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Undergraduate Major Justice Studies Crime & Criminology

Go for a BS in Justice Studies with a Crime & Criminology Concentration

Go discover the inner workings and the broad scope of the American justice system through the Bachelor of Science in Justice Studies with a concentration in Crime and Criminology program.

Unlike programs that focus on only one aspect of the justice model, such as law enforcement, the SNHU program provides an overview of the justice system, criminal law, corrections systems, legal and social science research, and more.

Students tailor the program according to their career goals. All students take courses in policing and law enforcement, crime and criminology, and law and legal processes. In light of the professional nature of the justice system, students also are encouraged to explore courses in such aligned areas as business, psychology, sociology, information technology, and political science.

Career Opportunities

Graduates will find the job outlook in the justice studies industry is healthy. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, two areas with exceptional growth projections through 2024 include probation officers and correctional treatment specialists (with 4% estimated growth) and arbitrators, mediators, and conciliators (9%).

SNHU Justice Studies graduates have a wealth of career opportunities in:

  • Law
  • Business security
  • Police and law enforcement
  • Federal service agencies
  • Terrorism prevention
  • Court administration
  • Corrections
  • Dispute resolution
  • Victim advocacy
  • Military


Students may complete the program in the traditional four years. In addition, students may also pursue a four-plus-one program in which they earn both the Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in five years. Our graduate program is delivered online allowing students to continue their studies while satisfying employment and family duties.

Why pursue a BS in Justice Studies at Southern New Hampshire University?

  • Faculty with specialized work experience
  • Internship opportunity that combines traditional research with local agency experience
  • Professionally oriented program
  • Career placement support

Courses To Prepare You For Your Career

SNHU's bachelor's in crime and criminology program includes:

  • General education
  • Degree-specific courses

General Education Program

Our programs are designed to equip you with the skills and insights you need to move forward. In recent years, employers have stressed the need for graduates with higher order skills - the skills that go beyond technical knowledge - such as:

  • Writing
  • Communication
  • Analysis
  • Problem solving

All bachelor's students are required to take general education classes. Through foundation, exploration and integration courses, students learn to think critically, creatively and collaboratively, giving you the edge employers are looking for.

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Campus Undergraduate Tuition

Our Manchester campus aims to keep tuition and related costs low for our students so that you can pursue your degree and your goals.

University Accreditation

Southern New Hampshire University is a private, nonprofit institution accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) as well as several other accrediting bodies.