About Law and Justice
Succeed as a top criminal justice professional with specialized knowledge and in-demand skills.
At PennWest California, you'll deepen your interest through in-depth study of law and justice in our comprehensive and nationally ranked bachelor's degree program in criminal justice.
Learn from faculty scholars and skilled professionals with extensive career experience. In the B.S. in Criminal Justice program, the goal is to introduce you to the major functions and operations of the criminal justice field, examine components of the justice system and understand the legal system in America through the eyes of those working in law enforcement, courts and corrections. PennWest California offers four other concentrations within the B.S. in Criminal Justice degree program:
Gain a career advantage with PennWest California's highly ranked, hands-on program.
PennWest California's B.S. in Criminal Justice was ranked at #18 in Best Online Bachelor of Criminal Justice Degree Programs in 2016 by BestDegreePrograms.org.
The B.S. in Criminal Justice program brings together liberal arts and professional courses to develop your critical thinking and communication skills. Graduates are well-prepared to pursue leadership positions in law enforcement and justice-related professions; the B.S. in Criminal Justice with a law and justice concentration is excellent preparation for law or graduate school.
Learn about our accelerated bachelor's-to-master's degree program.