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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:

Explain the scientific study of crime, criminals, the law-making process, the criminal justice system, and the treatment of offenders.

Utilize critical thinking, analytical, and interpersonal skills applicable to real-world problems.

Implement solutions for law enforcement, criminal investigation, and management and administration of criminal justice related activities.

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

Semester Course # Course Name Credit Hours Prereq. Core/ Major General Education Req. CJ Elective
1 ORT100 Orientation 0 0 0 0
CJS105 Technology in Criminal Justice 3 3 0 0
CJS110 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3 3 0 0
CJS120 Introduction to Law Enforcement 3 3 0 0
ENG160 English Composition I 3 0 3 0
Open Elective 3 0 0 3
Semester Credit Hours 15 9 3 3
2 CJS100 Ethics in Law Enforcement 3 CJS120 3 0 0
CJS130 Introduction to Justice Admin. 3 3 0 0
CJS140 Introduction to Criminology 3 CJS110 3 0 0
MAT130 Concepts of Fundamental Math 3 0 3 0
Open Elective 3 0 0 3
Semester Credit Hours 15 9 3 3
3 CJS200 Criminal Law 3 CJS110 3 0 0
CJS225 Criminal Investigations I 3 CJS110 3 0 0
SBS105 Introduction to Psychology 3 0 3 0
COM202 Effective Prof. Communications 3 0 3 0
Open Elective 3 0 0 3
Semester Credit Hours 15 6 6 3
4 CJS223 Criminal Procedure 3 CJS200 3 0 0
HUM155 American History I 3 0 3 0
NPS Elective 3 0 3 0
Open Elective 3 0 0 3
Open Elective 3 0 0 3
Semester Credit Hours 15 3 6 6
Total for Semesters 1-4 60 27 18 15
5 CJS325 Criminal Investigation II 3 CJS225 3 0 0
CJS205 Constitutional Law I 3 CJS110, CJS200 3 0 0
ENG170 English Composition II 3 ENG160 0 3 0
Open Elective (300-400) 3 0 0 3
Open Elective (300-400) 3 0 0 3
Semester Credit Hours 15 6 3 6
6 CJS305 Constitutional Law II 3 CJS205 3 0 0
CJS345 Corrections 3 3 0 0
SBS110 Introduction to Sociology 3 0 3 0
Open Elective (300-400) 3 0 0 3
Open Elective (300-400) 3 0 0 3
Semester Credit Hours 15 6 3 6
7 CJS440 Juvenile Justice 3 CJS130 3 0 0
NPS195 Study of Physical Science 3 0 3 0
COM275 Speech Communication 3 0 3 0
Open Elective (300-400) 3 0 0 3
Open Elective (300-400) 3 0 0 3
Semester Credit Hours 15 3 6 6
8 CJS420 Criminalistics 3 CJS140 3 0 0
CJS499 Senior Capstone 3 Completion of All 3 0 0
Gen Ed Elective (300-400) 3 0 3 0
Open Elective (300-400) 3 0 0 3
Open Elective (300-400) 3 0 0 3
Semester Credit Hours 15 6 3 6
Total for Semesters 1-4 60 27 18 15
Total for Semesters 5-8 60 21 15 24
Total for Semesters 1-8 120 48 33 39

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