Bachelor of Science — Psychology, Criminal Justice Concentration

Defend and Protect with a Criminal Justice Degree Concentration

The B.S. in Psychology program provides students with the in-depth perspective of human behavior and psychological principles, synthesizing knowledge from the areas of family life studies, psychology and sociology with biblical studies and general education coursework, to provide a solid foundation for understanding human relations in our complex society. Additionally, this degree offers students the opportunity to explore, learn about, and apply knowledge and understanding to the area of Criminal Justice in preparation for careers within education, social, government, medical and criminal justice sectors. This program also prepares students for entry into advanced programs of study in the varying areas of psychology and criminal justice.

With a Criminal Justice degree from MACU, you can pursue some of the following career options:

  • CIA Agent
  • Computer Forensics Specialist
  • Correctional Officer
  • FBI Agent
  • Fish and Game Warden
  • Fraud Investigator
  • Police Officer
  • Probation Officer
  • U.S. Marshal 
  • U.S. Postal Inspector

What Will You Learn in Our Criminal Justice Degree Program?

The Criminal Justice and Ethics program is designed to provide current and prospective law enforcement professionals with a wide range of knowledge relevant to the issues they face in the communities they serve. The Criminal Justice and Ethics Degree offers training in soft skills, including: collaboration (community partnerships), problem solving (crisis intervention); conflict resolution (de-escalation techniques), and communication (communicating with the mentally ill). Criminal Justice instructors are practitioners who have or are currently working in the field, allowing for an emphasis on practical application for criminal justice professionals.

Why Choose MACU?

At MACU, we strongly believe in what we call the "MACU Difference." You will find that difference in our diverse degree programs and rigorous, accredited curriculum; in the classroom as you make personal connections with your professors and classmates; and in our very core as we uphold our strong Christian values in all aspects of campus life. Whether you attend MACU as a resident student or a commuter, you will feel right at home with a vibrant array of campus activities, including weekly chapel services, sporting events, clubs, small groups and more. 

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