Criminal Justice

As soon as I arrived at HLGU my freshman year, I knew I was somewhere special. One thing in particular that stands out about the school is the faculty. They are always willing to help and they have a passion for teaching. These teachers want us to succeed and have a genuine care for the students here.

Stephen Myers '14 Criminal Justice

The HLGU Criminal Justice program provides students with a rewarding academic experience in and out of the classroom. The program is appropriate for students wishing to pursue career paths in all justice related fields including law enforcement, probation and parole, community-based prevention and control programs, court-based programs, and corrections.


Students majoring in criminal justice take a series of core courses and electives which cover all phases of the three components of the criminal justice system: law enforcement, courts, and corrections.


The curriculum for a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice prepares students to meet employment standards for various criminal justice and social service agencies. In addition, graduates of the program are academically qualified for admission to graduate programs and professional academies.


During their senior year, criminal justice majors have the opportunity to enhance their total academic experience through planned and supervised programs of observation, study, and work internships with selected criminal justice and social services agencies. These ongoing partnerships with local agencies advance our goal of “Knowledge for Service,” preparing the Christian criminal justice professional for personal and career effectiveness.

We Stand Out

Experienced Faculty

Having recently worked full-time in the field, our faculty bring significant experience and perspective into the classroom. Their work in both federal and local area law enforcement provides a wide network of resources to help students learn.

Challenging Academics

Our growing program has a high academic standard. An annual Top-Five award is given to honor top criminal justice students who excel in academics and leadership.

Practical Learning

Classes offer a wide range of guest speakers and hands-on learning to augment students’ academic experience, covering topics such as crime scene investigation, polygraphs, canine units and more.

Personally Known

The criminal justice faculty know their students by name, and stay connected to assist them as they pursue a degree at HLG.

Many Opportunities

Criminal justice graduates have a multitude of opportunities for good paying jobs and career advancement in any aspect of the criminal justice system.

Career Preparation

A criminal justice degree from HLGU prepares students to work in many areas, including law enforcement, courts and correction.



Faculty Profile

Bruce Capp

Mr. Capp believes that HLGU's motto, "Knowledge for Service" applies to a higher degree for those who choose to join the Criminal Justice system as their mission field.

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