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BS in Criminal Justice Administration

National University
Program overview
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
English
Start dates
San Diego
Intakes monthly

San Diego
Intakes monthly

Program description

BS in Criminal Justice Administration

Prepare for challenging and dynamic careers in the justice system at the local, state, and federal levels with the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration. The program is designed to meet the educational and professional needs of individuals in law enforcement who are interested in professional development or career advancement, but also prepares individuals for entry- and advanced-level positions, teaching, or training assignments, private security employment, research, or employment as consultants within the field.

Study forensic science, research methods, juvenile justice, corrections, criminology, leadership and management, civil and criminal investigations, court systems, criminal law, and complete a senior project supervised by full-time, associate, and select core adjunct faculty. Select elective courses from psychology, sociology, addictive disorders, behavioral science, legal studies, information technology, and human resource management to provide a broader perspective in human behavior.

Admission requirements

  • All entering undergraduate students without prior college level English and/or Math courses must take the ACCUPLACER mathematics and English evaluation as part of the admissions process. The results of the evaluation are printed immediately and a copy is provided to the student. Read more about Placement by Evaluation. The ACCUPLACER may be taken once at no charge. Subsequent examinations can be repeated after 14 days for a $5 fee. Applicants who have not earned an Associate’s degree from a regionally accredited institution or who have completed fewer than 90 quarter (60 semester) units of transferable college credit must have graduated from high school, passed a high school level proficiency test or received a Certificate of Proficiency from a state Department of Education.
  • Applicants who are considered first time students based on the criteria below must attend an orientation course through WES Training and Development prior to enrolling.
    • Never attended a college or university
    • Education experience is limited to:
      • Competency based education
      • College level courses completed during high school
      • Advanced Placement (AP) credit
      • Military service or training
      • Prior learning credit (CLEP, Dantes, Excelsior, portfolio assessment, etc.)
  • High school graduates transferring from regionally accredited colleges and universities are admitted as degree students if their cumulative GPA is 2.0 or higher. Applicants with a GPA below 2.0 may be admitted on probationary admission if the Committee on the Application of Standards (Committee) judges that there is sufficient evidence of potential to complete college studies. Applicants below a 2.0 may submit a petition letter to their advisor for review by the Committee.
  • Individual degree programs may have additional admission requirements.
  • Complete an application for admission and enrollment agreement.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

Preparation for the Major

  • Introduction to Policing

Requirements for the Major

  • Criminology
  • The Juvenile Offender
  • CJ Management and Leadership
  • Principles of Investigation
  • Courts & the Judicial Process
  • Criminal Law and Procedure
  • Corrections
  • Ethics and the C J System
  • Criminal Justice Capstone

Program delivery

On Campus or Online

Study when and where it’s convenient for you with evening, weekend, and 100% online classes.

Tuition fees

Please visit the university website for more information about tuition fees.

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Qualification

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Apply biological, psychological, sociological, and economic explanations for criminal behavior from a variety of disciplines.
  • Identify the causes and patterns of juvenile delinquency.
  • Distinguish the leadership and management styles commonly employed in the criminal justice system.
  • Demonstrate the criminal investigation process to include preliminary investigation, evidence collection and preservation, submission, and testimony in a courtroom.
  • Explain the role of criminal sanctions in relationship to victims and offenders.
  • Examine the importance of ethics when applied to all three branches of the criminal justice system.

Career opportunities

Entry Level Positions

  • Police officer
  • Paralegal
  • Probation officer
  • Juvenile and adult corrections
  • Jail or prison worker
  • Public interest/advocacy
  • Airline security representative
  • Foreign service officer
  • Animal treatment investigator

Further Education/Experience required

  • District attorney
  • Public defender
  • Lawyer
  • Criminologist
  • Investigator
  • Child welfare caseworker
  • Court administrator
  • Counter intelligence agent
  • Security and protective services

Employers of Criminal Justice Majors

  • Local/state/Federal government agencies
  • Public Courts
  • Police Departments
  • Public interest advocacy
  • Probation Departments
  • Private detention/Prison facilities
  • Publishing industry/Newspapers
  • Military/Airports/National Security

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About this institute

National University

National University

Since 1971, National University (NU) has been dedicated to meeting the needs of our students by providing accessible, affordable, and achievable higher education opportunities. Since its founding, the NU community has grown to 25,000 students (400 international students from over...


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Contact info

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9388 Lightwave Avenue
92123 San Diego California
United States of America

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