Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice
Thomas Edison State University

Program Details

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree program in Criminal Justice prepares law enforcement officials and adult learners for career change, advancement or graduate education.

Students in the BA in Criminal Justice program focus on the interdisciplinary study of crime and the functioning of the criminal justice system, and develop critical analytical skills, and knowledge of the research findings and methods used in the field.  In addition, students develop a broad general knowledge of the traditional liberal arts disciplines while developing a greater depth of knowledge in criminal justice.

Learning Outcomes

  • Verbally communicate in a clear professional manner and produce reports and policy papers that are organized, focused and make sound critical arguments
  • Display logical and critical evaluation and analysis of social and criminal justice research literature as well as prevailing criminal justice theories and policies
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the basic criminal justice process, its structure and the context of the interrelationships between each component of the criminal justice system
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the legal aspects of policing in the United States including the concepts of due process, equal protection and the rules of criminal procedure

Requirements

  • An adult 21 years of age or older
  • A high school graduate or have successfully passed a GED test

School Accreditation Statement

Middle States Commission on Higher Education