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BS in Criminal Justice - Criminal Justice Management & Administration AIM

Professionals seeking to prepare for a master's degree program could take advanced coursework in Walden University's Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Criminal Justice Management and Administration Accelerate Into Master's (AIM) program.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Criminal Justice Management and Administration Accelerate Into Master's (AIM)

School Offering Program:

Walden University

Degree Level:

Bachelor's

Program Prerequisites:

Prospective students might already be working in the criminal justice field and possess strong computer, research, and communication skills. Aspiring students must be at least 21 years of age; less than 21 but with 60 quarter credit hours; or a member of the military or a veteran. Applicants to Walden University should have a high school diploma or equivalent; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

Walden University's online Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Criminal Justice Management and Administration AIM program contains master's-level coursework in areas of criminal justice research, IT, and communications. Topics covered in concentration courses include data management systems for evidence gathering, the use of technology in law enforcement and criminal law, the analysis of data and trends in crime, communications in interviewing and reporting, and strategies in criminal justice leadership. In a data analysis core class, students could learn more about the use of data and research in areas of crime prevention, corrections, and law enforcement; other core courses focus on concepts and processes in criminology, victimology, courts, law enforcement, criminal law, and juvenile delinquency. In the capstone, students have the opportunity to focus exclusively on diversity and ethics in the field of criminal justice.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

181 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

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

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Required Courses for a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Criminal Justice Management and Administration Accelerate Into Master's (AIM):

The 181 credits needed to earn this bachelor's degree break down in the following manner: 46 credits in general education coursework, 45 credits in core criminal justice classes, 20 credits in the area of concentration, 65 credits in electives, and five credits in the program capstone. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Walden University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

General Education Courses (46 credits)

  • Students take a minimum of two courses in each of the following areas:
    • Written and Oral Communications
    • Humanities
    • Mathematics/Natural Sciences
    • Social Sciences
  • Introduction to College Algebra

Core Courses (45 credits)

  • Contemporary Criminal Justice Systems
  • Criminology and Social Control
  • Juvenile Delinquency and Justice
  • Criminal Law
  • Corrections
  • Courts and Judicial Process
  • Law Enforcement
  • Data Analysis for Criminal Justice Professionals
  • Introduction to Victimology

Elective Courses (65 credits)

  • Students select a total of 13 courses from general education or any bachelor's degree program offered at Walden, including criminal justice.

Concentration Courses: Criminal Justice Management and Administration (AIM) (20 credits)

  • Information Technology in Criminal Justice
  • Criminal Justice Research
  • Applied Communication
  • Strategic Context of Management and Leadership

Capstone Course (5 credits)

  • Capstone: Ethics and Diversity in Criminal Justice

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Graduates of the BS in Criminal Justice - Criminal Justice Management and Administration (AIM) program could immediately begin to apply the credits earned in the concentration area to their master's degree. Master's degree studies could further build students' knowledge of managerial concepts and administrative processes to help them prepare for greater responsibilities in the operations of police departments, security firms, correctional facilities, or corporate security departments.

Master's degrees graduates could pursue include, but are not limited to:

  • Master of Science in Criminal Justice Leadership and Executive Management
  • Master of Science in Criminal Justice Administration
  • Master of Science in Criminal Justice - Justice Administration
  • Master of Business Administration - Criminal Justice Management

Career Paths:

Following the successful completion of the BS in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Criminal Justice Management and Administration (AIM) program, graduates might apply their management skills and knowledge of how criminal justice institutions work to take on more responsibilities or pursue advanced positions in the field. They might oversee the planning, budgeting, facilities management, and staffing for prisons, law enforcement agencies, security companies, private investigation firms, corporate security departments, or courts.

Career choices open to these graduates include:

  • Security manager
  • First-line police supervisor
  • Loss prevention manager
  • Corporate security manager

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