Criminal Justice and Legal programs at
Choose South University for your criminal justice and legal education. If you are interested in a career in justice and social sciences, pursue your training at South University. Our programs focus on the development of keen analytical and reasoning skills and real-world knowledge of the criminal justice and legal systems. Reqest more information to learn how you can earn your degree in Criminal Justice, Legal Studies, or Paralegal Studies from South Universitiy's College of Arts & Sciences.
South University Online Programs provides you with the freedom to attend class any time - day or night - from anywhere you connect to the Internet. Designed with the needs of working adult students in mind, South University Online Programs is built on the same curriculum offered at our campus locations. Earning your degree online can be a great way to start your career or take your current career to new heights.
Whether you choose to attend class at one of our campus locations or study online, at South University we offer a range of options for you to take the next step in your career.
The Associate of Science in Criminal Justice degree program has courses which have been developed by professionals in the field to bring you real-world insight into police, corrections, court and security operations, and more. Whether you are already working in law enforcement or just beginning to enter the field, our Associate of Science in Criminal Justice degree program provides students with a strong academic foundation for transfer into the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice program.
Paralegal Studies (Campus or Partially Online)
The Associate of Science (AS) in Paralegal Studies degree program at provides you with the educational preparation to serve as paralegals or legal assistants. In keeping with the demands of professionalism, the paralegal program consists of specialized coursework and a supervised externship in selected legal settings both public and private, such as police administration, law firms, real estate companies, title companies, bank and trust agencies, and judicial offices. This program also provides a strong academic foundation for transfer into the Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies degree program.
The Bachelor of Science (BS) in Criminal Justice degree program is designed to give you a broad perspective on the causes of crime and critical insights to the functions of the components of the criminal justice system. Courses in this Criminal Justice degree program deal with crime, violence, and other forms of deviance and the responses to these problems by police, courts, and corrections; contemporary criminal justice issues; and ethical concerns and research. Students in the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree program receive preparation for further study in graduate or professional schools as well as for careers in the criminal justice system.
Legal Studies (Campus or Partially Online)
The Bachelor of Science (BS) in Legal Studies degree program can provide you with a broad academic background in general education, fundamental theoretical legal concepts, and practical applications. The coursework emphasizes development of keen analytical and reasoning skills, as well as foster sensitivity to cultural and political diversity. As a graduate, you will be prepared for challenging assignments, including investigating cases, researching the law, and preparing documents for litigation or business transactions, while working under the supervision of an attorney.
The South University Master of Science in Criminal Justice program is designed to serve the growing number of individuals in the criminal justice system who desire a post baccalaureate education, as well as those in more traditional public and private employment who may wish to acquire further education in criminal justice.
The program serves a variety of student interests. It has been designed with a limited prerequisite requirement to enable students with bachelor's degrees in related fields such as criminology, psychology, business or public administration, anthropology, political science, sociology or related social sciences to enroll along with students with undergraduate degrees in criminal justice.
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