Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice Online

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					Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice Online
The online degrees in Criminal Justice through the Department of Political Science and
Criminal Justice at Northern Kentucky University provides a conceptual understanding
of criminal justice institutions and processes, theories of crime and punishment, criminal
law and social science research methods. Basic student learning objectives include (1)
Recognize and communicate major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical
research, historical trends, and moral applications related to crime and criminal justice;
(2) Engage in critical examination of criminal justice issues in social and cultural
contexts; and (3) Use and apply knowledge of criminal justice policy and research to
identify solutions and alternative solutions to complex social problems as they relate to
the field of criminal justice.

Graduates of the Criminal Justice program have successful careers in fields such as
local, state, and federal law enforcement, private security, local, state and federal
corrections, including jail and prison administration and security, and criminal justice
program and policy design, implementation and evaluation. Furthermore, many
graduates of the Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice use their degree as preparation for
graduate study in law, criminal justice, policy and peace and conflict management.
Criminal Justice at NKU has a diverse faculty, small student/faculty ratio (31 to 1),
excellent advising and active mentoring that enhances the students’ experience and
increase likelihood of future success.

Both degrees are designed so that students may complete the degree 100% online.

Throughout the program, you will be actively engaged in the learning process as you
gain theoretical knowledge and applied skills.

      A working knowledge of the entire criminal justice process (adult and juvenile)
      and the issues surrounding each portion of the process.
      Ability to make linkages between theory and policy development in the criminal
      justice system.
      Ability to understand, identify, and apply legal issues relative to the criminal
      justice system (adult and juvenile).

Bachelor of Arts Program Information:

       Program Length: 4 Years
       Credits needed to Graduate: 120 minimum
       Accreditation: The program is accredited by the Southern Association of
       Colleges and Schools (SACS)
       To acquire a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice, students must
       complete 54 total semester hours, including 24 (+STA 205) hours in
       core courses and 27 hours in secondary requirements.
           oCore courses provide a conceptual understanding of criminal justice
            institutions and processes, theories of crime and punishment, criminal law
            and social science research methods.
       Students must earn at least a "C-" in each course counted as part of the
       major. Students may not double-dip between major requirements and an area of
       concentration.

Core courses (24 semester hours)

      JUS 101 - Introduction to Criminal Justice
      JUS 200 - Police in America
      JUS 201 - Corrections in America
      JUS 203 - The Criminal Court System
      JUS 301 - Ethics in Criminal Justice
      JUS 315 - Criminal Justice Research Methods
      JUS 317 - Perspectives on Crime
      JUS 400 - Juvenile Justice
      STA 205 - Introduction to Statistical Methods or STA 212 - Statistics for Business
      Applications

Secondary requirements (27 semester hours)

      JUS 204 - Criminal Investigation
      JUS 231 - Race, Gender and Crime
      JUS 302 - Criminal Law
      JUS 303 - Criminal Procedure
      JUS 311 - Police in the Community
      JUS 312 - Institutional Corrections
      JUS 313 - Rights of the Convicted
      JUS 402 - Alternatives to Incarceration
      JUS 403 - Crime and Public Policy
      JUS 435 - Criminal Justice Administration
      JUS 494 - Special Topics in Criminal Justice (Domestic Terrorism, Sex, Drugs,
      and Crime, and Criminal Justice in the Arts)

Faculty:

      DR. MICHAEL BUSH
      Assistant Professor
      bushm2@nku.edu
      Founders Hall 427C/ 859-572-1977

      DR. GEORGE COROIAN
      Assistant Professor
      coroiang1@nku.edu
      Founders Hall 427H/ 859-572-5699
DR. CHERYL JONSON
Assistant Professor
jonsonc1@nku.edu
Founders Hall 427J/ 859-572-5526

DR. JULIE KUNSELMAN
Professor
kunselmanj1@nku.edu
Founders Hall / 859-572-1383

BRUCE McCLURE
Lecturer and Legal Studies Advisor
mcclureb@nku.edu
Founders Hall 427E / 859-572-5830

DR. DANIELLE McDONALD
Assistant Professor
mcdonaldd1@nku.edu
Founders Hall 443 / 859-572-5592

DR. ALEXIS MILLER
Associate Professor
millera11@nku.edu
Founders Hall 444 / 859-572-1320

DR. MELISSA MOON
Associate Professor
moonm@nku.edu
Founders Hall 442 / 859-572-6979

GAIL O'BRIEN
Lecturer
obrieng1@nku.edu
Founders Hall 446 / 859-572-6344

DR. FRED RHYNHART
Lecturer
rhynhartf@nku.edu
Founders Hall 427F / 859-572-1976

JILL SHELLEY
Lecturer
shelleyj@nku.edu
Founders Hall 445 / 859-572-6978
DR. AMY THISTLETHWAITE
Associate Professor
thistlethwai@nku.edu
Founders Hall 427G / 859-572-5655

				
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