Bachelor of Arts

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.

Concentration 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.

Concentration Course List

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CJU3500 Corrections 3 credits 5 weeks

This course provides an introduction to historical, philosophical, and operational frameworks of the corrections system. The goals of punishment will be explored, along with alternatives to the conventional penal approach. Biblical perspectives on government’s role in punishment and power will be discussed.

Prerequisite:
CJU3000 Introduction to Justice Systems

CJU3000 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.

CJU3300 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:
CJU3000 Introduction to Justice Systems

CJU3400 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:
CJU3000 Introduction to Justice Systems

CJU4800 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:
CJU4000 Victimology
CJU4100 Criminal Law
CJU4200 Terrorism and Homeland Security