Criminal Justice

Criminal justice is one of the fastest-growing job categories, and has been for over ten years (even before 9/11).

Given that fact, we want to offer Bryan students an opportunity to impact the culture through the numerous enterprises involved with this field. We believe our students need not only the tools to compete successfully but also the philosophical and educational foundations to engage in “applied Christianity”–the term used by William Jennings Bryan to describe his political endeavors–and to think creatively and cogently, which is the reason that our criminal justice major is so deeply wrapped up in the overall liberal arts curriculum. Our Criminal Justice program balances the need for “law and order” with the need for “due process of law,” ensuring fair treatment for both the victims and the defendants. 

The major in Criminal Justice is designed to help prepare Christians for positions in the broad, growing field of Criminal Justice. This overlaps law enforcement at all levels–local, state, and federal; the court system; the post-conviction/treatment stages; and even international relations (with issues such as terrorism, human trafficking, and illegal immigration).



  • Criminal Justice
  • Human Trafficking

Sampling of Classes

  • Introduction to Forensics
  • Law of Criminal Justice
  • Criminal Justice Seminar
  • Public Administration of Criminal Justice
  • Constitutional Law

Graduate Schools

  • Georgia State University
  • University of Tennessee
  • University of Alabama
  • University of Virginia
  • William & Mary
  • George Mason University
  • Regent University
  • Liberty University
  • John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Potential Jobs

  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • Immigration Officer
  • Parole Officer
  • Corrections Officer
  • Prosecutor (with law degree)
  • Forensics Expert (with some specialized post-graduate training)
  • Terrorism Investigator
  • Security Officer