September 2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Sep 27, 2020  
September 2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a Concentration in Management and Leadership (BSCJML)

Program Description

This program provides students with a comprehensive academic knowledge of public safety; including criminology, law enforcement, corrections and the criminal justice system, as well as the skills and techniques for supervision and management. This degree can also provide advancement opportunities for law enforcement personnel requiring a bachelor’s degree when applying for or advancing within the profession. (Some states, including but not limited to Minnesota, require additional certification, licensing, and/or training academy completion to be eligible for employment in a law enforcement capacity.)

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of their program, the student should be able to:

  1. Explain the inter relationship between law enforcement, our judicial system, and correctional agencies.
  2. Evaluate social and ethical issues affecting public safety personnel.
  3. Evaluate civil liability issues faced by public safety personnel and how this applies to their decision making.
  4. Differentiate investigative techniques, evidence collection, and criminalistics for various criminal offenses.
  5. Describe public safety issues created by acts of terrorism including public preparedness and response.
  6. Evaluate management strategies for law enforcement supervisors.

Potential Occupational Titles

Potential occupational titles for this program include, but are not limited to, first line supervisor of correctional officer, first-line supervisor, police officer, and detective.

Program Content

A minimum of 120.00 semester credit hours is required for graduation.

Required Courses in Criminal Justice

All courses, 48.00 semester credit hours, are required.

Required Courses in Supervision and Management

A minimum of 18.00 semester credit hours is required.

Elective Courses

A minimum of 12.00 semester credit hours of open electives is required. A minimum of 3.00 semester credit hours must be at the 300- to 400 level. Qualified students will have the opportunity to elect to take masters-level courses as a part of the Dual-Credit Master of Business Administration (MBA).

Required Capstone or Internship

4.00 credit hours are required.

Required Courses in General Education

Students enrolled in this bachelor’s degree must complete a minimum of 36.00 semester credit hours in general education distributed among the following disciplines. Refer to the General Education section of the catalog for specific information about courses within each discipline.

12.00 Semester Credit Hours in Communications

9.00 Semester Credit Hours in Humanities (must include 3 semester credit hours of cultural diversity)

6.00 Semester Credit Hours in Mathematics

3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Science

6.00 Semester Credit Hours in Social and Behavioral Sciences

Personal and Professional Development Courses

A minimum of 2.00 semester credit hours is required.