2020-2021 Accelerated Undergraduate Catalog

Criminal Justice (BACJ - Accelerated)

Not offered in Washington, DC

Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice

Majors: Biblical Studies, Criminal Justice, also available as a minor

Major Mission: The Criminal Justice Program will prepare students to be a redemptive presence in a broken world and promote biblical justice and the love of Christ within the law enforcement, judicial, and correctional systems.

Program Purpose: The Criminal Justice Program seeks to fulfill three purposes: advance the institution's mission, meet student needs, and enrich the LBC community. The Criminal Justice Program will provide Lancaster Bible College with opportunities that contribute to the College's future development and with practical steps to fulfilling its mission. By sending students who are looking for practical ways to serve Christ into public spaces associated with Criminal Justice, LBC will enable its students to serve Christ in a range of areas not yet accessible to them. The Criminal Justice program will allow students to study the Bible in college while earning a degree that will prepare them for jobs in competitive areas of government, ministry, and private markets. The Criminal Justice Program also aims to enrich the LBC community by introducing LBC to local leaders, furthering its awareness of society's injustices, familiarizing it with culturally relevant ideas, and augmenting its efforts to serve its neighbors.

Major Outcomes - Students will:

  1. Develop and integrate their biblical worldview into the system of Criminal Justice.
  2. Evaluate how the three major components of the Criminal Justice system - Law enforcement, Courts, Corrections - ensure equal justice and humane treatment.
  3. Apply critical thinking to inform and communicate professional judgments.
  4. Synthesize practical experience with the Criminal Justice Program curriculum.
  5. Apply ethical principles of criminal justice to guide professional practice in pursuit of restorative justice.
  6. Identify as a Criminal Justice Professional and conduct oneself accordingly.

Major Details:

Credits Needed:

  • 36 Credits - General Education
  • 30 Credits – Criminal Justice
  • 18 Credits - Biblical Studies
  • 36 Credits - Electives

TOTAL - 120 Credits

Curriculum Plan


General Education (36 Credits)

HUM 101 Human Thought and the Humanities

3

HUM 102 Human Thought and Math and Sciences

3

LAN 101College Composition and Research

3

LIT ____LIT Core (100/200 Level)

3

HIS ____HIS Core (200 Level)

3

SCI ____SCI CORE (100/200 Level)

3

MAT ____MAT Core

3

____ ____Human Culture Elective

3

____ ____Arts & Sciences Elective

3

____ ____Arts & Sciences Elective

3

____ ____Arts & Sciences Elective

3

____ ____Arts & Sciences Elective

3

Criminal Justice (30 credits)

CRJ 101Intro to Criminal Justice

3

CRJ 102Introduction to Law Enforcement

3

CRJ 202Corrections and Punishment

3

CRJ 203American Judicial System

3

CRJ 215Soul Care for the Criminal Justice Professional

3

CRJ 222Juvenile Justice System and Administration

3

CRJ 304Criminology

3

CRJ 310Constitutional Law and Criminal Procedure

3

CRJ 311Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice

3

CRJ 422Race, Class and Criminal Justice

3

Biblical Studies (18 Credits)

 
BIB 103Creation & Covenants: OT I

3

BIB 104Israel's Life & Literature: OT II

3

BIB 105Biblical Hermeneutics

3

BIB 203Life of Christ: NT I

3

BIB 204Early Church: NT II

3

THE 105Prelude to Biblical & Theological Studies

3

Electives (36 credits)

Electives can possibly be filled through Life Experience Credits.