As crime becomes more sophisticated, the criminal justice field needs people with specialized skills to protect citizens, communities and the world. That’s why the Bachelor of Criminal Justice degree program at Tiffin University (TU) offers six concentrations, each designed to prepare you to enter, move up or expand your horizons in the growing criminal justice field.
TU’s criminal justice classes are taught by professors who have “been there, done that” to help you fill in the blanks between classroom instruction and what happens in the real world. Here’s a quick overview of each concentration to help you decide which one is right for you:
- Our Corrections major is for students who want to understand and work with criminal offenders. You’ll learn about probation, parole, case management, crisis intervention, advocating for juveniles, rehabilitation and other aspects of the correctional system.
- Students who concentrate on Criminal Behavior develop expertise in the psychological causes of crime. You’ll study crime trends and statistics, crisis intervention, research methods and other topics leading to positive outcomes in managing criminal offenders. TU offers this concentration online only in three semesters.
- Criminalistics is the study of physical evidence taken from crime scenes. Combining scientific and legal methods taught in the classroom with actual experience, you will learn to identify, sort, compare, interpret and catalog evidence for use in criminal proceedings.
- We developed TU’s Homeland Security & Terrorism program in response to security threats by transnational terrorist organizations. This innovative major covers homeland security issues and challenges in an ever-evolving environment, including how local, state and federal agencies plan for and assess real-world situations.
- The Justice Administration program is ideal for students who want to be leaders. It focuses on law enforcement, public administration and multicultural issues, preparing you for a career as a human services investigator, probation or parole officer, police or correctional officer or special agent victims’ advocate.
- Graduates of our Law Enforcement program often go on to become police officers, detectives, fraud investigators and other professionals vital to our communities’ safety and wellbeing. You’ll learn U.S. law enforcement history, concepts, management and practices to prepare you for this challenging, rewarding and worthwhile profession.
Few degree programs offer as many career options and opportunities as criminal justice. Contact TU to find out more and pick your path.