Northern Arizona University offers an online Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in Justice Studies, a liberal arts degree. The liberal arts degree curriculum features core courses in ethics, leadership, criminal justice, criminology, the justice system, and effective writing. Students will learn about such popular criminal justice areas as juvenile justice, the court system, forensics, intelligence studies, corrections, terrorism, and legal issues for justice administrators. The remaining courses are determined by the student’s area of concentration, either criminal justice administration or intelligence studies. The criminal justice administration concentration develops in-depth knowledge of the student’s area of interest within the criminal justice system, such as mentally ill offenders, employment law, juvenile justice, crime control, and more, while also teaching students to use critical thinking to analyze theoretical concepts in problem-solving. The intelligence studies concentration ensures that students are able to identify, collect, process, analyze, and disseminate intelligence information to investigate all forms of criminal activity.
This is designed as a bachelor completion program with students transferring credits from community colleges or other institutions into NAU and only the remaining 30 credits provide a basis for assessment of student learning objectives at NAU.
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School Accreditation & Licensing
Northern Arizona University is accredited by:
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
Program Requirements & Restrictions
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Official College Transcript(s)
- Bachelor completion is intended for students transferring 90 credits.