Program Overview

The goal of the BSCJ program with a concentration in Law Enforcement is to help provide students with a comprehensive and systematic analysis of key contemporary criminal justice issues through a close review of the theories and policies guiding many crime fighting strategies.

Learning from experienced instructors, students can absorb industry-relevant knowledge. Instructors will cover material including:

  • the elements of investigation including crime scenes, witnesses and evidence, investigative techniques, evidence documentation, interrogation and arrest;
  • issues involving police ethics, police culture, and the public image of police agencies in the media;
  • and the history and theories of crime prevention and preventative methods employed by police agencies and much more.

This degree is an accelerated program that can be completed online with great flexibility. AIU is aware that focused professionals need to keep their knowledge and expertise current with industry standards in order to be acknowledged for their accomplishments and considered for the future, so AIU degree programs are updated to keep pace with the ever-changing theories and practices of their respective disciplines. The AIU community believes it has a special commitment to support each individual's goals and emphasis on the educational, professional, and personal growth of each student.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    Requirements

    Proof of high school graduation (diploma or transcripts) or GED equivalent. Proficiency in English and Math.

    Restrictions

    Not authorized for residents of MA, NJ, and NY.

    School Overview

    Founded as the American College in 1970, AIU provides associate, bachelor's and master's degrees in a campus environment and online. AIU’s campuses are located in Atlanta, Georgia, and Houston, Texas. The Online or main campus is located in northwest suburban Chicago, Illinois.

    The University community believes it has a special commitment to support each individual's goals. To this end, the University places emphasis on the educational, professional, and personal growth of each student. Programs, policies, and activities, which have been designed to implement this philosophy and purpose statement, are evaluated periodically and changed, as necessary, to meet the needs of the student body and the institution.

    AIU, as an international institution of higher education, encourages global understanding by providing an atmosphere of cultural diversity and opportunities for international education.

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