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    Harrison College
   
 
  Dec 13, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Catalog

Criminal Justice-BS


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Bachelor of Science Degree Program - 180 Quarter Credit Hours

Not seeking to enroll students.

The mission of this program is to provide students with a systems perspective of the criminal justice system, including law enforcement, courts, corrections, the private sector and a relationship to academia. The program is designed to produce graduates who are able to utilize their systems perspective and analytic skills to create appropriate professional decision making at all levels within the criminal justice system. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates can pursue entry-level positions with local, state or federal law-enforcement agencies and correctional organizations. Additional training may be required. Graduates also have open avenues for advancement into casework and counselor positions and beyond. The major competencies of the criminal justice bachelor degree graduate include knowledge of the criminal justice system and the law, the theoretical causes of criminality, the methods of criminal justice policy research, as well as aspects of professionalism and ethics for criminal justice practitioners.

Program Goals


Graduates will:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of a systems perspective of the criminal justice system, including law enforcement, courts, corrections and the private sector.
  2. Communicate effectively both orally and in writing applying critical thinking skills.
  3. Apply analytical skills to make appropriate professional decisions at all levels within the criminal justice system.
  4. Be prepared to work in entry-level positions with local, state or federal law-enforcement agencies and correctional organizations with open avenues for advancement into casework and counselor positions.


Students may, but are not required to, specialize in the following areas through the successful completion of designated professional elective courses to be awarded the following credentials. Students who choose not to complete a specialization will earn a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree.

  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a Specialization in Case Management.
  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a Specialization in Court Administration.
  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a Specialization in Law Enforcement.
  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a Specialization in Risk Management.
  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a Specialization in Youth Welfare.

112 Credit Hours


32 Credit Hours


24 Credit Hours


12 Credit Hours


Program Specific Notes


Indicates a Core Course. Please see the Core Courses  section of this Catalog for details.
OL Students should expect to take this course online.
PE Professional electives for the Criminal Justice Bachelor of Science must be selected from courses listed below. Alternative professional electives must be approved by the dean or program chair. Students may be required to take elective courses online.
Program Length: The Criminal Justice-BS program is 180 weeks in length and 2,076 clock hours.

Program Delivery: The Criminal Justice-BS program is offered in residential, distance learning, or a combination of both types of instructional delivery formats.

Criminal Justice Specializations and Electives


Students must complete five courses from a single set to supplement related required courses to complete a specialization. Each course is four credit hours. Students are not required to complete a specialization. Students may be required to take these courses online.

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