BS in Criminal Justice Administration and Management
The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration and Management program is designed to provide students with a solid foundation in criminal justice and professional knowledge regarding managerial issues in the criminal justice field. This program is designed to help students become highly skilled administrators and provides a practical and applied instructional approach in the areas of supervision, leadership, management, organization, problem solving, research, and law. The program also addresses current issues impacting the field. The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration and Management program is designed to prepare students to take on additional responsibilities as leaders in criminal justice and to be productive change agents in the criminal justice system.
The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration and Management program includes the study of current trends that managers and supervisors may confront in the areas of corrections, policing, and criminology. This program is designed to prepare students to critically evaluate and respond to challenges as leaders in criminal justice organizations. The criminal justice manager’s duties, including planning, policy analysis, and policy implementation, are also addressed. In addition, students are taught the techniques to become informed consumers of criminal justice research knowledge.
Students study ethical conduct and professionalism within criminal justice organizations, which includes effectively managing risks and avoiding civil liabilities that deplete the limited resources of criminal justice agencies. Current management principles, organizational theory, and administrative processes are examined to help students gain a broad range of managerial skills necessary for a variety of supervisory positions. This program is designed to prepare students to pursue criminal justice careers as managers, supervisors, consultants, and entrepreneurs.
This program is designed to prepare graduates to pursue employment in the field, or for jobs in related fields, the specific job titles of which may not be represented in the program title. Although Kaplan University will assist students with job placement, finding a job is the individual responsibility of the student. The University does not guarantee that any student will be placed in any particular job, eligible for job advancement opportunities, or employed at all.
While the program is designed to prepare graduates to pursue continued graduate-level education, the University cannot guarantee that students will be granted admission to any graduate programs.
The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration and Management program consists of a minimum of 180 quarter credit hours. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be awarded a bachelor of science degree.