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School of Legal Studies

Bachelors Degree inCriminal Justice

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yellow-ribbon-program1Earn your Bachelors Degree in

Criminal Justice

in as little as 31 months!

The Bachelor’s Criminal Justice degree program at Platt College offers a comprehensive curriculum to prepare the student for a career in the field.**

Core first and second-year courses focus on building a solid foundation in the key areas of criminal justice, including: corrections, private security, criminal law, criminal investigations, juvenile justice, and forensics.

The program also includes a comprehensive study of the national criminal justice system, correctional organizations and law enforcement agencies.

Third-year courses are focused on strengthening the student’s legal knowledge, including constitutional law, immigration law, laws of evidence, and advanced criminal law.

Fourth-year courses explore law enforcement, corrections, and security in further detail, with a particular focus on contemporary issues: Modern Policing, Narcotics Enforcement, Issues in Public and Private Security, Security Management, and Criminal Behavior.

**Some or all of these fields have additional qualifications. Graduation from the program is not a guarantee of employment.

As part of its Criminal Justice Degree curriculum, Platt College offers students the opportunity to earn their Guard Card certificate.

The College is authorized by the Bureau of Security And Investigative Services (BSIS), a division of the Department of Consumer Affairs in the state of California to offer this training, which includes  8 hour power to arrest training, as well as the additional 32 hours of training required (in various subjects) to become a licensed security guard in California.

Available at these Platt College campuses

The Associates and Bachelors programs in Criminal Justice are available at the following Platt College campuses:

Our Legal Studies Courses

PL350 - Laws of Evidence

The course is designed as an introductory level evidence course.…

PL330 - Constitutional Law

This is an introductory course focused on American constitutional…

CJ245 - Forensics

Forensic science applies scientific methodology to crime scene…

CJ226 - Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice/Terrorism

This course examines the influence and impact of legal, civic,…

CJ215 - Juvenile Justice

This course examines prevalent patterns of juvenile delinquency,…

CJ185 - Criminal Investigations/Report Writing

This course will provide the student with an introduction to…

CJ175 - Criminology

This course will focus on an overview of criminology issues.…

CJ165 - Criminal Law

This course will be an overview of the criminal justice system…

CJ155 - Private Security

This course describes the history and the development of the…

CJ145 - Corrections

This course will examine the historical development and present…

CJ135 - Introduction to Law & Ethics

This is an introductory class to state and federal systems with…

PL425 - Intellectual Property

This course will include a detailed discussion of patents, trademarks,…

PL415 - Labor Law / Workers’ Compensation

This course covers the laws of the employment relationship including…

PL405 - Research and Writing II

This course will be a continuation of Legal Research and Writing…

PL345 - Civil Litigation II

This course continues with an in-depth discussion of California…

PL305 - Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning

This course is the study of the laws of testamentary distribution,…

Browse the entire Legal Studies Course Directory.

What Our Graduates Say

Tricia Carrillo

My experience at Platt College as a Paralegal student was memorable. I received my Associates and Bachelor degree here. The professors in the Paralegal program are very knowledgeable and work in the field. Real stories and experiences from the professors were great to hear. I learned a lot in this program and appreciate the knowledge they gave me to succeed in my future career. I would recommend Platt College to anyone interested in this degree.

Tricia CarrilloClass of 2011Paralegal Studies
Alma Perez

What I liked best about attending Platt College was the enthusiasm the instructors displayed about the courses. This type of environment helps motivate individuals to learn and be educated.

Alma PerezClass of 2009School of Legal Studies

Serving Southern California for over 30 years

Serving the Greater Los Angeles, Orange County and Inland Empire areas for over 30 years, Platt College offers degree programs to train graduates for careers in the legal, medical, and creative fields.

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