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Bachelor or Science - Criminal Justice: Generalist

American InterContinental University's Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice program is designed to give students the skills and expertise needed for careers in the criminal justice field. Learn more about American InterContinental University's Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice program here.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

School Offering Program:

American InterContinental University

Degree Level:

Bachelor's

Program Prerequisites:

Students interested in enrolling in this degree program first need to earn their high school diploma or the equivalent.

Program Description:

American InterContinental University's Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice program gives students the opportunity to learn about policing, courts, criminology, corrections, juvenile justice, and forensic science. This program is intended to teach students about law enforcement principles such as police organization, discretion, subculture, and legal constraints. Students have the chance to learn about criminal law, prosecution, defense, court procedures, and the legal decision-making process. This program includes 54 credits of general education courses in humanities, computers, English, math, science, and social science.

Learning Format:

Online and Campus-Based

Total Credits Required:

180 credits

Financial Aid:

American InterContinental University's students may be eligible for various financial aid options, including federal grants; military aid; and federal, state, and private lending programs. Interested students should complete the FAFSA and will then have the opportunity to work with one of American InterContinental University's Financial Aid Advisors.

Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates

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Required Courses for a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice:

Program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact American InterContinental University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program. Some courses and programs may not be available at all campuses.

General Education Courses

  • HUMA 205: Art Appreciation (4.5 credits)
  • HUMA 215: Topics in Cultural Studies (4.5 credits)
  • COMP 101: Introduction to Computers (4.5 credits)
  • ENGL 106: English Composition I (4.5 credits)
  • ENGL 107: English Composition II (4.5 credits)
  • MATH 133: College Algebra (4.5 credits)
  • PRES 111: Presentation Essentials (4.5 credits)
  • SSCI 206: Aspects of Psychology (4.5 credits)
  • SSCI 210: Sociology (4.5 credits)
  • SCIE 206: Biology OR SCIE 210: Environmental Science (4.5 credits)
  • Two General Education Electives (9 credits)

General Electives

  • Total General Elective Requirements (9 credits)
  • Internship/General Elective (4.5 credits)

Lower Division Core Courses

  • CRJS 101: Foundations of Criminal Justice Systems (4.5 credits)
  • CRJS 105: Theories of Crime Causation (4.5 credits)
  • CRJS 205: Introduction to Criminal Law (4.5 credits)
  • CRJS 210: Introduction to Law Enforcement (4.5 credits)
  • CRJS 215: Introduction to American Court System (4.5 credits)
  • CRJS 220: Foundations of Corrections (4.5 credits)
  • CRJS 230: Principles of Communication and Report Writing in Criminal Justice (4.5 credits)
  • CRJS 300: Proseminar in Criminal Justice (4.5 credits)

Lower Division Specialization Courses

  • CRJS 240: Careers in Criminal Justice (4.5 credits)
  • CRJS 250: Juvenile Justice and Delinquency (4.5 credits)
  • CRJS 260: Criminal Justice Procedures (4.5 credits)
  • CRJS 270: Security and Loss Prevention (4.5 credits)

Upper Division Core Courses

  • CRJS 305: Comparative Criminal Justice System (4.5 credits)
  • CRJS 310: Crime Victim Studies (4.5 credits)
  • CRJS 400: Constitutional Law (4.5 credits)
  • CRJS 410: Cultural Diversity in Criminal Justice (4.5 credits)
  • CRJS 420: Ethics and Criminal Justice (4.5 credits)
  • CRJS 430: Criminal Justice Research Methods (4.5 credits)
  • CRJS 440: Applied Statistics (4.5 credits)
  • CRJS 450: Advanced Topics in Corrections (4.5 credits)
  • CRJS 499: Senior Capstone in Criminal Justice (4.5 credits)

General Specialization Courses

  • CRJS 345: Administration of Criminal Justice (4.5 credits)
  • Elective (Law Enforcement) (4.5 credits)
  • Elective (Corrections) (4.5 credits)
  • Elective (Forensics or other) (4.5 credits)

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice program at American InterContinental University might be interested in pursuing a master's degree in criminal justice. This could prepare them for advancement in the criminal justice field and positions with increased responsibilities.

Master's degree options include (but are not limited to):

  • Master of Criminal Justice
  • Master of Criminal Justice in Executive Management
  • Master of Criminal Justice in Global Issues
  • Master of Criminal Justice in Law
  • Master of Management in Criminal Justice

Career Paths:

Students who complete American InterContinental University's Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice program might be able to pursue employment in the criminal justice field. They could be involved in public safety and law enforcement. Their work might involve data collection, research, criminal law, or the justice system.

Positions that graduates might be able to pursue include:

  • Corrections officer
  • Detective
  • Investigator
  • Laboratory analyst
  • Paralegal
  • Police officer