The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration is offered by Kaplan University to individuals seeking management positions in the criminal justice field. Students are trained to effectively apply managerial skills in different criminal justice work environments. Graduates can expect to find work opportunities in law enforcement, probation, fraud investigation, corrections, parole, or juvenile justice facilities.
The Advanced Start Option offers the same study opportunities to associate and bachelor degree holders who seek to complete a bachelor’s degree in the field at a faster pace. Qualified transfer credits from previous learning can be used to satisfy curriculum requirements thereby lessening the number of credits that need to be completed. Students can transfer as much ninety (90) credits and complete a minimum of ninety (90) credits as well to obtain the degree.
Required Courses include Eight Skills of the Effective Criminal Justice Student, Introduction to the Criminal System, Criminal Origins and Correctional Alternatives, Police Operations, Community Policing, Risk Management, Terrorism Today, Introduction to Management, Legal Foundations of Criminal Evidence, Psychology for Law Enforcement, Applied Criminal Justice Ethics, Human Resource Development for the Criminal Justice Professionals, Employment and Policing Law for Supervisors and Managers, Application of Management Theory to Criminal Justice Organizations, Managing Criminal Justice Organizations, and the Bachelor’s Capstone in Criminal Justice Administration and Management. Tuition cost is $ 425.00 per credit hour for an estimated total program cost of $ 38,250.00. Some of the possible job positions are as police officer, correctional officer, paralegal, or FBI agent. Graduates can choose to pursue further studies through a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice or Homeland Security and Emergency Management. The university is duly accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.