BA in Criminal Justice, Corrections

Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice, Corrections

This degree program explores the complex profiles of those who commit crimes along with correction-related issues such as community systems, alternative sentences, mental health issues in society, gang behaviors and applied criminology concepts.

Program Overview

The Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice, Corrections explores the complex profiles of those who commit crimes and how the American correctional system manages them. Upon graduation, you will have the opportunity to apply your communication skills, analytical problem-solving abilities and strong ethical principles to your everyday work. As a student, you will:

  • Examine community systems, alternative sentences, mental health issues in society, gang behaviors and applied criminology concepts. 
  • Employ professional knowledge of social groups and their individual members to enhance the fairness and effectiveness of the American criminal justice system

Undergraduate 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
Transcripts

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.

Active Military?

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.

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

 

Corrections Concentration

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

 

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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