BA, Criminal Justice
Brandman University has made available to students the opportunity to earn a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice degree. Students have the choice of attending the program courses through a variety of avenues in one of the many California classrooms, the four select military bases in California and Washington, and completely online. The flexible learning format enables students to gain the needed higher education to continue careers, to enter the competitive job market or as the foundation for additional educational pursuits at a Masters level. Students may also choose to specialize their education in five areas of concentration: corrections, leadership, homeland security, forensics, or victim advocacy.
Criminal justice is a sought after career field by many professionals, and contributes to the safety and protection of a society. The multi-faceted program of study will introduce students to concepts of law creation, court systems, policing procedures, and correction facilities in addition to the academic curriculum needed for a broad understanding of the discipline. The baccalaureate degree may provide the foundational education in criminal justice consisting of learning the goals associated with enforcing laws, reducing crime, providing security and punishing those who infringe on established rules. The concept of criminal justice is a blend of practices and organizations that carry out the learned goals.
This program of study should introduce students to the fundamentals of law, administration, courts, society, constitutional rights and the corrections processes. The bachelor program in criminal justice consists of 120 credits, delving into either the general criminal justice topics or the chosen area of concentration.
Upon successful completion of the required 120 credits, potential graduates should be able to demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the criminal justice field during the final capstone course at the culmination of the program. Successful students should also be able to use the learned concepts to examine criminal behaviors in dynamic social settings.
Delivery Format:100% Online
Students must have completed 12 or more transferable baccalaureate level credits or the equivalent for admission to Brandman University.
Accreditation & Licensing
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission
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