Keiser University’s Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice provides preparation in many areas of the criminal justice system. Topics include but are not limited to: deviant behavior, forensics, law enforcement and investigation, victimology, private security, corrections and juvenile justice and how components work together and are governed by our laws, the Supreme Court and the U.S. Constitution. This exploration of the American criminal justice system culminates with an emphasis on research, analysis and the future of the system.
- The following objectives are designed to meet Keiser University’s mission and its objectives.
- To develop students’ ability to understand the tools and procedures used by various agencies within the criminal justice system.
- To develop students’ ability to think critically and communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
- To assist students in becoming more proficient in researching, collecting and organizing complex data, solving problems and working collaboratively.
- To prepare students for employment and advancement in criminal justice related fields.
To receive a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice, students must earn 120.0 credit hours. Program requirements are as follows:
CRIMINAL JUSTICE LOWER DIVISION COURSES ( 24.0 CREDIT HOURS )
- • Criminology
- • Introduction to Criminal Justice
- • Introduction to Corrections
- • Introduction to Law Enforcement
- • Introduction to Juvenile Procedures
- • Criminal Law
- • Criminal Investigation
LOWER DIVISION GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES ( 36.0 CREDIT HOURS )
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Note: All lower division major and general education courses must be successfully completed before upper division courses are undertaken.
- • Criminal Justice Upper Division Courses
- • Deviant Behavior
- • Victimology
- • Criminal Justice Management
- • Organized Crime
- • White-Collar and Economic Crime
- • Drug Control
- • Terrorism
- • Ethics in Criminal Justice
- • Alternative Punishment
- • Private Security
- • Introduction to Forensic Science
- • Comparative Criminal Justice Systems
- • Technology and Crime
- • Integrated Criminal Justice Capstone Project
- • Constitutional Criminal Procedures
- • Criminal Evidence and Procedures
- • Introduction to Management and Organizational Behavior UPPER DIVISION GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES ( 9.0 CREDIT HOURS )
- • Intermediate Statisticals
- • Critical Thinking
- • Sociology of the Urban Community