Sep 20, 2020  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Academic Catalog

Criminal Justice - Administration, B.S.


The specialization in criminal justice administration prepares students for the work that goes on behind the scenes in a criminal justice organization. Managing the operations of a police organization requires a unique ability to understand the needs of the community being served, as well as the components of the organization. These courses enable graduates to enter organizations with a broader understanding of the rationale for decision-making within the organization.

If you enjoy leading a team of people and have the desire to make a real difference in your community, this is the degree for you.

With a criminal justice administration degree, graduates can excel as an administrator in municipal, county or state organizations. Other career options include becoming civil service officers, state and federal parole officers, court administrators, federal law enforcement officers or positions in private-sector law enforcement.

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the legal system of the United States.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of the major components of the criminal justice system.
  3. Demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills.
  4. Demonstrate effective use of technological tools in the field of criminal justice.
  5. Understand the importance of ethical behavior.
  6. Recognize and be sensitive to issues related to diversity.

The bachelor’s degree program has a core of criminal justice courses, but allows the student to specialize in criminal justice administration through a specialty of six additional criminal justice courses. The criminal justice degree uses the TEAM approach described on the College of Professional Studies . Courses marked with an asterisk (*) require TEAM enrollment.

Required Courses


General Education Core


Total Credits Required: 39


Total Credits Required: 51


Approved Electives: 15 Credits


  • Approved - Electives Credit(s): 15

Criminal Justice Administration Concentration


Total Credits Required: 15


Preparatory Core 1


Total Credits Required: 120


** Students may test out by placement exam. Credits do not count toward degree.