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The Criminal Justice program at Central Christian College of Kansas embraces our redemptive role in society as well as God’s call to offer communal justice. This necessitates that the student learns the professional skills associated with criminal justice as well as the personal viewpoints and dispositions required to become successful agents of justice in a global community.

Criminal Justice courses are taught by experienced officials in the legal systems, providing outstanding teaching on the subject matter as well as immediate areas of applicability to real-world challenges encountered by persons in the criminal justice system. Criminal Justice students are given the opportunity to engage both on-campus and online, the student will have the chance to contact their peers who are actively involved in the field.

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Possible Career Paths

  • Private Investigator – $43,617*
  • Police Officer – $53,235*
  • Staff Attorney – $61,683*

*O*Net – National Median Wage Data

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Criminal Justice Core (37 Credits)

SS-AP 491 Senior Seminar (1)
SS-CJ 214 Introduction to Law Enforcement (3)
SS-CJ 235 Criminal Justice Systems (3)
SS-CJ 241 Introduction to Law & Legal Studies (3)
SS-CJ 242 Patrol Operations (3)
SS-CJ 316 Introduction to Forensic Science (3)
SS-CJ 340 Criminal Law (3)
SS-CJ 341 Criminal Investigations (3)
SS-CJ 342 Corrections (3)
SS-CJ 343 Criminology (3)
SS-CJ 350 Police Administration (3)
SS-PY 320 Social Psychology (3)
SS-SO 202 Sociology (3)

Criminal Justice Electives (8 Credits)

SS-CJ ### All Courses (3)
BS-MG 357 Business Law (3)
SS-PY 330 Abnormal Psychology (3)
SS-SO 306 Social Problems (3)

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice: 120 Credit Hours

  • 43 Credits – General Education
  • 37 Credits – Criminal Justice Core
  • 8 Credits – Criminal Justice Electives
  • 32 Credits – Open Electives


  • The student can summarize the historical development of criminal justice systems and the role of justice in America and the global community.


  • The student can describe the influences and behaviors related to the administration of justice and how each is affected by worldview and culture.


  • The student can articulate an ethical framework that recognizes the interplay of personal faith, natural law, and public policy.


  • The student can employ appropriate procedures associated with law enforcement administration and the prevention, detection, and regulation of crime and criminal behavior.

Anyone interested in business is encouraged to join Phi Beta Lambda (PBL). Monthly meetings include special speakers and tours. Student leaders develop annual projects conducted by the organization. In the spring, members have an opportunity to demonstrate their business skills at the Kansas PBL State Leadership Conference (SLC). Central students typically win 35-40 awards at this conference. Central Christian College of Kansas state winners participate and place regularly at the PBL National Leadership Conference (NLC) held at various sites across the nation.

Students in the Business Department have the opportunity to join the lifetime society of Sigma Beta Delta (SBD). As one of the leading prestigious business honor societies their focus is on wisdom, honor, and aspirations.

Membership in Central’s chapter of SBD is reserved for the most distinguished of the departments students. Established in 2016, the chapter inducts 2-5 students each spring.

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The Central Christian College business student has multiple ways to enrich their educational experience through off-campus opportunities. The department regularly offers national and international travel opportunities to study various topics including economics, finance, culture, trade, and monetary systems. Arrangements can also be made to study with the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) in their Best Semester program. CCC is also partnering with Students International where students have the opportunity to spend a semester in another country studying local culture, finance, economics, language, investment, entrepreneurship, etc.

Course Examples

The development of U.S. policing, stressing the relationship of police to local politics and the effects of civil service, reform movements, and technological change.

Introduction to the historical backgrounds, agencies and processes, purposes and function, ethics, administration, and technical problems of the criminal justice system.

This course is intended to provide students with a broad overview of patrol operations in the criminal justice system. Students will be required to complete 60 hours of “street time” with a state certified law enforcement officer. Upon completion, the students should be able to understand how the constitution and criminal law relates to the patrol process.

This course provides an introduction to the science of criminal investigation. The course will consist of lectures and class discussions, covering the historical origins and evolution of detective/investigative work, then the current method of solving crime, which involves the science and art of investigating crime. Current scientific methods and how they are used in various investigations will be discussed. A “realistic” approach will be maintained to solving crime and how cases are prepared for prosecution.

The purpose is to become knowledgeable on current correctional subsystems within the larger criminal justice system. The student will be introduced into the field of corrections and its impact on society and will be exposed to the historical precedents to the most current programs and practices. In an academic setting, the latest programs and research will be explored. In a practical setting, students will be assigned to a correctional facility/office of their interest (and availability) to observe and interact with professionals in this field as part of the course work. At the conclusion, students should be able to recognize what theories relating to corrections apply to current issues and those that do not.

This course is a study of crime as a form of deviant behavior, nature, and extent of crime, past and present theories, evaluation of prevention, control, and treatment programs.


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