Bachelor of Criminal Justice

Contemporary Justice

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Goals and Course Topics

Join a Noble Profession

The Tiffin University criminal justice in contemporary justice degree opens the door to a career in one of the most challenging yet worthwhile professions. Learning about U.S. law and law enforcement, community peacekeeping, justice administration, criminal investigations, and ethics and social issues will prepare you for this critical role in keeping citizens safe.

Your Criminal Justice Program

If you’re considering a career in criminal justice, such as law enforcement or justice administration, our criminal justice in contemporary justice degree curriculum builds a broad-based foundation of skills and knowledge related to contemporary issues facing Criminal Justice practitioners today.

Practical Education

Jobs in criminal justice are demanding, rewarding and vital to safe, well-functioning communities. As a graduate of this contemporary justice degree program, you will have a solid foundation from which to pursue a position as a criminal investigator, detective, fraud investigator, intelligence analyst, police officer and prosecutor’s office investigator.


Online: Two terms per semester starting in January, March, May, July, August and October

Who Is This Criminal Justice in Contemporary Justice Program For?

It takes a special person to work in law enforcement and confront the difficult issues facing our society today. Graduates of the Tiffin University criminal justice in contemporary justice degree program will be able to:

  1. describe the evolving role of criminal justice systems and their relationship to critical societal issues.
  2. employ a variety of means and media to communicate with both public and private stakeholders appropriately and effectively.
  3. evaluate and apply appropriate management and leadership philosophies and approaches to practice in various criminal justice contexts.


The time to complete one’s criminal justice in contemporary justice degree is dependent on the number of hours transferring in. Tiffin University strives to transfer in as much transfer credit for students as possible. With this said, in order for credit to transfer, one must have earned a “C” or better in the course.

Do You Have an Associate Degree?

If you already have an associate degree, learn about our online bachelor’s degree completion program.

BCJ Contemporary Justice FAQ

What is contemporary justice?

Contemporary justice is a facet of criminal justice that focuses on community peacekeeping through an understanding of U.S. law, justice administration, criminal investigations, ethics and social issues.

What is a bachelor’s in contemporary justice?

A bachelor’s in contemporary justice prepares students for critical roles in keeping citizens safe. Students will understand the evolving role of criminal justice systems and their relationship to societal issues, how to employ various media to communicate with stakeholders and how to apply management and leadership techniques in various criminal justice contexts.

What can I do with a degree in contemporary justice?

With a degree in contemporary justice, you will be qualified for a variety of career opportunities, including community policing, corrections, highway patrol, corporate security, sheriff’s deputy, criminal and fraud investigation, intelligence analysis and more.        

At a Glance

Professional Fields

  • Corrections
  • Highway Patrol
  • Corporate Security
  • County Sheriff’s Deputy
  • Criminal Investigation
  • Fraud Investigation
  • Intelligence Analysis
  • Police Officer / Program Administration

TU alumni have gone on to careers in these agencies:

  • U.S. Capitol Police
  • Correctional Officer
  • Federal Police Departments
  • Local Police Departments
  • Private Security
  • State Police Departments

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