Learn How to Become a Force for Reform

With a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Nova Southeastern University, you will be equipped to take on the challenges of our criminal justice system from within your community and beyond. This field of study will give you insight into human motivations and the forces behind aberrant and destructive behaviors. You'll explore the rapidly expanding highly relevant fields of law enforcement, courtroom services, corrections and homeland security. You also will gain a foundation of knowledge about crime, punishment and rehabilitation.

The United States is embroiled in developing a strategy for criminal justice reform. Regularly, we hear about cases that fly in the face of liberty and justice for all. We see breakdowns in the system characterized by racial profiling, overcriminalization, recidivism and mass incarceration. The current conditions necessitate professionals adept at promoting equity, cultural awareness and social responsibility. The knowledge you will gain by earning a degree in criminal justice from NSU will empower you with the tools necessary to tackle these pervasive, troubling conditions and social challenges.

Why Should You Major in Criminal Justice at NSU?

Create Your Own Career Path

With a degree in Criminal Justice from NSU’s Fischler College of Education and School of Criminal Justice, you can focus your career on crime prevention, law enforcement, public service and criminal justice reform.

You can also become a trailblazer by creating your own path in fields such as security and criminal investigation. Your graduate school options include continuation in criminal justice, law school and other social service degrees.

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Average Starting Salary

With a criminal justice degree, the average salary for employees is $57,931 a year, according to PayScale.com. Among the careers are paralegals earning about $48,000 a year, operations managers earning about $60,000 a year and security managers earning about $65,000 a year.

Shark Destinations

Graduates of this program can become leaders in a variety of positions such as correctional administrator, court administrator, court counselor, crime scene technician, law enforcement practitioner, parole officer, pre-sentence investigator and social worker.