Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration

Program Information

Become a servant leader for your community with the online Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Campbellsville University Online. Gain the skills needed for a career in the criminal justice system, from professors with real-world experience, all in a flexible and convenient format. Upon graduation, students are ready to enter roles in the police department, correctional system and several other areas of the court and criminal justice field.

Course Offerings

This program includes a minimum of 120 credit hours of study. Although the completion time will depend on the amount of transfer credits brought to CU, the program can be completed in as little as two years.

Required 44 credit hours in General Education
Required Courses (30 credit hours)
Take each course on this list:
CJ 101 – Introduction to Criminal Justice System
CJ 235 – Criminology
CJ 400 – Criminological Theory
CJ 420 – Criminal Justice Administration
CJ 421 – Corrections
CJ 431 – Civil Liberties
CJ 440 – Court Processes and Procedures
CJ 450 – Victimology

Choose one course from this list:
CJ 310 – Police Administration and Management
CJ 320 – Police Operations and Programs

Choose one course from this list:
CJ 361 – Social Statistics
CJ 362 – Methods of Research

Criminal Justice Electives (15 credit hours)
Choose five courses from this list:
CJ 200 – Fundamentals of Homeland Security
CJ 215 – Criminal Investigation
CJ 232 – Juvenile Justice in America
CJ 310 – Police Administration and Management
CJ 320 – Police Operations and Programs
CJ 330 – Introduction to Forensics
CJ 332 – Juvenile Delinquency
CJ 334/PJ 334 – Introduction to Criminal Law
CJ 405 – Terrorism Studies
CJ 426 – Probation and Parole
CJ 428 – Internship/Career Preparation Seminar
CJ 485 – Serial Killers
CJ 380/CJ 480 – Special Topics
CJ 390/CJ 490 – Independent Study

Business Administration Electives (6 credit hours)
Choose two courses from this list:
BA 304 – Business Law II
BA 311 – Principles of Management
BA 384 – Business Management

Sociology Electives ( 6 credit hours)
Choose two courses from this list:
SOC 312 – Organizational Behavior
SOC 342 – Race and Ethnic Relation
SOC 413 – Sociology of Deviant Behavior
SOC 415 – Family Violence

Psychology Electives (3 credit hours)
Choose one course from this list:
PSY 311 – Learning and Behavior
PSY 321 – Lifespan Development
PSY 333 – Group Dynamics
PSY 341 – Social Psychology

Course details are based on information available at the time of publication. Specific program requirements are subject to change.

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Real-World Preparation

With the skills and knowledge gained from our criminal justice program, students are prepared for a wide variety of career opportunities, including:

  • Police officer
  • Probation officer
  • Paralegal
  • Private security manager
  • Legal assistant
  • Correctional officer

How to Apply

The Campbellsville application program is simple and straightforward. Follow these steps to begin your journey:

  1. Submit a complete application for admission form.
  2. Arrange for the office of admissions to receive an official transcript (containing a complete record of all courses attempted) from each college or university previously and currently attended.
  3. If transferring less than 24 credit hours, arrange for the office of admissions to receive an official and final high school transcript and an official ACT or SAT score report.

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This program is also available on campus in a traditional format. Learn more about Campbellsville University’s traditional Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration.

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