CUAA’s Criminal Justice and Public Policy program lays the foundation for rewarding careers in a wide range of fields from law enforcement and security management to intelligence operations and court administration. If you’re interested in protecting people and property and want to make the world a safer place to live and explore, we have a career path for you.
The CUAA Advantage
A CUAA degree in Criminal Justice and Public Policy offers you:
- Small class sizes and personal connections with teachers who know you by name
- Classes taught by experienced professionals who are invested in academic excellence and student success
- Coursework that combines business insight, communication skills and Christian values
- A personalized academic plan
- Great field experience through an internship targeted to your area of study
- An emphasis on servant leadership
JPP in 3: Complete in just three years!
As a CUAA Justice and Public Policy graduate, you’ll enter the workforce with the knowledge you need to:
- Apply laws related to arrests, searches, evidence collection, and courtroom procedures
- Conduct interviews, analyze crime scenes, and collect evidence in criminal investigations
- Work within the American court system, correctional system, and justice system
- Perform criminal justice research, develop research strategies and designs, and form hypotheses
- Understand criminal psychology and what causes crime, including sociological, psychological, bio-physiological and free will theories
- Apply juvenile theory, law, and policy to delinquency and juvenile justice
- Become the next generation of Christian leaders and change agents
- Police officer
- Criminal investigator
- Security manager
- Federal agent
- Correctional officer
- Intelligence agent
- Probation and parole officer
- Detective and private investigator
Advanced Degree Options
An undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice and Public Policy provides a solid foundation for future graduate studies or law school.
Our curriculum includes coursework in criminal investigation, American government, juvenile theory, criminal psychology, and ethics. See our course catalog for a complete class listing.
Recommended High School Prep
- Social Studies
- Lab Science
- Foreign Language