BA Criminal Justice

Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice

At the Biscayne College, Miami, the Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice degree provides the student with a skill-based, scholarly understanding of the structure and operation of the police, courts, and correctional systems. Attention is given to managerial, legal, and behavioral of crime and crime control along with important related contemporary issues such as capital punishment, the war on drugs, court reform, and terrorism.

Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice Degree Highlights 

  • Provides students with the leadership skills, intellectual tools and practical knowledge needed to manage criminal justice personnel and resources, formulate effective crime control policies and strategies, assess current offender treatment programs, and to work with various federal, state and local agencies to bring about safer communities

  • Students can choose to participate in exciting internships with such agencies as the FBI, Border Patrol, the DEA, U.S. Customs, FDLE, Secret Service, State of Florida Guardian Ad Litem, and Miami-Dade Police Department.

  • You are guaranteed to feel included and not just a number in our school with our small classes and involved professors.

  • Special fast-track programs leading to a combined BA and Master of Arts degree in Criminal Justice, an expedited BA/JD degree, as well as a joint JD/Master of Arts in Criminal Justice degree

Career Landscape  

  • The BA in Criminal Justice prepares students for positions in the FBI, ICE, DEA and other federal law enforcement agencies as well as various state and local agencies such as the Florida Department of Probations, City of Miami Police Department, etc.

  • Graduates are also able to pursue highly rewarding professional careers with the courts, correctional services, crime victim services, as well as various administrative agencies such as the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Federal Trade Commission, and the Environmental Protection Agency, the Internal Revenue Service, all of which employ special investigators.

The Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice prepares students for entry level positions with the following agencies:

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Curriculum (Course Sampling)

SOC 321D Criminology
This course provides and analysis of the incidence, distribution, and etiology of crime. The criminal as a social type is profiled. Changing philosophies of corrections and variations in criminal behavior are explored theoretically and empirically. 

CJE 3110 Law Enforcement Systems
This course examines the origins, functions, and operations of policing in a modern society. The course focuses on different models of policing and the interrelationship of the various components of the system.

CCJ 3666 Victimology
This course on the social and psychological characteristics of crime victims, their role in precipitating criminal acts, the difficulties they encounter in the criminal justice system, alternative social programs for helping crime victims, and legal policies designed o compensate, protect, and rehabilitate victims of crime.

CC J 4661 Terrorism and Law Enforcement Procedures
This course examines an introduction to the unique field of terrorism investigation and prosecution. Among the investigative procedures examined and tailored to the demands of dealing with terrorists are surveillance, polygraph, informants, the investigative task force, pre-test telephone calls, and undercover operations. The course also addresses special difficulties encountered when prosecuting terrorists in the courtroom.

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