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Online Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

Program Description

 

The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice includes developing an understanding of the advanced concepts of the primary functions of law enforcement, prosecution, trial, corrections, juvenile offenders, handling evidence, crime scene investigation, and associated responsibilities. In addition, the program builds skills in areas such as the secure management, safe keeping, and control of inmates committed to jail or prison custody, which must be performed in a humane manner in compliance with the constitutional standards. The Bachelor program provides a broad base of criminal justice concepts and problem-solving skills applicable to contemporary issues in the field.

 

Students who earn a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice typically pursue these careers:

 

  • Police Officer
  • Criminal Justice Teacher
  • Juvenile Justice Officer
  • Corrections Officer
  • ICE Agent
  • Deputy Sheriff

 

Program Objectives

 

This degree is designed to provide students a framework in basic criminal justice concepts and skills. Upon successful completion of the program, students will have acquired the knowledge and skills needed to:

 

  1. Explain the scientific study of crime, criminals, the law-making process, the criminal justice system, and the treatment of offenders.
  2. Utilize critical thinking, analytical, and interpersonal skills applicable to real-world problems.
  3. Implement solutions for law enforcement, criminal investigation, and management and administration of criminal justice related activities.
  4. Apply sound criminal justice principles and decision making to planning, organizing, and coordinating operations.

 

Apply now or contact Admissions at 213-252-5100 or admissions@alu.edu.

 

For more information, check out this interview with Gregory B Wilsey – Criminal Justice Coordinator For ALU.

 

Program Plan for Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

SemesterCourse #Course NameCredit HoursPrereq.Core/ MajorGeneral EducationReq. CJ Elective
1ORT100Orientation0000
CJS105Technology in Criminal Justice3300
CJS110Introduction to Criminal Justice3300
CJS120Introduction to Law Enforcement3300
ENG160English Composition I3030
OpenElective3003
Semester Credit Hours15933
2CJS100Ethics in Law Enforcement3CJS120300
CJS130Introduction to Justice Admin.3300
CJS140Introduction to Criminology3CJS110300
MAT130Concepts of Fundamental Math3030
OpenElective3003
Semester Credit Hours15933
3CJS200Criminal Law3CJS110300
CJS225Criminal Investigations I3CJS110300
SBS105Introduction to Psychology3030
COM202Effective Prof. Communications3030
OpenElective3003
Semester Credit Hours15663
4CJS223Criminal Procedure3CJS200300
HUM155American History I3030
NPSElective3030
OpenElective3003
OpenElective3003
Semester Credit Hours15366
Total for Semesters 1-460271815
5CJS325Criminal Investigation II3CJS225300
CJS205Constitutional Law I3CJS110, CJS200300
ENG170English Composition II3ENG160030
OpenElective (300-400)3003
OpenElective (300-400)3003
Semester Credit Hours15636
6CJS305Constitutional Law II3CJS205300
CJS345Corrections3300
SBS110Introduction to Sociology3030
OpenElective (300-400)3003
OpenElective (300-400)3003
Semester Credit Hours15636
7CJS440Juvenile Justice3CJS130300
NPS195Study of Physical Science3030
COM275Speech Communication3030
OpenElective (300-400)3003
OpenElective (300-400)3003
Semester Credit Hours15366
8CJS420Criminalistics3CJS140300
CJS499Senior Capstone3Completion of All300
Gen EdElective (300-400)3030
OpenElective (300-400)3003
OpenElective (300-400)3003
Semester Credit Hours15636
Total for Semesters 1-460271815
Total for Semesters 5-860211524
Total for Semesters 1-8120483339

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