STAY AHEAD OF THE CRIMINALS. STAY AHEAD IN YOUR CAREER.

Crime has changed. It has no borders. It threatens to enter every part of our lives. So crime prevention and criminal investigation have changed, too. A Strayer bachelor's degree in criminal justice combines traditional study of criminology and criminal behavior with practical, modern skills like crime mapping, report writing and forensics.

Today, many police and corrections agencies require education beyond their entrance exams. You can develop the communications skills, information literacy, abstract thinking, and critical analysis that will allow you to take the next step in the criminal justice system. Advance your career in fraud detection, juvenile crime, computer forensics or any one of a number of emerging criminal justice specialties with a Strayer degree.

Customized

Tailor your on campus or online degree with one of four in-demand concentrations, including Computer Security and Forensics, and Homeland Security Technology.

Respected

Strayer University is Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, and organizations like the FBI, CAIC International, Inc. and the CIA turn to us to train their employees

Flexible

Take your courses online, on campus or both. Learn more about studying online and at a college campus near you.

Supported

Your academic advisor and industry-experienced professors will help you make strategic career choices along the way

With a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice, you will gain an in-depth understanding of criminal behavior and its impact on society; examine how police, courts, corrections and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security work to prevent and control adult and juvenile crime locally, nationally and internationally; and apply insight and analysis from various disciplines to help detect, prevent, solve and prosecute crime.

Criminal Justice

Learn how you can tailor your criminal justice degree to fit your career goals.

12.1% growth vs. 7.9%

A Growing Need*

Occupations that require a bachelor’s degree are projected to grow by 12.1% between 2012 and 2022, compared with only 7.9% growth for jobs that require a high school diploma.  

 

* Bureau of Labor Statistics - www.bls.gov/spotlight/2013/statistics/home.htm

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Information for Tennessee Online Students

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Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

Homeland Security And Emergency Management

MULTI-DISCIPLINARY LEARNING:

Examine the nature of and responses to natural disasters, terrorism and national security
Learn to assess public and private security vulnerabilities, ethically conduct investigations and propose solutions that consider the impact on an environments infrastructure and resiliency
Review intra-agency communication and cooperation strategies in homeland security and emergency management
Learn what causes crime and how it affects our society
Learn how the different arms of the U.S. criminal justice system (police, courts and corrections) work together at the federal, state and local levels to keep our society safe
Refine your ability to apply ethical thinking and judgment to a wide range of criminal justice situations discussions of relevant ethical issues are included in every CJ course
Build leadership skills that could help you stand out and advance in your career
Familiarize yourself with the increasingly complex and powerful technologies used in fighting crime
Strengthen the communication skills that you need to effectively share information, persuade others and manage conflicts
Develop the critical thinking skills you need to effectively investigate crime, enforce laws and implement corrections

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KEY COURSES IN YOUR CONCENTRATION.

CRJ 420-Emergency Management Procedures

Get an in-depth review of the concepts of emergency management work. Discuss operational aspects in relation to the skills needed to do emergency management work, as well as the analytical and critical thinking skills needed for incident command work. Focus on using technologies, enhancing your leadership skills and overcoming the challenges of communications in disaster work.

CRJ 440-Terrorism and Antiterrorism

Get an exposure to the various forms of terrorism. Review terrorism from a theoretical and sociological perspective, including causal effects of past, current and new forms of terrorist behavior. Discuss operational responses to terrorism, with special emphasis on the role of homeland security.

SEC 310-Homeland Security Organization and Administration

Examine the organization and practice of the Department of Homeland Security and the terrorist threats that dictate its operations. Topics include foundations of homeland security, terrorism, countermeasures and response to terrorist threats.

SEC 315-Security Assessment and Solutions

Assess the skills and solutions needed to proactively deliver security services, namely detecting and preventing security incidents. Focus on both line-level and managerial skills required to conduct security tasks and facilitate the prevention and detection of crime, with a special focus on the technologies and technological skills needed to perform these tasks in all forms of security work.

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Tuition and Fees

Application Fee:$50 (not applicable in all states)

Technology Fee:$65.00 per quarter

Tuition:

$1,420.00 per course (Full-Time), $1,420.00 per course (Part Time). Textbooks and supplies are not included in the tuition rates and must be purchased by the student. You should allow approximately $6,000.00 for textbooks and supplies over the course of your degree.

