Bachelor of Criminal Justice


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Goals and Course Topics

The BCJ in Criminalistics is a new online program starting in August 2018.

Reconstruct and Analyze

Criminalists are concerned with the reconstruction of crimes and the analysis of physical evidence. They must use a blend of investigative skills and practical experience. One of the primary functions of a criminalist is to properly identify and collect evidence in a wide variety of crime scenes. Combining scientific and legal methods taught in the classroom with actual experience, you will develop skills in identifying, sorting, comparing, interpreting and cataloging evidence for use in subsequent criminal proceedings.

Your Criminalistics Program

Our criminalistics courses are uniquely designed as stepping stones throughout the major. You will collect evidence in classes and continue to analyze this evidence in subsequent classes. You begin to learn these processes in Introduction to Forensic Science, which opens you up to an overview of forensic science. Additional courses in the progression are Advanced Criminalistics, Evidence Processing and Trial Evidence. Throughout this progression, you will advance your experience from crime scene to the courtroom.


Online: Two 7-week terms per semester starting in January, March, May, July, August and October

Who Is This Program For?

Study and evaluate physical evidence from crime scene to courtroom, following the strictest legal and scientific evidence processing rules. If in-depth, intense study of physical evidence is your calling, then the criminalistics program at TU is for you. We provide a solid foundation for your future in local, state and federal police departments, as well as private investigative services.

Average degree completion for a full time student
10 Semesters

At a Glance

  • Regional accreditations
  • No application fees
  • Flexible start dates
  • Accepts transfer credits

Professional Fields

  • Corrections
  • Highway Patrol Officer
  • Corporate Security
  • County Sheriff’s Deputy
  • Criminal Investigator / Detective
  • Fraud Investigator
  • Intelligence Analyst
  • Police Officer / Program Administrator
  • Prosecutor’s Office Investigator
  • Special Agent