Bachelor of Science
Criminal Justice Administration
Preserve and maintain social order
Why study Criminal Justice Administration? John R. Carruthers, ph.d. Program Chair Criminal Justice Administration
Whether your ambitions involve law enforcement, corrections, juvenile justice, or court administration, this major will provide you with a thorough base of knowledge of the criminal justice system.
If you’re interested in a career focused on the preservation and maintenance of social order, Franklin’s Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration is an ideal choice for you. This contemporary major will help you meet the rising educational requirements for personnel in the fields of law enforcement, corrections, juvenile justice, or court administration. Designed with the inside knowledge of leaders in law enforcement and the U.S. court system, our classes are taught by instructors from a variety of related jobs, ensuring you will be well-prepared for roles at the local, state, and federal levels.
Because our society is becoming increasingly security-conscious, the criminal justice field is growing rapidly and the demand for college-educated criminal justice professionals is on the rise. For this reason, employment in the fields of law enforcement, security, and corrections are all expected to increase roughly 10% by 2018, while employment of private detectives and investigators is expected to rise 22%.
career opportunities may include • Correctional Officer
• Law Enforcement Officer
• Court Administrator
• Loss Prevention Administrator
• Criminal Investigator
• Private Detective
• Juvenile Corrections Officer
• Private Security Guard
What expertise will you gain? As a Franklin student, you will experience a full spectrum of courses that help you develop the well-rounded skills and perspective that lay a foundation for lifelong learning and enduring career success. General Education courses will enrich your professional effectiveness as you improve your skills in writing, communication, critical thinking, principles and ethics, and diversity – abilities that employers across all industries value in graduates. Professional Core courses are designed to support and expand the knowledge you acquire in your major area. The Major Area coursework is not only comprehensive and immediately applicable, but can also serve as the bedrock for many graduate programs.
PRogram Outcomes • Develop a thorough understanding of the U.S. court and justice system • Understand the elements that comprise social order and governing agencies • Apply critical thinking, reasoning, and analytical skills required for ethical decision making and problem solving in criminal justice • Use management, administrative, and leadership skills appropriate to a criminal justice agency
Introduction to Criminal Justice Administration
Introduction to Criminology
The Psychology of Personal Development
Introduction to Sociology
Courts & Criminal Procedure
Policing in America
Corrections in America
Juvenile Justice & Delinquency
Criminal Justice Management & Administration
Ethics in the Criminal Justice System
Criminal Justice Capstone
Major Area Electives
Consult the Academic Bulletin for complete information on degree requirements.
Why choose Franklin University? Fully accredited and nonprofit, Franklin University has offered programs designed especially for adult learners for more than 100 years. Today, more than 11,000 students from across the country and around the world choose Franklin each year.
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Each major is designed with the input of industry experts to ensure you gain relevant knowledge. Our students and graduates are known for bringing fresh thinking to the workplace. In fact, in the last year alone, 1/3 of our students earned job promotions prior to graduating. What’s more, thousands of our students and graduates are employed by the nation’s top Fortune 100 companies.
With highly competitive tuition rates that are below the national average, Franklin helps you invest in your future by keeping your education affordable. We also offer tuition assistance and payment options to fit your needs. In fact, in 2009 alone, Franklin students received more than $15 million in scholarships and grants.
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Community and technical college students can finish a bachelor’s degree faster by transferring up to 84 semester hours or 126 quarter hours into Franklin University. With such a seamless transfer process, it’s easy to see why 90% of Franklin students transfer credits from other schools.
If you’re like most Franklin students, you want an education that works around your schedule and offers different learning options. That’s why our courses are offered in 6-, 12-, and 15-week schedules and can be taken on campus at numerous locations, online, or a combination of both.
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Professional organizations & Affiliations The Academy of Criminal Justice Science (ACJS) The Midwest Criminal Justice Association (MCJA)
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