Getting a criminal justice administration degree online will help you improve your knowledge of the operational and technical aspects of the criminal justice process and its components, including law enforcement, corrections, and the courts. In this program, you’ll learn: ​​​​​​

  • Evidence-based techniques for investigating and preventing crime
  • The causes of crime and its effect on our global society
  • 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 think critically, and use those skills to investigate crimes, enforce laws, and implement corrections
  • To apply ethical thinking and judgment to criminal justice situations; discussions of relevant ethical issues are included in every criminal justice course
  • The leadership skills that could help you stand out and advance in your career
  • The complex, powerful, and ever-advancing technologies used to fight crime
  • The communication skills you need to effectively share information, persuade others, and manage conflicts



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  • CRJ 310 - Law Enforcement Operations and Management

    Students can take CRJ 310 OR CRJ 400

    Get an overview of the police and their mission in contemporary society. Examine typical police operations, the management of police organizations and some of the challenges facing policing today. Look at technology in the service of law enforcement, and explore the future of policing.

  • CRJ 400 - Crime Prevention Strategies

    Students can take CRJ 310 OR CRJ 400

    This course examines various crime and delinquency prevention policies and programs. Topics covered include the historical development of crime and delinquency prevention methods, theoretical applications to prevention efforts, and research findings on program effectiveness. Students are exposed to the importance of research design in evaluating effective prevention strategies as well as the relationship between fear of crime and victimization will be addressed.

  • CRJ 330 - Comparative Criminal Justice

    Get a comparative perspective on crime and on the practice of criminal justice management. Explore the role of increased globalization in transnational crime and justice, including human trafficking, narcoterrorism, international cyber crime and cyber scams, the relationships between international terrorist organizations, and the functioning and organization of international crime-fighting agencies.

  • CRJ 410 - Corrections

    Get a comprehensive overview of the field of corrections. Explore agencies, practices and policies relevant to prisons, jails, probation and parole. Examine both historic and contemporary punishment policies in the United States; sentencing structures; socio-political and economic conditions that influence disparate sentencing and confinement; facility designs and how they correlate with inmate management philosophies; the legal aspects of the care, custody and control of inmates; the constitutional rights and civil liberties of inmates; security operations; and inmate treatment services.

  • CRJ 430 - Advanced Law Enforcement

    This course focuses on theoretical and practical applications to reactive and proactive measures of law enforcement as well as addressing the organization and hierarchy of command with modern policing in the United States. Students will address the history, objectives, and rules regarding the investigation and evidence collection associated with policing, with a strong emphasis on field training.


  • 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

    This course covers the historical development of social and behavior explanations of adult crime, as well as juvenile crime and new evolutions in crime, including cyber crimes. Crime causation theories are explained in relation to policies developed from these theories and the real and intended impact of these policies are discussed to demonstrate their impact on society concerning crime prevention and criminal 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 - Undergraduate Capstone 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.


Earning your Strayer University criminal justice administration degree online gets you ready to kickstart your career — and make your world a safer place.

Strayer’s online criminal justice administration bachelor’s program gives you a chance to build the solid foundation of legal knowledge you need to pursue a career in law enforcement, corrections, or even social work.

Develop a deeper understanding of the roots of our legal system. How was it shaped by history? How do these principles influence our society today?

Our program shows you the evolution of crime prevention, identification, detection, and punishment. Learn how to characterize crimes against persons and property. Delve into emerging criminal studies like cybercrime and white-collar offenses.

We’ll help you hone your critical thinking skills, sharpen your ability to negotiate, provide new ways to approach problem-solving scenarios, and allow you to grow as a leader — all on your own flexible schedule.

It’s time to answer the call. Learn more about earning your criminal justice administration degree online.



Each Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice concentration can provide you with skills you’ll be able to apply immediately. You may want to explore these other Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice concentrations.

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