The BACJ degree program utilizes the subject matter expertise from criminal justice, social science, sociology, political science, and organizational leadership. The course offerings provide adult learners the requisite tools to quickly become valuable an
- Los Angeles, United States; Irvine, United States; San Diego, United States; Long Beach, United States; Orange, United States; Riverside, United States; Ottawa, Canada
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Academic Year, Fall Semester, Rolling Starts, Spring Semester, Winter Semester
- Program Description:
- The B.A. in Criminal Justice (BACJ) imparts leadership skills to a new class of specialist – a dedicated person who employs professional knowledge of social and organizational groups and the individuals within them to enhance the fairness and effectiveness of the American criminal justice system.
The BACJ degree program utilizes the subject matter expertise from criminal justice, social science, sociology, political science, and organizational leadership. The course offerings provide adult learners the requisite tools to quickly become valuable and valued members of both public and private sector organizations, possessing effective communication skills, analytical problem-solving skills, strong ethical principles, and both a practical and theoretical understanding of organizational dynamics. The graduates from the Ameritas College Bachelor in Criminal Justice complete the concentration in Homeland Security.
Program Learning Outcomes: Legal System: Demonstrate an understanding of the legal system, including where and how the system of criminal justice and its actors fit within it. Theory: Apply basic criminological and sociological theories to various criminal and deviant behaviors. Ethics: Demonstrate an understanding of various ethical and legal dilemmas that typically confront criminal justice professionals whether employed domestically or internationally. Pressures: Demonstrate an understanding of the pressures that diverse, social, cultural, economic and political actors have exerted, and continue to exert, on criminal justice systems, both domestically and internationally. Research: Evaluate published research pertaining to a criminal justice issue, trend, or practice.
- Setting Description:
- Online and classroom
- Financial aid available. $500/unit