HPU | Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

BS Criminal Justice

The criminal justice program is structured to make students think critically about the causes and consequences of crime and deviance; research and discuss the evolving issues in the field of criminal justice; and evaluate the potential of empirical research to help guide policy development.  Students are introduced to both established and contemporary theory, to research skills, and to the skill sets that are required to work in the field.  We value the importance to properly prepare students to join the ranks of professionals working for the criminal justice system or in the social services. With a degree in criminal justice it allows the student to be part of a learning environment that allows the individual hone and perfect invaluable skills required in all criminal justice fields.  Course topics and course work exposes the different aspects of the criminal justice system, be it police, courts, or corrections.  We also help to prepare those who plan to obtain advanced degrees to gain admission to prominent social science and professional graduate and legal programs.

  • The BSCJ prepares student for a number of jobs including municipal, state and federal law enforcement.
  • The coursework helps student apply legal and management theories to a broad range of criminal justice applications and synthesize concepts from law and behavioral sciences to contemporary situations
  • Students are able to use knowledge to evaluate and analyze the causes, consequence and response to crime and how to be effective when applying practical solutions to contemporary issues throughout the criminal justice system.
  • Students are given the experience of innovative coursework while gaining the respect and understanding necessary to succeed in public life.

  • HPU faculty are well-respected teachers and scholars in the respective fields which provides for hands-on knowledge in the field.
  • The student gain global awareness by learning among the nation’s most diverse student population which includes not only students from the United States, but from all parts of the world.
  • The Criminal Justice program features convenient online and hybrid course offerings in 8-week terms through the Military Campus Program, as well as traditional 15-week terms online and face-to-face in the traditional classes held in downtown Honolulu.

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  • SAT I or ACT Scores (freshman only)
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