Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice

The Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice provides the student with a skill-based I, 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.

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Career Opportunities

The Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice prepares students for entry level positions with the following agencies: the FBI, ICE, DEA, U.S. Marshal, U.S. Secret Service, the U.S. Treasury Department, the U.S. Department of Justice, and other federal, as well as state and local law enforcement agencies. They may also pursue highly rewarding professional careers with the courts, corrections, or victim services.

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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