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Online, Mixed Mode (Seattle, Renton)
Total Credits

Seek Justice for All Individuals

The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice combines aspects of public and business administration with the context and practice of justice. Our approach will give you foundational knowledge with an eye toward application.

CityU offers upper- and lower-division courses online, and some courses on-site to accommodate your schedule and financial aid requirements. Faculty in this program are active practitioners who bring their professional expertise to the classroom.

In the BS in Criminal Justice program, you can choose a focus in Justice Administration. You will build upon previous coursework in the core courses and advance your technical knowledge and skills in policy and operations as they pertain to justice administration in a public sector setting.

Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission Basic Training graduates are eligible to have 36 lower-division credits awarded with the potential to waive an additional 5 upper-division credits for completion of their basic training. If you have military experience, you may be eligible to earn credit toward this criminal justice degree.

CityU was designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security.

Learning Outcomes

Throughout the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice program, you’ll learn:

  • Topics and problems related to the discipline of criminology
  • The essential process in the role of justice
  • Classical and modern models of ethics and decision-making analysis
  • Criminal justice as a system of interlinked issues and decisions faced by a diverse network of individuals, groups, and agencies
  • A range of procedural criminal law topics



Founded in 1973, City University of Seattle offers over 60 on-site and online programs designed for busy working adults like you. When you enroll at CityU, you’ll have the support of a community of faculty, staff, students, and alumni who are dedicated to helping you finish your degree and reach your goals.


City University of Seattle is recognized as a Top 10 educator of adults nationwide.1


Degree programs that fit your busy lifestyle. Faculty and staff that want you to succeed.


Expand your global perspectives in online and on-campus courses with students from all around the world.


Join the 50,000+ alumni who have graduated from City University of Seattle since 1973.