Program Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree offered by Lynn University is an interdisciplinary degree that aims to introduce students to the study of agencies, personnel, philosophies, procedures, and other methods that comprise the criminal justice system in the United States. This program is intended to show students the various aspects of existing law enforcement systems, judicial systems, and correctional systems. All of this content is taught within the contexts of both ethics and constitutional concepts.

The curriculum of the criminal justice program focuses on interpreting norms, mores, laws, and rules that govern behavior in a civil society. Students should be able to develop a general understanding of a system’s process within the criminal justice field. Students enrolled in this program should be introduced to diverse crime and causation theories, and the critical examination and evaluation of the ethical implications of various societal issues. Students may also learn effective written and oral communication skills, mathematical computations, quantitative reasoning, information literacy, intellectual strategies, and computer use. An objective of this program is to teach students about the structure and process of the American judicial system from a local, state, and federal perspective. Students will discuss how gender affects women as offenders, victims, and professionals in the criminal justice system. Issues and concepts such as discretion, affirmative action, use of deadly force, misconduct, civil disobedience, undercover operations, and privacy are all discussed in this program.

Students enrolled in the criminal justice program must complete 120 credit hours of courses in order to graduate from this program. The major requirements for the criminal justice program include the following courses: Contemporary Social Problems, Current Perspectives in Substance Abuse, and Abnormal Psychology, among others. Students are also required to take 45 free electives in order to graduate.

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    Degree Level: Bachelor

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    School Overview

    Lynn University was founded in 1962 in Boca Raton, Florida, and offers pre-professional training combined with liberal arts courses.

    Academic schools at Lynn University include:

    • School of Aeronautics
    • College of Arts and Sciences
    • College of Business and Management
    • Conservatory of Music
    • College of Education
    • College of International Communication

    Online programs are offered during accelerated 8-week terms in undergraduate and graduate courses. Online degree programs include bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, and certificates.

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