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At Drexel, the online accredited Criminal Justice program goes beyond the narrow "police science" focus of many programs, offering a rigorous academic foundation supplemented by specialized coursework that prepares students for a wide range of professional positions or for graduate study. Students gain a strong background in criminology, the study of crime and criminal behavior, as well as an understanding of the history, structure, administration, policies, and procedures of the agencies of crime control and criminal justice, including law enforcement, corrections, and the judiciary.
“I think your classes are some of the best I have ever taken” - current Criminal Justice Student, Janice Bechtel
Drexel's criminal justice degree online draws on the strengths of a range of many programs; from philosophy to sociology, psychology, legal studies, political science, information science, chemistry, bioscience and biotechnology, and computer science. This accredited degree is for students who want to prepare for 21st-Century careers in criminal justice, private security, or the legal profession or who are interested in graduate study in criminal justice or associated disciplines, including forensic science, and computer science.
Finally, computer-based skills, technological expertise, and biochemical/biotechnological knowledge are increasingly important to the operation of the agencies of the modern criminal justice system. Drexel's leadership in these areas gives graduates a distinct advantage when seeking positions in the criminal justice system.
NOTE: Students may enroll in this program only on a part-time basis.