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Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice Administration

The Criminal Justice Administration Program is designed to permit the pursuit of different professional career goals while integrating the general study of criminal justice and law with other relevant disciplines. A degree in criminal justice administration prepares students for entry-level employment in the field, for promotion and leadership roles and for graduate study.

The program provides career enhancing opportunities through practicum and internship opportunities. It provides an excellent academic foundation for students planning to go on to graduate studies or law school.

Two baccalaureate degrees are offered in Criminal Justice Administration: the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Science.

Students considering either a BS or BA degree should consider their own experience in the criminal justice area. For students currently working in the criminal justice field the BA is recommended. For those desiring to enter the field, the BS degree is recommended; the BS degree offers practicum and internship experiences that add to the student's understanding of the criminal justice career area.

Department:

Degree Requirements:

A. General Education Requirements 38-41 sem. hrs
  Ethics Course Requirement: 3 hrs
  CJAD 345View Syllabus Ethics and Morality in Criminal Justice or 3 hrs
  PHIL 330View Syllabus Ethics
 
B. Foreign Language Requirement 6 sem. hrs
 
C. Multicultural Requirement 3 sem. hrs
  (Courses from this list are noted in the major requirements below with an asterisk.)
 
D. Core Requirements 42 sem. hrs
  (All courses must be completed with a grade of C or higher. Courses in the major cannot be taken as Pass/Fail.)
  CJAD 101View Syllabus Introduction to Criminal Justice Administration 3 hrs
  CJAD 301View Syllabus Criminal Law 3 hrs
  CJAD 311View Syllabus Police in a Democratic Society 3 hrs
  CJAD 320*View Syllabus Cultural Diversity in Criminal Justice* 3 hrs
  CJAD 325View Syllabus Juvenile Justice System and Procedures 3 hrs
  CJAD 345View Syllabus Ethics and Morality in Criminal Justice 3 hrs
  CJAD 350View Syllabus Corrections and Penology 3 hrs
  CJAD 405View Syllabus Laws of Criminal Evidence 3 hrs
  CJAD 415View Syllabus Criminal Procedures 3 hrs
  CJAD 451View Syllabus Management of Criminal Justice Agencies 3 hrs
  CJAD 495View Syllabus Integrative Seminar 3 hrs
  HUMS 300View Syllabus Exploring Research or 3 hrs
  PADM 395View Syllabus (POSC 395) Political Science & Public Administration Research Methods OR
  CJAD 425View Syllabus Legal Research and Writing OR
  ANTH 327View Syllabus (PSYC/SOCI 327) Qualitative Research Methods 3 hrs
  PSYC 325View Syllabus (SOCI 325) Quantitative Research Methods
  POSC 340View Syllabus Judicial Process 3 hrs
  SOCI 321View Syllabus Criminology or 3 hrs
  SOCI 331View Syllabus Juvenile Delinquency
  Syllabus Not Available
 
E. Behavioral and Social Sciences Electives 6 sem. hrs
  Three semester hours must be Criminal Justice electives. The remaining 3 hours must be from one of the following: Sociology, Political Science, Psychology, Human Services, FRSC 305 Forensic Anthropology, FRSC 327 Fingerprint Evidence, or FRSC 445 Forensic Pathology.
 
F. Electives 22-25 sem. hrs
 
G. Electives 22-25 sem. hrs
  120 sem. hrs
 

Locations

The Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice Administration degree is available at the following locations:

Main Campus, Day Program
Main Campus, Evening Program
Online Campus
Guantanamo Bay, AE
Redstone Arsenal, AL
Coast Guard Island, CA
Los Alamitos, CA
San Luis Obispo, CA
Denver, CO
Orlando, FL
NAS Jacksonville, FL
Patrick Air Force Base, FL
Jacksonville, FL
Hunter Army Airfield, GA
Fort Stewart, GA
Lake County/Great Lakes, IL
Crystal Lake, IL
Elgin, IL
Jefferson City, MO
Kansas City, MO
Springfield, MO
Lake of the Ozarks, MO
Rolla, MO
Fort Leonard Wood, MO
St. Louis, MO
Fort Drum, NY
Hancock Field, NY
NWS Charleston, SC
Fort Worth, TX
Salt Lake, UT
NS Everett - Marysville, WA