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BA in Leadership Studies - Criminal Justice

At Regent University, students have the opportunity to prepare for entry-level careers in criminal justice through the Bachelor of Arts in Leadership Studies - Criminal Justice program. Keep reading to learn more about this bachelor's program.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Arts in Leadership Studies - Criminal Justice

School Offering Program:

Regent University

Degree Level:

Bachelor's

Program Prerequisites:

Students interested in Regent University's Bachelor of Arts in Leadership Studies - Criminal Justice program should have a desire to learn about or enter a career that focuses on law enforcement and the American criminal justice system. All applicants to Regent University should have a high school diploma or equivalent; some programs may have additional admissions requirements.

Program Description:

The Bachelor of Arts in Leadership Studies - Criminal Justice program at Regent University gives students the opportunity to study criminology, law enforcement, and how to control crime. The program is designed to prepare students to make quality decisions in their careers, take on leadership roles, and make strategic plans. Students could learn how to use surveillance, collect evidence, and conduct effective investigations, and they may take courses like criminal law and theories of criminal justice. Students also have the chance to complete a senior leadership project, which serves as a capstone project in their senior year.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

120+ credits.

Financial Aid Available:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Regent University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for the Bachelor of Arts in Leadership Studies - Criminal Justice:

In the Bachelor of Arts in Leadership Studies - Criminal Justice program, students take 16 general education, 11 leadership studies, five criminal justice, and several general elective courses. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Regent University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

General Education Courses (49 credits)

  • The Making of a Christian Mind
  • The Making of a Christian Leader
  • Introduction to Bible
  • Christian Doctrine
  • Intro. to Christian History & Thought
  • Regent Foundations of Success
  • English Composition
  • Research & Academic Writing
  • The True, the Good, & the Beautiful
  • Literature of the Western World
  • Art and Culture
  • Students select one of the following:
    • Math for Liberal Arts
    • College Algebra
    • Statistics
    • Calculus I
    • Discrete Math
  • Students select one of the following:
    • Introduction to Biology with Laboratory
    • General Biology I
    • Origins of the Cosmos
  • Students select one of the following:
    • U.S. History I (to 1877)
    • U.S. History II (from 1877)
  • Students select one of the following:
    • Introduction to Economics
    • Microeconomics
  • Students select one of the following:
    • World Geography
    • Western Civilization I
    • Western Civilization II
    • World History I
    • World History II
    • Introduction to Spanish I
    • Introduction to Spanish II
    • Intermediate Spanish I
    • Intermediate Spanish II

Leadership Studies Major Courses (33 credits)

  • Survey of Leadership
  • Study of Great Leaders
  • Innovative Leadership
  • Systems Thinking
  • Ethics
  • Communication and Influence
  • Managerial Decision-Making
  • Leading Teams
  • Strategic Planning
  • Organizational Dynamics
  • Senior Leadership Project

Criminal Justice Concentration Courses (15 credits)

  • Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • Criminology
  • Criminal Investigation
  • Criminal Law
  • Theories of Criminal Justice

General Elective Courses (23 credits)

  • Students select 23 credits of general elective courses

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

After graduating from the BA in Leadership Studies - Criminal Justice program, students could choose to continue their learning and pursue a master's degree. They might choose degrees to expand their knowledge of criminal justice or to prepare them enter related fields or advanced positions.

Degrees graduates could be able to pursue include:

  • Master of Arts in Law with a concentration in Criminal Justice
  • Master of Arts in Human Services with a concentration in Criminal Justice & Ministry
  • Master of Arts in Criminology
  • Master of Science in Criminal Justice

Career Paths:

Once students have completed the BA in Leadership Studies - Criminal Justice program, they could be able to seek careers in the field of criminal justice. Responsibilities graduates might assume in these careers could include gathering and preserving evidence, investigating the causes of crime, and conducting interrogations.

Career options for graduates could include (but are not limited to):

  • Probation officer
  • Investigator
  • Forensic technician
  • Police officer
  • Legal assistant

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