The Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice Administration prepares entry-level and seasoned professionals from diverse backgrounds in the theoretical foundations, knowledge, skills and practices of criminal justice administration inclusive of law enforcement, courts and corrections. This study enables students to develop rational decisions and informed responses to the daily challenges one faces in law enforcement, courts and corrections operations. Additionally, the program prepares students for entrance into concentrated areas of criminal justice in master degree programs or related disciplines. This program promotes a commitment to continued scholarship and service among graduates as future and continuing members of law enforcement, courts and corrections initiatives in a manner that remains conducive to enhancing professionalism in a diverse community.
To achieve the objective of this program, the following learning outcomes have been established:
CSU also offers a completely online BSCJ degree in the concentration of Arson Investigation.
Estimated time of completion of this program is 5 years.
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Columbia Southern University (CSU) is an accredited member of the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC). The Accrediting Commission of the DETC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency. All CSU programs have been reviewed and approved by DETC.
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Private, for-profit, Higher Education
Courses are delivered entirely online.
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It is necessary that CSU students have access to the Internet and an e-mail account in order to complete a program of study at CSU. If personal Internet service is unavailable, you are encouraged to contact local libraries, schools, or a public business.
Columbia Southern University welcomes students from the United States, the Armed Forces, and Canada.
There are no on campus requirements.
Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Academic Competitiveness Grant, Direct Subsidized Loans, Direct Unsubsidized Loans, Tuition Assistance, Veterans Affairs benefits
School FAFSA Code: 041215
CSU will conduct a comprehensive evaluation of your applicant materials including any prior academic credit. This report will outline those courses we have determined you should take and those courses for which we have accepted transfer credit.