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Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Systems

The bachelor's degree program in Criminal Justice Systems (CJS) is offered in San Diego by the California School of Forensic Studies (CSFS) at Alliant International University. It is an integrated program focused on prevention, enforcement, intervention and disposition from local, state, national and global perspectives.

Systems of study include law enforcement, victim and offender services, legal, courts, corrections, and probation and parole. The program expands these perspectives to include innovative public health models and community engagement. Students exit the CJS program prepared to lead and respond effectively to complex social justice needs.

Program Highlights


Career Possibilities for Graduates*

A CJS degree from Alliant provides students with the foundation to succeed in a variety of public safety and criminal justice careers:

  • Local, State and Federal Law Enforcement
    • Police Officer
    • Special Agent
    • Border Patrol Agent
    • Probation officer
    • Parole Agent
    • Correctional Officer
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Crime Scene or Arson Investigator
  • District Attorney's Office
  • Defense Attorney
  • Social Worker in Child Protective and Juvenile Justice Services or Victim Services
  • Forensic Psychologist
  • Police Psychologist
  • Fire and Medical Services

*Most jobs in public safety and criminal justice require academy training and/or graduate studies. However, a CJS degree from Alliant will make students more competitive to be hired and promoted in their chosen field as well as when applying to law school or graduate school.

Accepting New and Transfer Students

Whether you are just starting college or transferring credits, you can complete your degree at Alliant. CSFS prepares students with both the knowledge and skills to become competitive in the workforce or move on to graduate study. We offer on-ground and hybrid format courses, usually in the evening, taught by a faculty of professionals still working in the field.

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