Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration

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The Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice Administration degree program prepares both 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 program of 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.

Upon completion of the program, students should be able to do the following:

  1. Evaluate the impact of theories in a diverse society.
  2. Assess the interrelationship among courts, corrections, and law enforcement.
  3. Analyze the influences of laws on the criminal justice system.
  4. Assess the impact of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights on 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.

Massachusetts Civil Service Disclosure: Students and prospective students who reside in a city or county that uses Massachusetts Civil Service for promotion should contact the Civil Service to determine eligibility to sit for promotional exams. Civil Service is a merit system under which state and municipal employees of police and fire departments may be hired and promoted.