BA in Criminal Justice

This degree program examines the scientific study of criminal behaviors in their multifaceted sociological settings to prepare students for careers in law enforcement, criminal law or social work.

Criminal Justice Degree Overview

The Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice program explores the complex profiles of those who commit crimes. Upon graduation, you will have the opportunity to apply your communication skills, analytical problem-solving abilities and strong ethical principles to your position in law enforcement, criminal law or social work.

As a student, you will:

  • Determine if you want to be a generalist or specialize in corrections, forensics, Homeland Security, leadership or victim advocacy.
  • Become a specialist with the ability to enhance the fairness and effectiveness of the American criminal justice system.

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Fall I (Sep 04, 2018)

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Available Campuses

Antelope Valley Campus
39115 Trade Center Drive, Suite 203, Palmdale, CA 93551
Bangor Naval Base Kitsap
1042 Tautog Circle, Silverdale, WA 98315
Bremerton Campus
1600 Chester Ave, Engineering Building (ENG) Room 110, Bremerton, WA 98337
Fairfield Campus
2450 Martin Road, Fairfield, CA 94534
Hanford Campus
325 Mall Drive, Hanford, CA 93230
Irvine Campus
16355 Laguna Canyon Road, 1st Floor, Irvine, CA 92618
Lacey Campus
1445 Galaxy Drive NE, Suite 201, Lacey, WA 98516
Lemoore NAS Campus
Bldg. 824, Suite 101, Hancock Circle, NAS Lemoore, CA 93246
Modesto Campus
5222 Pirrone Court, Salida, CA 95368
Menifee Campus
28237 La Piedra Rd, Bldg. 2008, Menifee, CA 92584
Monterey Campus
99 Pacific Street, Suite 375-B, Monterey, CA 93940
Fully Online
Working adults prefer the flexible format that allows them study any time of day.
Ontario Campus
3990 Concours Street, Suite 100, Ontario, CA 91764
Palm Desert Campus
75-105 Merle Dr, Suite 800, Bldg. B, Palm Desert, CA 92211
Riverside Campus
3550 Vine Street, Suite 200, Riverside, CA 92507
Roseville Campus
400 Sunrise Avenue, Suite 200, Roseville, CA 95661
Santa Clarita Campus
26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Room UCEN 204c, Santa Clarita, CA 91355
San Diego Campus
7460 Mission Valley Road, San Diego, CA 92108
Santa Maria Campus
1300 E. Cypress Street, Building A-1, Santa Maria, CA 93454
Travis AFB Campus
530 Hickam Avenue, Bldg 249, Suite 10, Travis AFB, CA 94535
Visalia Campus
325 Mall Drive, Hanford, CA 93230
Victorville Campus
13911 Park Avenue, Suite 100, Victorville, CA 92392
Walnut Creek Campus
2950 Buskirk Avenue, Suite 315, Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Whidbey Island NAS Campus
1045 W. Midway Street, Room 116, Bldg. 2739, Oak Harbor, WA 98278
Yuba City Campus
3301 East Onstott Road, Yuba City, CA 95991

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    Admission Requirements

    Applicants for this program must complete the formal application process with all required documents, which include:

    • 12 or more transferable baccalaureate level credits or the equivalent
    • Completed application
    • Official transcripts from ALL colleges and universities attended
    • A minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
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    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.

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    Admissibility and minimum transfer credit awarded will be determined based on the Community College of the Air Force, SMART, AARTS or JST transcripts.

    Short Transferable Credits?

    Brandman’s School of Extended Education offers a 4 course program allowing you to earn up to the 12 credits needed for admission. Check out the Brandman Track to learn more.

    Program Curriculum

    • Bachelor degrees require students to complete a minimum of 120 semester units which include a combination of General Education requirements and program specific requirements. In the absence of sufficient transfer credit, students may need to take additional general electives to satisfy the 120 total units for the degree which a Brandman Academic Advisor will help you evaluate.

