Transfer up to 90 credits
    Peru State College Online makes it easy to transfer up to 90 credit hours, making your Criminal Justice Administration degree even more affordable.
  • Nationally Recognized for Affordability
    Criminal Justice - Administration is one of many programs at Peru State College Online that offers nationally recognized affordability and value. 
Last updated Jul 2020

About the School

Peru State’s “Campus of a Thousand Oaks,” a member of the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum, is nestled in the hills of historic southeast Nebraska on the Missouri River. The College offers a mix of innova ... Read More

Peru State’s “Campus of a Thousand Oaks,” a member of the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum, is nestled in the hills of historic southeast Nebraska on the Missouri River. The College offers a mix of innovative online and traditional classroom undergraduate and graduate programs, including online graduate degrees in education and organizational management. Read less
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