Bachelor of Science in
Criminal Justice


Program Overview

Oral Roberts University’s Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Criminal Justice is a residential program that can equip you to become a skilled professional within the Criminal Justice System who values integrity and acts as a beacon of justice and mercy in any line of duty. You can graduate with the practical experience and knowledge needed to understand judicial systems, policies, theories and contemporary issues within the U.S. criminal justice system and legal institutions.

More than this, our unique mission to develop Holy Spirit-empowered leaders through whole person education can set you apart to impact the criminal justice system. You’ll experience a life-transforming education that will prepare you to address the organizational, judicial, political and ethical issues surrounding the societal need for a fair and just legal process.

Our commitment to equip Spirit-empowered leaders is why you can graduate fully prepared to pursue a career as a criminal justice professional and equipped to take the LSAT exam for law school.

What can I do with a degree from ORU in Criminal Justice?

  • Police Officer
  • Federal Agents
  • Private Investigator
  • Probation Officer
  • Crime Scene Investigator
  • US Marshal
  • Computer Forensic Science Investigator
  • Law School (Particularly in Criminal Prosecution or Defense)

What are some of the core experiences of this program?

  • Criminology
  • Policing Theory
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Criminal Law
  • Diversity and Ethical Dilemmas in Criminal Justice
  • And much more!

What makes ORU’s Criminal Justice program stand out?

ORU’s criminal justice undergraduate degree program provides you with an integration of acquired knowledge of theory to practical applications. Particular attention is given to integrating core content of criminal justice issues with specialized content from your selected concentration.

What about accreditation?

As a university, we meet the accreditation standards set by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). 

Are there scholarships available?

Nearly 100% of our full-time, undergraduate residential students receive ORU grants and scholarships through academic achievement and through ORU’s premier scholarship opportunity of our Quest Whole Leader Scholarship. To learn more about financial aid, click here.

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