Criminal Justice Bachelor Degree

BS Criminal Justice

The Knowledge to Serve and Protect

Bryant & Stratton College offers Associate’s and Bachelor’s Degree programs in the field of Criminal Justice. In addition to the courses offered as part of our Associate’s Degree program, the Bachelor’s Degree program brings more focus onto the study of ethics and the social/personal behaviors that lead to contribute to crime and recidivism. Students in the Bachelor’s program study the criminal justice administrative structure, including an analysis of the local, state, federal and international agencies involved in the criminal justice field. Reading, writing and critical thinking skills are rigorously applied and developed throughout the program of study. Graduates should demonstrate a solid balance of theory and practice that will prepare them successfully for a role in the law enforcement system including (but not limited to) security management, corrections management, program director/counselor, police officer and more.  Note that law enforcement jobs require additional testing, background checks and training on top of your Bachelor's degree.  

Skills You'll Learn
1  Apply a comprehensive understanding and knowledge of the criminal justice system, criminology and victimology, juvenile justice system, public administration/policy, criminal and deviant behavior, criminal law and procedure through the evaluation of a variety of contemporary criminal justice issues.
2 Understand and analyze various investigation and surveillance techniques.
3 Critically assess correctional practices in the United States including penal philosophies, sentencing practices, victims’ rights and community-based corrections techniques.
4 Study and evaluate both classical and contemporary theories of crime causation.
5 Identify the roles and challenges faced by U.S. law enforcement, courts and correctional facilities, how they interrelate and their comparison to international systems.
6 Propose the characteristics of a sound ethical framework for criminal justice professionalism through the review of various ethical theories and challenges.
7 Appraise the value of leadership in various criminal justice agencies.
8 Develop strong cognitive learning skills, relational learning skills and the essential math/verbal skills needed to succeed in the work environment.
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Jobs in Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice Degree Security Officer $28,673 avg. starting salary
Safety Representative Correctional Officer $38,259 avg. starting salary
Parole Officer Loss Prevention $19,130 avg. starting salary
Source: Bryant & Stratton College
2011-12 Placement Report
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