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Criminal Justice Certificate (Graduate)

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Criminal Justice Certificate (Graduate)

Online classes for a Graduate Certificate in Criminal Justice expose professionals, managers, and administrators to the laws, practices, technologies, and skills required of leaders in the field. Bethel University offers graduate certificates in four concentration areas for students who have already earned a bachelor’s degree. Certificate programs are a quick, affordable way to advance skills in a specific field.

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Course Requirements


Graduate-level certificates require 18 hours of specified graduate-level courses in the field of interest. Credits earned in the graduate certificate program may transfer into a Bethel master’s degree later. *

CCJ 5300 Crime Mapping

CCJ 5400 Research Methods

CCJ 5500 Criminal Law

CCJ 5600 Criminological Theory

CCJ 5700 Administration of Corrections Organizations

CCJ 5800 Ethics in Criminal Justice

*Graduate program credits are valid to transfer for a period of 7 years from time of completion to time of graduation from Bethel University. Admission to Bethel University graduate programs is competitive and is not guaranteed. Please see page 18 for Graduate Admission Requirements and Standards.

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