Tuition rates apply to all new and readmit undergraduate students. For all students enrolled as an undergraudate prior to Winter 2014, please Click here for undergraduate tuition rates.

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Graduate in 3.3 to 5 years

  Classes Per Quarter Time to Graduate
Full-time 3 or more classes per quarter (classes start 4 times per year) 3.3 years or fewer (3 classes per quarter)
Part-time 2 or fewer classes per quarter (classes start 4 times per year) 5 years or more

Strayer University's academic calendar runs on te quarter systems, which means that classes start 4 times per year. Classes meet for 11 weeks with 1-2 week breaks between quarters. The above times to graduate assume that students are enrolled in consecutive quarters. All of these facts and figures refer to any concentration that you choose.

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KEY COURSES IN YOUR MAJOR.

CIS 170-Information Technology in Criminal Justice

Get an overview of the types of crimes and terrorist acts committed using digital technology. Explore information technology, computing networks and the Internet in a criminal justice context. Topics include the theories addressing digital criminals and an overview of legal strategies and tactics targeting digital crime. Examine fundamental research skills in the investigation of digital crime and terrorism.

CRJ 105-Crime and Criminal Behavior

Prerequisite: CRJ 100 and PSY 100 or PSY110

This course covers the historical development of social and behaviorexplanations of adult crime, as well as juvenile crime and newevolutions in crime, including cyber crimes. Crime causation theoriesare explained in relation to policies developed from these theoriesand the real and intended impact of these policies are discussed todemonstrate their impact on society concerning crime prevention andcriminal rehabilitation.

CRJ 180-Juvenile Delinquency and Justice

Examine criminal activity in juveniles, including the study of gangs, status offenses and the problems facing juveniles today. Get an overview of American juvenile justice in terms of both system and practice. Explore the causes of juvenile crime; the juvenile court system; and the institutionalization, rehabilitation and treatment of juveniles.

CRJ 220-Ethics and Leadership in Criminal Justice

Understand various philosophical approaches for developing appropriate ethical decision-making tools for the criminal justice profession. See ethical decision-making tools in application for policing, courts, corrections, criminal justice policy and criminal justice research. Focus on professional integrity and leadership skills that support laws, policies and procedures in criminal justice.

LEG 320-Criminal Law

Familiarize yourself with the origins of criminal law and explore its historical development into modern American crimes codes. Learn about substantive criminal law and the associated legal principles and terminology. Contrast elements of crimes against persons, crimes against property, cyber crime, white collar crime and other types of crime. Examine early and modern approaches to identifying, deterring, preventing, detecting, prosecuting and punishing criminal behavior.

SOC 205-Society, Law and Government

Examine the function of the American court system in its operational role within the government, the rule of law and society. Understand the criminal court process and the role of the judiciary from a policy-making perspective that reveals the impact of the courts on society and the rule of law in the evolution of social change.

CRJ 320-Criminal Investigation

Discover the fundamentals of criminal investigation by examining processes involved in identifying and arresting criminal suspects, identifying types of crimes and offenses, and preparing for the in-court presentation of evidence through testimony. Discuss techniques for evidence collection, examination and preservation. Explore developing “high technologies” useful to the criminal investigator.

CRJ 325-Criminal Procedure

Prerequisite: LEG 320
This course provides a broad range of topics relevant to criminal behavior and the development of the personality. Biological, psychological, and social structural factors which influence the possible origin of criminal behavior, as well as criminal justice and societal approaches for preventing crime are addressed.

CRJ 499-Senior Seminar in Criminal Justice

Analyze a social, psychological or business problem within criminal justice or homeland or private security and recommend solutions. Analyze a situation or policy, make a current assessment and provide a proposed solution. Apply theory, the use of research and evidence-based solutions, and incorporate ethical foundations to support your solutions.

Learn all the ways we help you afford your criminal justice degree.

Finish paying for college and begin to turn a profit on your degree sooner when you combine Strayer's more affordable bachelor’s degree with the option to complete your program in less than 4 years.**

** Transfer of college credit, challenge exams and other individual circumstances may allow you to complete your degree sooner. Students study at their own pace and on their own schedule. Most students attend part time. Normal time for program completion is six years.

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