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.
Degree Level: Bachelor
Delivery Format: 100% Online
Accreditation & Licensing
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission
Students must have completed 12 or more transferable baccalaureate level credits or the equivalent for admission to Brandman University.
Brandman University is a private, non-profit institution that is a part of the Chapman University System. Founded in 1861, Chapman University is one of California’s oldest, most prestigious private universities and is located in Orange, California. Its overall mission is “to provide students with a dynamic education based on excellence and flexibility that creates lasting value and relevance for evolving careers.” Steeped in academic tradition, this university offers quality education consistent with the needs of a new kind of student: one who demands the same high academic standards as a traditional university but whose life requires greater flexibility and real-world relevance in the curriculum. With undergraduate, graduate, credential, and certificate programs in Business, Arts and Sciences, Health, Education, and professional development, Brandman offers numerous fully-online programs to provide added flexibility for its students.
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