Online Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Criminal Justice Administration
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Grow as a criminal justice professional
Get ready to expand your knowledge of the criminal justice process with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, with a concentration in Criminal Justice Administration, from Strayer. Learn how law enforcement, corrections, juvenile justice and courts work to support our communities and bring criminals to justice.
Spring classes start on April 5
Program at a glance
11-week courses in the program
Cost per course
Earn your degree online with Strayer
Learn how to keep your community safer
This program gives you a deep perspective on crime prevention, identification, detection and punishment. Learn how to characterize crimes perpetrated against persons and property. Delve into emerging criminal studies topics in areas like cybercrime and white collar offenses.
Build your skills
- Learn evidence-based techniques for investigating and preventing crime.
- Understand the causes of crime and its effect on our global society.
- Discover how the different arms of the U.S. criminal justice system (police, courts and corrections) work together at the federal, state and local levels.
- Think critically, to effectively investigate crimes, enforce laws and implement corrections.
- Expand your knowledge of criminology and the operational and technical aspects of the criminal justice process.
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Affording your degree
At Strayer, you’ll find plenty of ways to make your tuition affordable, so you can worry less about your budget and get down to business.
cost per course
degree conferral (one-time only)
technology fee (one per term)
Ways to reduce your cost
Transfer up to 28 classes toward your bachelor’s degree.
Save up to 25% off the cost of your bachelor’s degree. Eligibility rules apply.
The essence of investigation and prevention
In this program, you’ll gain insights into criminal justice administration, focusing on advanced law enforcement, crime prevention strategies, computer security and other topics that can help you meet your personal and professional goals in this field. View all courses.
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course provides a comprehensive overview of the field of corrections. It explores agencies, practices, and polices relevant to prisons, jails, and probation and parole. Students examine both historic and contemporary punishment policies in the United States, sentencing structures, socio-political economic conditions that influence disparate sentencing and confinement, facility designs and how they correlate with inmate management philosophies, the legal aspects of the care, custody and control of inmates, the constitutional rights and civil liberties of inmates, security operations, and inmate treatment services.
This course focuses on theoretical and practical applications to reactive and proactive measures of law enforcement as well as addressing the organization and hierarchy of command with modern policing in the United States. Students will address the history, objectives, and rules regarding investigation and evidence collection associated with policing, with a strong emphasis on field training.
Bachelor’s admission requirements
Before you can pursue your bachelor’s degree, you’ll need to enroll at Strayer. Here’s what you’ll need to get started for admission to the university.
Learn more about the admission process at Strayer.
Students applying to Washington, D.C., or New Jersey campuses must provide proof of proper immunization.
Transferring to Strayer from another university?
Some or all of the credits you’ve earned may be transferable.
We welcome more than 1,200 international students from more than 110 countries.
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