Keiser University’s Associate of Arts degree in Criminal Justice presents the major components of the American criminal justice system. It includes criminal behavior patterns, law enforcement organizations, juvenile systems, legal principles and doctrines and fundamentals of criminal investigations. Courses utilize hands-on activities and analytical exercises.
Keiser University’s Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice provides preparation in many areas of the criminal justice system. Topics include crimes, laws, investigation, arrest, prosecution, punishment, return to society.
Keiser University’s West Palm Beach Flagship Residential campus also offers the Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice with a Concentration in Forensics. Students may elect a Forensics concentration which provides additional coursework in forensic science applications and investigations, as well as crime scene procedures. Topics include but are not limited to: deviant behavior, protective services, law enforcement and investigation, victimology, private security, corrections and juvenile justice.
The B.A. degree in Criminal Justice explores the American criminal justice system and how components work together and are governed by laws, the Supreme Court and the U.S. Constitution. The program culminates with an emphasis on research, analysis and the future of the system.
Graduates of the A.A. in Criminal Justice degree program will develop an understanding of the American criminal justice system and will be presented with an in-depth review of institutions, laws, theories and the players that make up the system.
Graduates of the B.A. in Criminal Justice degree program will develop an understanding of the history of the criminal justice system, including its evolution and impact on society. In this program, you will develop your ability to understand the tools and procedures used by criminal justice professionals and your ability to think critically and communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing. This degree program will facilitate the development of your proficiency in researching, collecting and organizing complex data, solving problems and working collaboratively.
Through our associate and bachelor’s degree programs in Criminal Justice, you can have the opportunity to work in careers that will allow you to serve the public, your state and even your country upon graduation.
Already working in law enforcement? Certified Police Officers and Correctional Officers are able to receive credit for up to four courses. Plus, with Keiser University’s shift-friendly schedule, it’s easy to fit school into your life.
This program is offered at the following Florida locations:
- Clearwater Campus
- Daytona Beach Campus
- Fort Lauderdale Campus
- Fort Myers Campus
- Jacksonville Campus
- Lakeland Campus
- Melbourne Campus
- Miami Campus
- Naples Campus
- New Port Richey Campus
- Orlando Campus
- Patrick Space Force Base
- Pembroke Pines Campus
- Port St Lucie Campus
- Sarasota Campus
- Tallahassee Campus
- Tampa Campus
- West Palm Beach Campus
- West Palm Beach Flagship Campus
Once I graduated, I found a job right out of college within my degree. I now proudly work for the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice.
When I came to Keiser University, I had no idea what I was capable of doing. I knew if I made good grades and worked hard, it would look good on my resume. It would also show my girls how important an education was. So, I worked hard. KU prepared me for Pat Thomas Law Enforcement Academy and the Florida State Correctional program...I have finally reached my goal of becoming a full-time deputy, with the Leon County Sheriff’s Office.
Three Degrees with Keiser University
...I decided to start and here I am... I have attended every graduation just to be a part of the awesome Keiser family.