The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice prepares someone interested in entering the field as well as experienced law enforcement officials.

This degree program will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to achieve your professional goals and succeed in your career – all from a Christian worldview.

You will have the opportunity of understanding the depth of the criminal justice system while developing leadership and managerial skills to allow the opportunity for promotion in the work force. You will also get on-field training within partnerships from other public safety branches.

NEW! TMU will begin offering several new concentrations of Criminal Justice this fall. Concentrations include General / Independent, Forensic Psychology, Forensic Science Biology, Forensic Science Chemistry, Law Enforcement, Leadership and Executive Management, and Pre-Law. NEW!


Forensic Science – Biology

The concentration in Forensic Science – Biology offers two tracks–Anatomy and Physiology and Environmental/Ecological. These tracks are for students desiring a focus on the biological investigative aspects or wanting to work for the Department of Natural Resources.

Forensic Science – Chemistry

The concentration in Forensic Science – Chemistry is suited for students who are interested in working as a crime scene and lab analyst or technician, responsible for collecting and processing evidence and completing chemical analyses.

Forensic Psychology

The concentration in Forensic Psychology is designed for students who are interested in delving into the criminal psyche, aiding victims in dealing with their trauma, and helping first responders develop positive coping mechanisms.

Law Enforcement

The concentration in Law Enforcement provides the required knowledge for those entering a law enforcement career and expands the skillsets of those currently working in the field of law enforcement at the local, state, and/or federal level.


The concentration in Pre-Law is designed to prepare students for law school with inclusion of criminal and civil aspects at the national and international levels.

Leadership and Executive Management

The concentration in Leadership and Executive Management will provide the necessary skillset to excel in a leadership capacity, either to individuals currently serving in a leadership capacity (command staff) or to anyone who seeks an edge to attain one of these positions.


The General/Independent concentration allows students an opportunity to build a program suited to their specific needs and wants.


  • Criminal Justice Theories
  • Social Science Research Methods
  • Policing in America
  • Ethics in Criminal Justice
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Crime and Justice in Public Policy


  • Probation Officer
  • Forensic Science Technician
  • Police Officer
  • Fish and Game Warden
  • State Trooper
  • Fraud Investigator
  • US Postal Inspector
  • Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agent
  • Secret Service Agent


J. Marie Griffin-Taylor, Dean of The Michael Sattler School of Public Service and Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice
706-865-2134, ext. 6702