Start Your Career in Criminal Justice
at Keiser University
Keiser University is proud to offer a comprehensive Criminal Justice program designed to empower students with the skills necessary to delve into a career in a wide range of areas in the criminal justice system. Whether your goal is to prepare for a new career or advance with your current employer, Keiser University offers courses that range from the undergraduate to the graduate level and are taught in a high energy environment aimed at producing high results.
Keiser University’s Criminal Justice programs cover topics that include but are not limited to deviant behavior, forensics, law enforcement, investigation, victimology, private security, corrections and juvenile justice and how components work together and are governed by our laws, the Supreme Court and the U.S. Constitution. This exploration of the American criminal justice system culminates with an emphasis on research, analysis and the future of the system.
Begin or advance your criminal justice education today. Explore our degree programs below and contact us to request information.
Degrees & Programs to Begin Your Path Towards Becoming a Criminal Justice Professional
Criminal Justice, AS
In an effort to combat the shortage of qualified law enforcement officers in the state of Florida, Keiser University now offers the Associate of Science in Criminal Justice with concentration in Law Enforcement degree. The program is designed to provide students with the skills, abilities, and education for a successful law enforcement career. This dual-track program will expose students to a strong educational foundation in collegiate-level general education and major field criminal justice courses while receiving training in law enforcement structure and discipline. Upon graduation, students will be awarded an Associate of Science degree and a State of Florida Law Enforcement certificate upon completion of a certified law enforcement academy in the State of Florida.
Crime Scene Technology, AS
If you are interested in working in the crime scene sector, Keiser University’s Associate of Science degree in Crime Scene Technology equips students with a strong background in the American judicial system. Students will learn everything from documenting to presenting physical evidence in legal matters.
Homeland Security, AA
An Associate of Arts degree in Homeland Security from Keiser University gives students a comprehensive review of the major components of the Department of Homeland Security, including the agencies that comprise the Department. Coursework will act as an introduction to the field, covering the who is in charge, what laws are in place, and the responsibilities of the department.
Paralegal Studies, AA
Paralegals are heavily involved in court trials and dispute resolutions. Therefore, it is important that they have the proper educational background to take on any case. Keiser University’s Associate of Arts degree in Paralegal Studies prepares students to conduct research, manage cases, and gather evidence. We ensure each graduate has in-depth knowledge of the American legal system.
Criminal Justice, BA
Earn a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice with Keiser University. Our curriculum offers a well-rounded learning experience in several areas of the criminal justice system. Topics include but are not limited to: deviant behavior, forensics, law enforcement and investigation, victimology, private security, corrections and juvenile justice and how components work together and are governed by our laws, the Supreme Court and the U.S. Constitution. This exploration of the American criminal justice system culminates with an emphasis on research, analysis and the future of the system.
Criminal Justice (Forensics Concentration), BA
Interested in earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice? Keiser University is pleased to offer a structured program aimed at exploring America’s criminal justice program with a focus on forensic science applications and investigations. The coursework also covers crime scene procedures, protective services, and victimology.
Criminal Justice, BA to MACJ (Accelerated Track)
Keiser University’s accelerated BACJ to MACJ dual-degree program equips learners, especially adult learners, with knowledge and skills that the criminal justice system demands at an accelerated pace with seamless transition from undergraduate study to graduate study.
Keiser University’s Bachelor of Science degree in Cybersecurity prepares students to become cybersecurity practitioners, attain professional certifications, and help global private/public organizations manage cybersecurity risk. Cybersecurity practitioners are urgently needed to fill varied and challenging roles in protecting people, organizations, countries and cyberspace from risks and threats. This program offers two different concentrations for students to choose from: (i) Information Assurance (IA) or (ii) Digital Defense (DD).
Digital Forensics and Incident Response, BS
Digital Forensics and Incident Response is the sector of Information Security that applies forensic methodology and processes to examine data breaches, malware infestations, and other cyber-crimes.
Financial Crime Investigation, BA
A Bachelor of Arts degree in Financial Crime Investigation (FCI) from Keiser University offers a well-rounded curriculum aimed at teaching students important skills such as computer analysis, criminal justice, and accounting. Graduates from this program will be able to investigate financial criminal activity by analyzing financial records, collecting and documenting information, and interpreting evidence.
Forensic Investigations (Investigations Concentration), BS
Interested in a Bachelor of Science degree in Forensic Investigations (Investigations Concentration) from Keiser University? Enroll in our comprehensive degree program that will prepare you for a successful career in the field. Graduates from the program will be able to collect, preserve, and analyze physical evidence. Students will also hone their oral and written communication skills in regard to the results of investigations and forensic analysis.
