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.
Students must have completed 12 or more transferable baccalaureate level credits or the equivalent for admission to Brandman University.
Prospective students must submit the following:
Graduation Requirements–Bachelor Degrees
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.
|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|
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|
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.