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					Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
Now that national security is our country's top priority, careers in law enforcement, private security, and corrections are
in demand as never before. To advance in your current workplace or to pursue an entry-level position, Kaplan University’s
online degree program provides you with a solid foundation in criminal justice and a broad liberal arts education. The
program consists of a minimum of 180 quarter credit hours. Graduates may seek opportunities in law enforcement, detention
facilities, probation, parole, fraud investigation, or juvenile justice. We also offer courses in criminal evidence and criminal
procedure for those who plan on attending law school or pursuing a career as a detective. Nine emphasis areas are offered:

         •   Computer Crime
         •   Corrections
         •   Crime Analysis
         •   Crime Scene Investigation
         •   Forensic Psychology
         •   Fraud Examination and Investigation
         •   Homeland Security and Counterterrorisim
         •   Law Enforcement
         •   Private Security

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Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree program offers a                                         CJ 499:    Bachelor’s Capstone in Criminal Justice                                         4
level of academic study that provides the student with a solid foun-                                        Electives: 100-level or above Criminal Justice
                                                                                                                       Electives or Emphasis Area                                                     20
dation in criminal justice and a broad liberal arts knowledge base.                                         Electives: 300-level or above Criminal Justice
The baccalaureate program is designed to combine the professional                                                      Electives or Emphasis Area                                                     24
skills of various specialized areas of criminal justice with research and                                   Total Program Requirements                                                               180
analytical skills. The bachelor program also offers the opportunity
                                                                                                            EMPHASIS AREAS
to personalize a degree with emphasis areas in law enforcement,
                                                                                                            Option I: Law Enforcement
corrections, private security, forensic psychology, fraud examination                                       CJ 140:     Introduction to Constitutional Law                                            5
and investigation, crime analysis, and crime scene investigation.                                           CJ 210:     Criminal Investigation                                                        5
Students enroll in this program to seek employment opportunities in                                         CJ 211:     Police Operations                                                             5
various criminal justice environments, such as law enforcement, jails,                                      CJ 333:     Family and Domestic Violence                                                  6
or prisons, and in probation, parole, or juvenile justice facilities. A                                     CJ 370:     Courtroom Presentation
                                                                                                                        of Scientific Evidence                                                        6
criminal justice background may provide career opportunities in cor-
porate security, public safety, or loss prevention and private protective                                   Option II: Corrections
services or investigations. The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice                                     CJ 130:     Introduction to Corrections                                                    5
is ideal for students who seek an academically challenging and solid                                        CJ 150:     Juvenile Delinquency                                                           5
                                                                                                            CJ 242:     Critical Issues in Corrections                                                 5
program. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will
                                                                                                            CJ 411:     Drugs and Alcohol in the Criminal
be awarded a bachelor of science degree.                                                                                Justice System                                                                6
                                                                                                            CJ 433:     Probation and Parole                                                          6
The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree program consists
of a minimum of 180 quarter credit hours.                                                                   Option III: Private Security
                                                                                                            CJ 140:      Introduction to Constitutional Law                                           5
                                                                                                            CJ 180:      Private Security                                                             5
                                                                                                            CJ 264:      White-Collar Crime                                                           5
Curriculum                                                                                                  CJ 350:      Organized Crime                                                              6
Courses                                                              Credits                                CJ 443:      Security Management and Administration                                       6

CORE REQUIREMENTS                                                                                           Option IV: Forensic Psychology
CJ 105:   History of Criminal Justice                                     5                                 SS 124:     Psychology                                                                    5
CM 103:   Effective Writing I                                                                               CJ 233:     Introduction to Forensic Psychology                                           5
          for Criminal Justice Majors*                                    5                                 CJ 325:     Psychology for Law Enforcement                                                6
CM 220: Effective Writing II                                              5                                 SS 440:     Abnormal Psychology                                                           6
CS 111:   Academic Strategies for the                                                                       CJ 440:     Crisis Intervention                                                           6
          Criminal Justice Professional†                                  5
                                                                                                            Option V: Fraud Examination and Investigation
CS 410:   Advanced Career Development Strategies                          2
                                                                                                            CJ 125:     Introduction to Fraud Examination                                             5
IT 133:   Software Applications                                           5
                                                                                                            CJ 225:     Fraud Investigation                                                           5
KU 102:   Introduction to Undergraduate Online Learning
          for the Profession - Criminal Justice‡                          5                                 CJ 341:     Ethics of Fraud Investigation                                                 6
MM 201: College Algebra (or higher)                                       5                                 CJ 441:     Financial Investigation and
                                                                                                                        Forensic Accounting                                                           6
Elective: Communications 300/400-level                                    6
                                                                                                            CJ 442:     Legal Elements of Fraud                                                       6
Elective: Ethics                                                          5
Elective: Diversity and Culture                                           5                                 Option VI: Crime Analysis
Elective: Science                                                         5                                 CJ 110:     Introduction to Crime Analysis                                                5
Elective: Social Science 300/400-level                                    6                                 CJ 220:     Introduction to Criminal Intelligence Analysis                                5
Elective: Humanities 300/400-level                                        6                                 CJ 330:     Crime Analysis Methodology and Practice                                       6
                                                                                                            CJ 425:     Crime Mapping                                                                 6
                                                                                                            CJ 430:     Psychological Profiling                                                       6
Elective: 100/200-level                                                   5
Electives: 300/400-level                                                 18                                 Option VII: Crime Scene Investigation
                                                                                                            CJ 140:     Introduction to Constitutional Law                                            5
MAJOR REQUIREMENTS                                                                                          CJ 210:     Criminal Investigation                                                        5
CJ 101:  Introduction to the Criminal Justice System                      5
                                                                                                            CJ 305:     Legal Foundations of Criminal Evidence                                        6
CJ 102:  Criminology                                                      5
                                                                                                            CJ 320:     CSI Photography and Fingerprinting                                            6
CJ 230:  Criminal Law for Criminal Justice                                5
                                                                                                            CJ 370:     Courtroom Presentation of Scientific Evidence                                 6
CJ 300:  Research Methods in Criminal Justice                             6
                                                                                                            CJ 380:     Criminalistics                                                                6
CJ 340:  Applied Criminal Justice Ethics                                  6
CJ 345:  Supervisory Practices in Criminal Justice OR                                                       * Onsite and developmental students will take CM 102: Effective Writing I.
                                                                                                            † Onsite students will take CS 110: Human Dynamics.
CJ 444:  Managing Criminal Justice Organizations                          6                                 ‡ Students who have earned college credits or have demonstrated proficiency in writing and math on the required
CJ 343:  Comparative Justice Systems OR                                                                       placement tests will select a 100/200-level elective course in place of KU 102.
CJ 350:  Organized Crime                                                  6

*Please refer to the University Catalog for transfer of credit policy.                                                                                                                               BSCJ SLSHEET - 04/07
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