The online Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice offered by American Public University attracts professionals seeking advanced scientific study of criminology, deviant behavior, crime scene investigation (CSI) theory, and in-depth analysis of evidence presented in the criminal justice system. Students learn fundamentals and the application of forensic science and data analysis often used to support state and federal laws.
Through this fascinating program students will learn the capabilities and scope of forensic science, and leading crime-scene and investigative techniques. The course also explores police investigation procedures, the adjudication process, and prominent legal and ethical issues associated with forensics.
Students are part of a strong network of law-enforcement and criminal justice professionals who share a common bond in safeguarding their communities. Classes are instructed by expert professors with extensive field experience. This ensures that students are learning from experienced practitioners, many who bring lessons they've learned as sheriffs, legal counsel, police chiefs, and military and homeland security leaders into the online classroom.
APU assesses its curriculum by consulting with industry advisory councils to verify that its curriculum keeps pace with industry regulations, best practices and the application of emerging forensics technology.
Concentrations are designed to help you group courses together so you can further specialize in your field and pursue a more focused path to degree completion.
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