Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration

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The Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice Administration prepares entry-level and seasoned professionals from diverse backgrounds in the theoretical foundations, knowledge, skills and practices of criminal justice administration inclusive of law enforcement, courts and corrections. This study enables students to develop rational decisions and informed responses to the daily challenges one faces in law enforcement, courts and corrections operations. Additionally, the program prepares students for entrance into concentrated areas of criminal justice in master degree programs or related disciplines. This program promotes a commitment to continued scholarship and service among graduates as future and continuing members of law enforcement, courts and corrections initiatives in a manner that remains conducive to enhancing professionalism in a diverse community.

To achieve the objective of this program, the following learning outcomes have been established:

  1. Students will be able to evaluate the impact of criminal justice theories and practices in a diverse society.
  2. Students will be able to examine the interrelationship amongst courts, corrections, and law enforcement.
  3. Students will be able to analyze the different ways civil and criminal laws influence outcomes of the criminal justice system.
  4. Students will be able to evaluate the impact of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights on federal, state, and local laws.

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Estimated time of completion of this program is 5 years.

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Completion of Columbia Southern University’s Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree program does not guarantee that a graduate will meet all requirements and/or qualifications to become a peace officer, law enforcement professional, or corrections officer at the international, national, state, or local level. Students are encouraged to research licensing and job requirements to insure that he or she will be prepared for their desired career path.

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**Each of these courses requires a prerequisite. Please review the course descriptions and objectives for each course to determine the prerequisite requirement.