Bachelor in Criminal Justice: Criminal Justice Administration

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Strayer University's Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Criminal Justice Administration program is designed to teach you about law enforcement and crime prevention. Learn more about the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Criminal Justice Administration program at Strayer University here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

Strayer University's Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Criminal Justice Administration program is online and campus-based. Major courses give you the opportunity to learn about crime, criminal behavior, U.S. courts, juvenile delinquency, and criminal law. Through concentration courses, you have the chance to learn about law enforcement operations and management, criminal investigations, corrections, and comparative criminal justice. This program includes a senior seminar in criminal justice. You also take courses in business, English, math, psychology, humanities, science, and sociology.

What Are the Prerequisites?

You should be interested in the legal field and helping protect others before enrolling in the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Criminal Justice Administration program at Strayer University. Applicants to Strayer University's programs should have a high school diploma or equivalent; some programs may have additional requirements.

What Are the Course Requirements?

Strayer University's Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Criminal Justice Administration program consists of 180 credits: 27 core units, 27 major units, 27 concentration units, 54 general studies units, and 45 elective units. An academic advisor will consult with you to selective elective courses.

Criminal Justice with a concentration in Criminal Justice Administration Course Requirements

Area 1Core Component
BUS 100 Introduction to Business
CIS 105 Introduction to Information Systems
CRJ 100 Introduction to Criminal Justice
ENG 115 English Composition
MAT 105 Introduction to College Mathematics
PSY 110 Social Psychology

Area 2Major Component
CIS 170 Information Technology in Criminal Justice
CRJ 105 Crime and Criminal Behavior
CRJ 180 Juvenile Delinquency and Justice
CRJ 220 Ethics and Leadership in Criminal Justice
LEG 320 Criminal Law
SOC 205 Society, Law, and Government

Area 2Concentration Component
CRJ 310 Law Enforcement Operations and Management
CRJ 320 Criminal Investigation
CRJ 330 Comparative Criminal Justice
CRJ 410 Corrections
CRJ 499 Senior Seminar in Criminal Justice
LEG 420 U.S. Courts

Area 3General Studies Component
ENG 215 Research and Writing
ENG 240 Communication for Business and the Professions
HUM 100 Introduction to Art, Music, and Literature
HUM 101 The Origins of Western Culture
HUM 200 Logic
HUM 400 Religion and Philosophy
MAT 300 Statistics
POL 300

ECO 405
Contemporary International Problems
OR
Economic Problems and Issues
PSY 100

PSY 105
The Individual and Society
OR
Introduction to Psychology
SCI 110

SCI 115
Introduction to Physical Science
OR
Introduction to Biology
SOC 100 Introduction to Sociology
SOC 300 Sociology of Developing Countries

Area 4Elective Component
Electives are selected in consultation with an academic advisor

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

Once you complete Strayer University's Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Criminal Justice Administration program, you could be able to pursue criminal justice positions in the public or private sectors. You also might be able to work in the security industry. You could be responsible for protecting individuals or property.

Positions that you might be able to pursue include:

  • Criminal analyst
  • Criminologist
  • Detective
  • Legal administrator
  • Paralegal
  • Police officer
  • Probation officer
  • Security guard

Advanced Degrees

You could also be interested in continuing your studies and pursuing a master's degree in business administration or public administration at Strayer University. This might give you the opportunity to increase your leadership skills and prepare for management positions.

Master's degree options at Strayer University include:

  • Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Management
  • Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Public Administration
  • Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Professional Studies
  • Master of Public Administration