Forensic Investigations (Science Concentration), BS
The Forensic Investigations Bachelor of Science program at Keiser University offers a Science Concentration track that aims to prepare students for an entry-level position in the field. Common paths include careers in forensic science analytical laboratories or further training and education. If you are curious about the scientific analysis of physical material, enroll in our degree program today.
Homeland Security, BA
Keiser University’s Bachelor of Arts degree in Homeland Security equips students with management-level skills necessary for a successful career in the field. The program addresses unique proficiencies needed to understand Homeland Security at the Local, State, and Federal levels. Topics include cross-cultural management, emergency management planning, and critical infrastructure protection.
Homeland Security, BAHS to MAHS (Accelerated Track)
Keiser University’s accelerated BAHS to MAHS dual-degree program equips learners, especially adult learners, with knowledge and skills that the homeland security enterprise demands at an accelerated pace with seamless transition from undergraduate study to graduate study.
Law Enforcement Operations, BS
Interested in a career in law enforcement? A Bachelor of Science degree in Law Enforcement Operations from Keiser University provides students with an in-depth curriculum based on the criminal justice system and forensic investigations. Our unique hybrid program maximizes the student learning experience with a flexible scheduled format. Students may select from concentrations in Law Enforcement, Courts and Corrections, and Forensic Investigation.
Legal Studies, BA
Keiser University’s Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies program offers two tracks: the traditional Bachelor of Art’s degree program and a Bachelor of Arts degree with a Law Office Management Concentration. Students in the traditional track will be trained to pursue careers in law-related fields and to pursue a law degree. Graduates of the Law Office Management Concentration will be prepared for careers in paralegal positions and law office manager roles.
Political Science, BA (Poli Sci)
A Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Keiser University offers a curriculum with a strong liberal arts and research focus aimed at preparing students to advance to graduate-level coursework. Students can also take on entry-level careers in a range of fields. This program is designed for students with an interest in public policy, international organizations, and foreign affairs, as well as those seeking an academic foundation for work in political campaigns, think tanks, or the legal profession.
Public Administration, BA
Keiser University’s Bachelor of Arts degree program in Public Administration explores various facets of government with a strong liberal arts and research focus. Students enrolled in this program will complete coursework in a variety of disciplines, including public administration, public policy, politics, issues in immigration, and the environment. Students select a specialization in Politics, Communication Studies, or Emergency Management.
Criminal Justice, MA
Keiser University is proud to offer a Master of Arts in Criminal Justice program that places emphasis on professional development and fosters independent learning. Upon completion of this rigorous program, students obtain several skills such as evaluation and analysis of criminal justice systems, critical thinking, and professional communication.
Criminal Justice, Interdisciplinary Studies, MA
Keiser University’s Master of Arts degree in Criminal Justice with Interdisciplinary Concentration provides an intensive study of theory and practice in the field of criminal justice. The program fosters independent learning and enables students to contribute intellectually to the corrections, law enforcement and administration of justice professions.
Homeland Security, MA
Keiser University’s graduate program in Homeland Security is an intensive study of topics related to protecting the U.S. from threats. Successful completion of the program results in a Master of Arts degree that qualifies students as being able to contribute intellectually to the areas of homeland security, border patrol, and cybersecurity. Students conduct research and learn to work in areas such as border patrol, airports, seaports, waterways, and more.
Criminal Justice, DCJ
The Doctor of Criminal Justice (DCJ) program was developed to prepare practitioners capable of making contributions to the criminal justice field in the academic and applied components of the discipline. The curriculum is designed to ensure that graduates are well equipped to participate in criminal justice positions emphasizing research, theory, evidence-based practice, and the administration of justice.
Candidates best suited for this program are current criminal justice practitioners and/or military personnel with at least two-years of experience in the areas of law enforcement, probation, corrections, parole, security, juvenile justice, government and/or investigations who want to demonstrate academic and leadership preparedness in the pursuit of career advancement opportunities.
Criminal Justice and Criminology, PhD
Through the combined efforts of faculty and students, the Doctor of Philosophy program in Criminal Justice and Criminology produces students capable of making contributions to the criminal justice and criminology discipline through the academic and applied components of the discipline. The curriculum is designed to ensure that graduates are well equipped to participate in criminological positions emphasizing research and statistics, theory, and administration of justice.