Program Overview

The Criminal Justice field needs a wide network of professionals in a wide array of roles to ensure the best public service. A basic understanding of the CJ system as a whole, its history, and factors of influence is critical for all persons in the industry. Union Institute & University’s (UIU) Criminal Justice Management (CJM) gives students this foundation.

The CJM program prepares students for advancement in any of the many professions within the criminal justice field. The program is based on the belief that social policy, decision-making, and reform in modern law enforcement require a broad academic experience. An emphasis is placed on organization management and its response to new policies, programs, personnel, and technology. Students will learn law enforcement theories, research methods, and the critical and analytic skills necessary to apply these tools in the field.

At the end of the program, students will have the ability to compare and contrast contemporary techniques for supervision and administration, interpret applied ethical theories to today’s practices, and analyze and critique criminal justice practices. The program was designed by and is taught by leaders in the criminal justice field, which ensures the content is relevant and up-to-date. Students will find the information relevant to criminal justice systems across the country.

This UIU degree is designed to be completed online. Students may transfer in up to 90 credits worth of classes, including credits for POST, FDLE, and other technical trainings. Throughout their tenure, students will have access to UIU faculty and advisors who take pride in getting to know their students and their academic and professional aspirations. Students will also enjoy the UIU network of students and professionals alike spread throughout the country.

Persons interested in learning more about UIU’s Criminal Justice program are encouraged to contact program faculty.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    School Overview

    Union Institute & University is a private non-profit institution that was founded in 1964. The main campus of UI&U is located in Cincinnati, Ohio, and other campus locations are in Brattleboro, Vermont, Montpelier, Vermont, Sacramento, California, Los Angeles, California, and North Miami Beach, Florida. Union was founded when a group of liberal arts colleges joined to form a consortium of institutions that were experimenting with alternative education in the 1960s, known as The Union for Research and Experimentation in Higher Education. In 2001, The Union Institute became Union Institute and University after having added a graduate school and developed programs for non-traditional students.

    Union offers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees, and students have a choice to participate in these programs through online courses, hybrid programs, or face-to-face instruction.


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