Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration with an Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration with an Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice

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Approx. program length:

4 years


Credits:

120


Cost per credit:

$398

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Gain skills now on the way to a CJ degree

You’re working toward a bachelor’s in Criminal Justice Administration. But your career plans can’t wait four years — you need specialized skills to assist in potential career opportunities now. With our Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration with an Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice, you get the best of both worlds. You’ll earn your associate degree, building a solid foundation in the criminal justice, corrections and security fields as you continue on toward specialty coursework in your bachelor’s degree program. And, you’ll take just one 5-week course at a time, so you can balance work and life on the path to your degrees.

In this combined associate/bachelor’s degree program, you’ll study:

  • Police functions and procedures
  • Elements of criminal procedure, including search and seizure and pretrial and trial processes
  • Effective emergency management responses across multiple agencies
  • Sentencing, probation and rehabilitation of prisoners
  • Issues inherent to juvenile arrest, sentencing and detention
  • The relationships between crime and justice, ethics and cultural diversity

Courses are taught by leaders in criminal justice and security, and content is updated regularly to help students keep pace with the evolving physical, technological and interpersonal skills needed for the criminal justice and security fields.

Course length:

5 weeks


Total credits required:

120


Max. number of transfer credits:

45

Requirements and prerequisites

You’ll need 120 credits to complete this program. These may be earned through a combination of required and elective courses. Required courses may vary based on previous experience, training or transferable credits.

Transfer credits

Earn your degree faster. Transfer eligible college credits or, if you have military or law enforcement training such as Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy training, Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) or basic academy training, you can apply to have relevant experience evaluated for potential college credit. Contact an enrollment representative at 844.YES.UOPX for more information.

Core courses

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Introduction To Police Theory And Practices cjs241
3
Introduction To Criminal Court Systems cjs251
3
Introduction To Corrections cjs255
3
Ethics In Criminal Justice cjs211
3
Cultural Diversity In Criminal Justice cjs221
3
Criminology cjs231
3
Juvenile Justice Systems And Processes cjs245
3
Criminal Law cja305
3
Criminal Procedure cja315
3
Criminal Organizations cja325
3
Research Statistics cja335
3
Research Methods And Evaluation cja345
3
Grant Writing cja355
3
Budget, Finance, And Planning cja365
3
Interagency Communication cja375
3
Criminal Justice Policy Analysis & Program Evaluation cja385
3
Criminal Justice Administration Capstone cja484
3

Projected job growth:

7%

According to Bureau of Labor Statistics

Job opportunities

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for first-line supervisors of police and detectives is projected to be 7 percent between 2016 and 2026. A Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration with an Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice can help prepare you to be a:

  • Loss prevention manager

Additionally, for students who are currently in law enforcement, corrections or a peace officer, a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration with an Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice can help prepare you to be a:

  • Detective sergeant
  • Police sergeant
  • Sergeant

Networking opportunities

Access powerful networking tools through our PhoenixLinkTM career services platform. Take advantage of personal career coaching. Search and apply for jobs, or make your resumé visible to employers. And connect with employers and alumni through career fairs and mixers. It’s all about connections. And we help you make them.

Learning outcomes

Along with the knowledge and skills related to the University Learning Goals, graduates should gain program-specific knowledge, skills and abilities. Each college or school creates a set of Program Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs) to describe the knowledge, skills or attitudes students will possess upon completion of the program of study. By the time you complete your BS in Criminal Justice Administration with an AA in Criminal Justice degree, you should be able to perform these learning outcomes.

Program purpose statement

The University’s Criminal Justice programs are educational degree programs. For those interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement, corrections or as a peace officer with any particular local, state, federal, tribal or international agency, there are numerous additional qualifications (and often disqualifications), depending on the position. Before enrolling in a Criminal Justice program, potential students are highly encouraged to check with the relevant agency for a complete list of position requirements. The University makes no representations regarding whether any particular University program will qualify a graduate for any such position.

The goal of accreditation is to ensure that education provided by institutions of higher education meets acceptable levels of quality. Accreditation is your assurance the University meets quality standards.

Institutional accreditation

Regional accreditation is an institution-level accreditation status granted by one of six U.S. regional accrediting bodies. Accreditation by more than one regional accrediting body is not permitted by the U.S. Department of Education.

University of Phoenix is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), hlcommission.org. Since 1978, University of Phoenix has been continually accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and its predecessor.


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What sets us apart?

When you choose our Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration with an Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice program, you can:

Learn from CJ leaders

Develop real-world insights from instructors who work in the criminal justice system, including police chiefs, wardens, judges, prosecutors and detectives.

Finish your degree faster

Transfer eligible college credits or apply to have military, law enforcement or other relevant industry experience evaluated for potential credit.

Lock in your tuition

We promise you’ll keep the same affordable tuition until you graduate from your program. Count on your tuition to be as dependable as your education.

Take the next step

It’s time to let your education prepare you for the next phase of your career. You’ve got the will. And, with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration with an Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice degree, you’ve got the way.

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