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We're called to serve

It's the study of crime and criminal behavior. It's also the study of police departments, prison systems, criminal law, and the courts. Anderson University, through our School of Public Service and Administration, is committed to educating today's law enforcement officers, private investigators, federal agents and leaders, as well as prospective law students with an interest in criminal law. Recognizing the importance of coordinated emergency responses in a post-911 and post-Hurricane Katrina country, we also offer programs in emergency management.

Our Degree Programs

Our programs include a Bachelor of Criminal Justice with concentrations in Homeland Security/Emergency Preparedness and Law Enforcement and a Bachelor of Emergency Management Services with concentrations in Homeland Security Operations and Administration, and Whole Community Emergency Management. The School of Public Service and Administration, through its Command College of South Carolina, also offers a Master of Criminal Justice, which prepares law enforcement administrators.

Our bachelor 's degree programs prepare graduates for careers in local, state, and federal law enforcement, corrections, private investigation, emergency response and management, security, government, and other related fields. A degree in criminal justice also is a great major for prospective law school students. Earning a Master of Criminal Justice through the Command College of South Carolina prepares criminal justice professionals and managers for executive-level positions in criminal justice agencies.

Our Professors

From serving as a district attorney for 20 years to representing the highest level of achievement in the military, law enforcement, and emergency management, our professors have the academic and practical backgrounds to prepare you for extraordinary careers in criminal justice. Their professional reputations will help you obtain invaluable internships and connect you with high-performing veterans in the field.

Dr. Clarence "Chuck" J. Williamson

I believe the Command College and its focus on developing leaders in the criminal justice and policing professions is critical.

Dr. Clarence "Chuck" J. Williamson
Dean of the School of Public Service and Administration
BA in Criminal Justice

BA in Criminal Justice

Program Overview The BA in Criminal Justice is offered 100% online, which permits students to achieve their academic and career goals on their schedule. The online courses mimic the on-campus atmosphere by providing students with a learning environment in which they can...
Certificate in Cybersecurity

Certificate in Cybersecurity

As demonstrated by the constant news cycle of cyber-attacks, network infiltration and data breaches, as well as the large number of vulnerable systems to target, the need for cybersecurity professionals will significantly increase in the coming years. Data from the Bureau of...
Homeland Security and Emergency Services

Homeland Security and Emergency Services

The mission of the Homeland Security/Emergency Services program at Anderson University is to provide students with the foundational academic knowledge required to be proficient practitioners in the field. At the end of the course of study, students should possess the skills...
Homeland Security and Emergency Services - Emergency Services Management

Homeland Security and Emergency Services - Emergency Services Management

The mission of the Homeland Security and Emergency Services: Emergency Service Management concentration at Anderson University is to provide students with experience in emergency service the foundational academic knowledge required to be proficient managers in the field. At...
Master of Criminal Justice

Master of Criminal Justice

Cops put their lives on the line every day. As a law enforcement professional, nobody needs to tell you that, although you’ve probably heard it a number of times during your career. But what does it really mean? It means the decisions you make every day can have life-or...
Master of Public Service and Administration

Master of Public Service and Administration

The Master of Public Service and Administration (MPSA) at Anderson University is designed to provide high-quality education to meet the demand for professionally trained public administrators in the public and non-profit sectors. The MPSA will instill the knowledge, values...