Program Overview

Brandman University offers students the opportunity to earn a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice degree with the concentration on Leadership. Earning the advanced degree in essential leadership concepts may be critical for a successful students entrance into the competitive law enforcement field. Students have the choice of attending the criminal justice program through a variety of avenues in one of the many California classrooms, the four select military bases in California and Washington, or online.

A leadership concentration may give criminal justice students the formal academic education needed when providing a modern approach to management, organization and team building, while still providing the core law enforcement and security courses. The definition of ‘leadership’ can fit many ideas. Leadership can be a process, a personality trait, a task, or an action. The concept of leadership has been viewed as an inherent trait, something that cannot be learned. Potential graduates should use the leadership curriculum to harness the prowess needed to organize a group of people and achieve a common goal with a strategic combination of courses such as Public Sector Leadership and Ethics, Team Leadership in Criminal Justice, and Criminal Justice Leadership Theory and Practice and Diversity.

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 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. The multi-faceted program of study will introduce students to concepts of law creation, court systems, policing procedures, and correction facilities. 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.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission

    Requirements

    Students must have completed 12 or more transferable baccalaureate level credits or the equivalent for admission to Brandman University.

    School Overview

    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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