BA, Criminal Justice, Security Services

Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice, Security Services

The program is designed to explore the complex profiles of those who commit crimes, analyze how the American correctional system manages them, and evaluates the impact of Homeland Security in a post 9/11 world. The Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice with a concentration in security services examines information security and administration, management principles, risk analysis, loss prevention and emergency planning concepts.

It imparts leadership skills to a new class of specialist, one that is dedicated to employing professional knowledge of social groups and their individual members to enhance the fairness and effectiveness of the American criminal justice system. Graduates will be able to apply effective communication skills, analytical problem-solving abilities, and strong ethical principles among others to become valuable members of organizations in both private and public sectors.

In addition to security services, students may specialize in one of the following alternative concentration areas:

A minor in criminal justice is also available for undergraduate students completing a bachelor's degree in a different area of study.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Legal System: Demonstrate an understanding of the legal system, including where and how the system of criminal justice and its actors fit within it. 
  • Theory: Apply basic criminological and sociological theories to various criminal and deviant behaviors.
  • Ethics: Demonstrate an understanding of various ethical and legal dilemmas that typically confront criminal justice professionals whether employed domestically or internationally.
  • Pressures: Demonstrate an understanding of the pressures that diverse, social, cultural, economic and political actors have exerted, and continue to exert, on criminal justice systems, both domestically and internationally.
  • Research: Evaluate published research pertaining to a criminal justice issue, trend, or practice.

 

Admission Requirements

Applicants intending on enrolling in this program must complete the formal application process with all required documents, which include:

  1. 12 or more transferable baccalaureate level credits or the equivalent.
  2. Completed application package. Applications are available online.
  3. Official transcripts from ALL colleges and universities attended. Only credits from regionally accredited institutions may be accepted in transfer. Failure to report any previous academic work at another college or university may be considered a violation of academic integrity.
  4. For those applying under an active military agreement with Brandman University, admissibility and minimum transfer credit awarded will be determined based on the Community College of the Air Force, SMART, AARTS or JST transcripts. If additional coursework from other institutions is submitted prior to admission this coursework will also be included in determining admissibility and transferability for course credit.

Graduation Requirements–Bachelor Degrees

  • A minimum of 120 credits.
  • 36 credits earned in upper- division coursework.
  • Minimum of 32 credits completed in residence at Brandman; 18 of which must be upper-division credits, 12 of which must be completed in students major.
  • A 2.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale at Brandman and transfer work.
  • A 2.0 grade point average in all major and minor coursework. Programs may have additional grade requirements.
  • Resolution of all “I” grades.
  • LBSU 300 Liberal Arts Core Foundations- (Cannot be used as an elective in a major, minor, or certificate program)
  • LBSU 302 Information Fluency and Academic Integrity (Cannot be used as an elective in a major, minor, or certificate program)

All courses taken in the major program must be passed with a grade equivalent of “C” or higher. Courses may be used to fulfill both major and general education requirements.

 

Core Requirements:

CJCU 250 Introduction to the Administration of Criminal Justice 3
CJCU 465 Management in Criminal Justice Organizations 3
CJCU 380 Correctional Systems 3
CJCU 403 Police and Society 3
POSU 344 Constitutional Rights 3
POSU 240 Introduction to Law 3
SOCU 301 Social Research Design 3
SOCU 420 Sociology of Deviant Behavior 3
SOCU 450 Social and Political Theory 3
SSCU 494 Social Science Capstone Course 3
Total Credits 30

 

Security Services Concentration

CJCU 451 Information Security 3
CJCU 452 Principals of Security Management 3
CCJCU 454 Risk Analysis, Loss Prevention and Emergency Planning 3
CJCU 455 Security Administration 3
Total Credits 12

 

Major Electives (3-6 credits. A maximum of one elective course may be lower division.)
The exact number of elective credits depends on the credit requirements (9 or 12) of a student’s selected concentration. Thus, if a student selects a concentration that has a 12 credit requirement, then the student will take one (1) elective course. Students may choose from criminal justice, organizational leadership, political science, psychology, social science, or sociology courses.

 

Total Credits 45
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