Columbia Southern University

21982 University Lane, Orange Beach, AL 36561-9000

Program Details

All parts of the legal system require inpiduals who are dedicated, intelligent, and educated. These people seek to understand crime, criminal behavior, the law, and law enforcement. In law enforcement and policing, these people become supervisors and detectives who use their ability to think critically and work harder and smarter than others. In the justice system, these people are administrators and legal workers responsible for making the justice and legal systems work. 

Columbia Southern University offers a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration for those seeking growth as professionals in Law or Law Enforcement. Columbia Southern University’s curriculum is available entirely online. Online classes benefit students who are either unable or unwilling to give up their careers or personal lives in pursuit of education. By taking classes out of the home or other location, instead of a traditional classroom environment, students can choose their own schedules for completing classes, allowing students to have versatility in completing their learning. The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration program from Colombia Southern University can typically be completed in five years. 

As part of the Criminal Justice Administration program, students will learn the components of the criminal justice system and criminal justice administration including education on crime statistics, crime trends, and crime prevention. In addition, students will learn to analyze crime through techniques, methodology, and technologies in order to gain situational awareness. Lastly, students will learn to apply learned concepts to due process, legal search & seizure, criminal liability, and use of force. Graduates will leave the program with a perspective of the criminal justice system in the United States, from investigation and arrest, to court and incarceration and punishment. They will understand and practice behaviors for effective policing and crime prevention, and understand the factors that influence delinquency and crime.

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    Program Overview

    • Degree Level:
      Bachelor
    • Delivery Format:
      100% Online
    • Completion Time:
      120
    • Tuition Basis :
      Per Semester Credit
    • In State Rate:
      $220.00
    • Out of State Rate:
      $220.00
    • Additional Fees :
      $135.00
    • Fees Overview :

      CSU Online Library fee (one-time): $35 (waived for military); Petition to Graduate fee: $100.

    • Estimated Degree Cost - In State:
      $26,535.00
    • Estimated Degree Cost - Out Of State:
      $26,535.00
    • International Students Accepted:
      Yes
    • Accelerated Degree:
      No

    Requirements

    High school diploma or equivalent.

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Distance Education Accrediting Commission

    CSU is nationally accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC). The DETC is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

    Restrictions

    May not be approved for every state. Students should check for state authorization in their state of residence prior to enrollment.

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