Credential: Bachelor of Science
120 SEMESTER CREDITS ● 36 MONTHS. CIP CODE: 430107
A Bachelor of Science (BS) Degree in Criminal Justice will prepare students for criminal justice careers in legal administration, law enforcement, and corrections. Graduates will become well-rounded professionals in the criminal justice field, with specialized knowledge in criminal law and procedure.
The program is designed to offer students foundational academic awareness of the field of criminal justice, with basic knowledge in the areas of criminal law, criminal procedure, courts, corrections, and law enforcement. Through online asynchronous learning, students will explore the roles of the criminal justice professional, the theories behind crime and punishment, and the ethics of criminal justice practice. Students will learn the research methods necessary to study and explore the field while professionally documenting their findings. The program will also introduce students to different types of criminal behavior, such as violent crime, domestic crime, and sex offenses; risk assessment and program evaluation methods; advanced research methods, including qualitative research; interviewing, interrogation and identification; and the media’s role in the criminal justice system. At the end of the program, students will have a chance to complete a Capstone project, focusing on an area of special interest to them.
|GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES
|English Composition I
|CRIMINAL JUSTICE COURSES
|Introduction to Criminal Justice
Theories of Crime
Criminal Justice Research Methods
Law Enforcement and Society
|Probation and Parole
|Professional Development in Criminal Justice
|Criminal Justice and the Constitution
|Ethics in Criminal Justice
|Interviewing, Interrogation and Identification
|Media and Criminal Justice
|Criminal Justice Research Methods II
|Criminal Law II
|Criminal Procedure II
|Total Program Credits
CREDENTIAL GRANTED UPON COMPLETION
Upon successful completion of the program, students receive a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice.
This program is offered in an online environment through asynchronous learning methods.
Full time students complete the program in 36 months.
ADDITIONAL FEES NOT INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAM
Admission Requirements Cost – Under the admissions section of the catalog we have listed costs associated with the admissions process not included in the program enrollment fees.
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES REQUIREMENT
Students must fulfill general education requirements to graduate. Students with 2 or more General Education courses may take Criminal Justice core courses in tandem while completing general education classes.
General Science – 9 Credits Required
Human Biology (3 credits)
Psychology (3 credits)
Humanities – 21 Credits Required
English Composition (3 credits)
Oral Communications or Public Speaking (3 credits)
Cultural Diversity (3 credits)
Legal Writing (3 credits)
Mathematics – 6 Credits Required
College Algebra (3 credits)
Statistics (3 credits)