Bay State College

122 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02116

Program Details

Bay State College offers an Online Criminal Justice Degree for students interested in a career involving being a part of public service organizations relating to criminal justice, law enforcement, or the legal system. Leaders in this field have the unique and demanding responsibilities of dealing with criminal behavior, including managing criminal populations or criminal activity, and preserving the peace, while maintaining a respect for individual rights and freedoms. Students will learn about community and diversity while developing their understanding of criminological theory, policy, and research methodology, among other topics.

The program consists of classroom courses which emphasize real-world education through examination of cases and education which will be applicable on the job. Those classes include college algebra, public speaking, English, psychology, function of police in modern society, computer and information literacy, criminal justice research methodology, sociology, introduction to criminal justice, quantitative and qualitative data analysis, and the sociology of deviance.

Through completion of the program, students will have demonstrated the professionalism and skill necessary to earn the degree. The qualifications demonstrate that the student has been able to apply the principles they have learned in the program into their eventual development as a functional affective professional in their field.  These qualifications include but are not limited to the ability to explain concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and trends in criminal justice, to demonstrate the ability to apply legal and ethical principles to the criminal justice system, to describe the structure, function, and interaction of key institutions in criminal justice, to discuss the patterns, typologies, and root causes of crime, and to apply criminal justice concepts, processes, and practices to social justice and social change.

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    New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education,

    New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Technical and Career Institutions

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