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Criminal Justice Degree Specialization

Earn your bachelor's degree in Technical Management with a Criminal Justice specialization, and apply it to your current career in law enforcement, criminal justice, or another closely related field in which you have at least one year of professional experience. Professionals in this field today face a wide array of challenges, but also enjoy many opportunities. A DeVry University criminal justice education will help you prepare for it all, from politics and ethics to understanding complex laws and the latest technological advances in the field. Upon completion of your technical management degree, you'll be qualified for such positions as police officer, FBI agent, private investigator, or border patrol professional.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, between 2002 and 2012 there will be more than 200,000 openings in criminal justice careers. More than 80% of these positions will require a college degree. To gain entry into more specialized criminal justice careers like the FBI, Secret Service, or Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), a bachelor's degree is mandatory.

Follow a career track in Criminal Justice by choosing this specialization when you earn your bachelor's degree in Technical Management from DeVry University.

Learn more about DeVry's Criminal Justice degree specialization online.

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Related Programs: Consider one of the justice administration specializations through the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences as part of its Justice Administration bachelor's degree program:

Criminal Justice Courses

When you specialize your Technical Management degree in Criminal Justice, your coursework at DeVry University can include these career-enhancing criminal justice courses:

  • Criminal Law and Procedure – Students in this criminal justice course explore constitutional principles, types of offenses, and the process of law enforcement and procedures (i.e., search, seizure, arrest, interrogation, identification, trial, sentencing, punishment and appeal). 
  • Criminal Investigation – Covering theory, practice, techniques, and elements of crime and criminal investigation, this criminal justice course employs problem-solving methodology to recognize crime, suspects, and perpetrators. Case preparation, testimony, and the evidentiary process for investigating and reconstructing crime are examined.
  • Ethics and Criminal Justice – Addressing typical moral dilemmas in criminal justice, this course introduces basic ethical theories and applies them to contemporary problems in law enforcement, corrections, and adjudications.
  • Crime Scene Investigation – This criminal justice course examines methods and procedures for accurate crime scene examination and recording, as well as evidence recovery, including documentation, collection, and preservation of comprehensive physical evidence; gathering latent fingerprint; and methods used to process trace and biological evidence.
  • Terrorism Investigation – Students in this course examine strategic, political, social, and religious underpinnings of terrorism; current challenges, laws, and policies in defense of the U.S. homeland; and preparations for, and responses to, terrorist attacks.

To learn more about required and elective courses to complete the criminal justice degree specialization, request information or see the undergraduate academic catalog.