2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Criminal Justice (BACJ)

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.

Criminal Justice Major Curriculum

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

LBC 101Engaging Faith & Life

3

THE 105Prelude to Biblical & Theological Studies

3

LAN 101College Composition and Research

3

SOC 101General Psychology

3

CRJ 101Intro to Criminal Justice

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Spring Semester

BIB 106Interpreting the Bible

3

LAN 104Public Speaking

3

LIT ____LIT Core (100/200 Level)

3

PHE ____PHE Elective

1

CRJ 102Introduction to Law Enforcement

3

CRJ 211Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

CSV 201Christian Service I

0

BIB 103Creation & Covenants: OT I

3

SCI ____SCI____ Science with Lab 4 credits

4

PHE ____PHE Elective

1

____ ____Arts & Sciences Elective

3

CRJ 202Corrections and Punishment

3

CRJ 203American Judicial System

3

Total Credit Hours:17

Spring Semester

CSV 202Christian Service II

0

BIB 104Israel's Life & Literature: OT II

3

THE 223Christian Narrative I: Creation & Fall

3

BIB ____Bible Elective (BIB, BOT, BNT, THE)

3

MAT ____MAT Core

3

____ ____Arts & Sciences Elective

3

CRJ 310Constitutional Law and Criminal Procedure

3

Total Credit Hours:18

Junior Year

Fall Semester

BIB 203Life of Christ: NT I

3

THE 224Christian Narrative II: Redemption

3

BIB ____Bible Elective (BIB, BOT, BNT, THE)

3

CRJ ____Criminal Justice Elective

3

____ ____Arts & Sciences Elective

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Spring Semester

BIB 204Early Church: NT II

3

BOT ____Bible Old Testament Exegetical Elective

3

____ ____Arts & Sciences Elective

3

HIS ____HIS Core (100/200 Level)

3

CRJ ____Criminal Justice Elective

3

CRJ ____Criminal Justice Elective

3

Total Credit Hours:18

Senior Year

Fall Semester

BNT ____ Bible New Testament Exegetical Elective

3

BIB ____Bible Elective (BIB, BOT, BNT, THE)

3

CRJ 304Criminology

3

CRJ 470Criminal Justice Internship I

3

CRJ ____Criminal Justice Elective

3

CRJ 400Cross-Cultural Experience

0

Total Credit Hours:15

Spring Semester

THE 320

____ ____Arts & Sciences Elective

3

CRJ 415Soul Care for the Criminal Justice Professional

3

CRJ 471Criminal Justice Internship II

3

Total Credit Hours:12