Defend. Protect. Serve. 

Criminal Justice & Legal Studies

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From crime scenes to courtrooms, secure justice for all through a criminal justice and legal studies BA degree at NGU.

Ranked Online Program
NGU ranked #11 on’s list of “Best Online Criminal Justice Degree Programs” (2020).
Intern Partnerships
You need an internship. We’ve got options! Locally. Nationally. Even globally. Take advantage of our extensive network as you prepare to launch your career.
Pursue your passion through a wide variety of elective courses. Criminal Justice, Law, and the Media. Domestic Relations. Judicial Process. Juvenile Delinquency. Law Enforcement Operations. Principles of Investigations. Terrorism. And more!

Your Future, Your Purpose – ‘Liberty and Justice for All’

Prepare to enter one of many professions rooted in criminal justice. Crime scene investigator. Law enforcement officer. Attorney. Cybercrime analyst. Probation officer. Social worker. Even special agents with the FBI, DEA, or Secret Service.

On scene or in the lab. Wearing a badge or advocating in court. Preventing crime or bringing criminals to justice. Whatever your calling, pursue it with passion at NGU.

Choose from the following concentrations to specialize in the area of your interest:

  • Law Enforcement
  • Law and Sociology
  • Legal

What Can I Do with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice & Legal Studies?

With a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and legal studies, you can pursue a variety of rewarding career options in the legal and criminal justice fields. Your expertise will prepare you for roles in law enforcement, corrections, paralegal work, or even positions in government agencies focused on criminal justice policy and administration.

Additionally, you may choose to further your education in law school to become an attorney and advocate for justice in the courtroom.

Correctional Officer

FBI Agent



Police Officer

Probation Officer

Experience Learning from the Lab to the Courtroom

Intensive Internships

Intern with government agencies or political offices. Serve in national, state, and local law enforcement agencies. Experience real-world work environments in political science, criminal justice, or legal studies. Expand your network and elevate your ability, all thanks to NGU’s internships. 


Work Study Programs

Assist professors on research projects. Contribute to NGU’s criminal justice newsletter. Even manage the Criminal Justice Club. Put your passion for justice to good use while you complete your studies. 

Field Trips

Law enforcement training facilities. Forensic laboratories. The state legislature. Envision your future like never before as you tour various agencies you might one day work for. It’s an elevated take on field trips – at NGU. 

Justice Beside Experienced & Faithful Professionals

Nicholas Higgins, PhD
Associate Professor, Political Science
Staci M. Rollins, JD
Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice and Legal Studies
Joshua J. Styles, JD
Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice and Christian Studies

A Compelling Approach to Criminal Justice and Legal Studies


Elevate Your Perspective

You’ll also take Chapel for the first seven semesters, and Cultural Events for the first four semesters. This is the NGU difference, how you find your peak performance and elevate your perspective, intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually.

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