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Bachelor of Arts

Program Description

The Criminal Justice Administration program prepares students to achieve a fulfilling administrative career in the justice system with a focus on management roles. This concentration will ensure students apply theories and interact with principles of criminal justice while developing managerial and administrative skills found in supervisory roles in law enforcement, the court system, and corrections.

Program Objectives

Upon completion of this program, each student should be able to:

  1. Correlate business operations to needs in the criminal justice system environment.
  2. Apply management and conflict resolution principles within the scope of criminal justice.
  3. Apply justice principles to real-life situations.
  4. Examine interdependence between justice system areas.
  5. Demonstrate computer literacy required for engaging in challenges faced by criminal justice in the digital age.

MG3050 Business Law 3 credits 5 weeks

Business law is a study of the fundamental principles and practices of law, and how it impacts business situations. This course emphasizes the dynamic interaction between the individual, organization, and society. The concepts of Christian ethics and proper business conduct will be emphasized throughout the course.

CJ3000 Introduction to Justice Systems 3 credits 5 weeks

This course gives an overview of fundamental concepts and roles related to the justice systems: law enforcement officers, court officers, corrections officers, victims, and defendants. It aligns the justice system with Christian worldview. Students will have the opportunity to explore and plan strategic career steps upon which to focus throughout the program and into their career after graduation.

CJ3300 Technology in Criminal Justice 3 credits 5 weeks

This course provides an introduction of cybercrime and computer-related crime issues. The trends in cyber law and inter-jurisdictional implications will be examined in the context of criminal justice. The use of technology and systems by agencies will also be discussed.

Prerequisite:
CJ3000

CJ3400 Courts and Judicial Process 3 credits 5 weeks

This course provides a study of the functions, operations, and decision-making processes of the judicial process in the United States, including an analysis of the role of courts and the function and responsibilities of the key personnel within them.

Prerequisite:
CJ3000

CJ4800 Criminal Justice Capstone 3 credits 5 weeks

This course provides an experience to synthesize various components of the criminal justice system while emphasizing the principles and applications of justice systems which emphasizes human dignity and the healing of the community. Students will integrate learning from all course work in solving complex problems, engaging in dilemmas that incorporate biblical principles, and preparing for their career after graduation.

Prerequisite:
CJ4000
CJ4100
CJ4200

Admission Requirements

  • A minimum of 50 semester credits from an institution of higher learning accredited regionally or by ABHE.
  • Official transcript directly from all institutions previously attended.
  • GPA of 2.0 or better (on a 4.0 scale) on all prior work.
  • Application form and payment of Application Fee.

Any applicant not meeting the above-stated requirements may petition for consideration.