       

      Basic Skills 12
      ENGU103 Writing Communication I: Writing and Rhetoric 3
      ENGU 104 Written Communication II: Writing About Literature 3
      Quantitative reasoning 3
      Oral communication 3
      Breadth Requirements 24
      Humanities: Select 9 credits from 3 different areas: Communications, English, Fine Arts, Foreign Languages, Humanities, Liberal Studies, Philosophy, Religious Studies 9
      Natural Sciences: Select 6 credits 6
      Social Sciences: Select 9 credits from three different areas: Criminal Justice, Early Childhood Education, Economics, History, Marketing, Organizational Leadership, Political Science/Legal Studies, Psychology, Social Sciences, Social Work, Sociology 9
      Liberal Education Foundations 6
      LBSU 302 Information Fluency and Academic Integrity 3
      LBSU 304 Liberal Arts Core Foundations 3
      Total Credits 42
    • 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

      LEST 300 Foundations of Law

      3

      POSU 344 Constitutional Rights

      3

      SOCU 301 Social Research Design

      3

      SOCU 420 Sociology of Deviant Behavior

      3

      SOCU 484 Social Theory

      3

      SSCU 494 Social Science Capstone

      3

      Core Requirements Subtotal

      30

      Concentrations and Major Electives

       

      Select one of the following:

      15

      Complete a concentration of 9 credits and choose two elective courses 1

       

      Complete a concentration of 12 credits and choose one elective course 1

       

      Concentrations and Major Electives Subtotal

      15

      Total Credits

      45

    • CJCU 430  Applied Criminology

       3

      CJCU 432  Communication and Conflict Resolution for Criminal Justice

       3

      CJCU 434  Diversity, Conflict, and Crime

       3

      Total Credits

       9

    • CJCU 430  Applied Criminology

       3

      CJCU 436  Community Corrections and Alternative Sentences

       3

      CJCU 438  Mental Health Issues in Society

       3

      CJCU 411  Gangs and Gang Behavior

       3

      Total Credits

       12

    • CJCU 470  Public Sector Leadership and Ethics

       3

      CJCU 471  Team Leadership in Criminal Justice

       3

      CJCU 472  Criminal Justice Leadership Theory and Practice

       3

      CJCU 434  Diversity, Conflict, and Crime 

       3

      Total Credits

       12

    • CJCU 450  Homeland Security

       3

      CJCU 474  Counterterrorism

       3

      CJCU 475  Domestic Terrorism

       3

      CJCU 430  Applied Criminology

       3

      Total Credits

       12

    • CJCU 405  Forensic Studies

       3

      CJCU 406  Forensic Documentation 

       3

      CJCU 408  Crime Scene Investigation

       3

      CJCU 430  Applied Criminology

       3

      Total Credits

       12

    • CJCU 416  Domestic Violence

       3

      CJCU 418  Victim Advocacy

       3

      CJCU 436  Community Corrections and Alternative Sentences

       3

      CJCU 438  Mental Health Issues in Society

       3

      Total Credits

       12

    • CJCU 250 Introduction to the Administration of Criminal Justice

      3

      CJCU 380 Correctional Systems

      3

      CJCU 403 Police and Society

      3

      Minor Core Subtotal

      9

      Track

       

      Students choose one of the following tracks to fulfill their remaining 9 credits within the minor:

      9

      General track

       

      Homeland Security track

       

      Victim Advocacy/Social Justice track

       

      Forensics track

       

       
      Track Subtotal

      9

      Total Credits

      18

      Tracks

      General Track

      Select three CJCU electives

      9

      Total Credits

      9

      Homeland Security Track

      CJCU 450 Homeland Security

      3

      CJCU 474 Counterterrorism

      3

      CJCU 475 Domestic Terrorism

      3

      Total Credits

      9

      Victim Advocacy/Social Justice Track

      CJCU 416 Domestic Violence

      3

      CJCU 418 Victim Advocacy

      3

      CJCU 436 Community Corrections and Alternative Sentences

      3

      Total Credits

      9

      Forensics Track

      CJCU 405 Forensic Studies

      3

      CJCU 406 Forensic Documentation

      3

      CJCU 408 Crime Scene Investigation

      3

      Total Credits

      9

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