BA in Applied Criminal Justice Leadership

Students in the B.A. in Applied Criminal Justice Leadership program will develop capacities in: problem solving; critical and creative thinking; career development; technical skills; oral, written, and electronic communication; ethical reasoning; civic and global engagement; skills for lifelong-learning and leadership; and, teamwork and collaboration.

FASTRACK Benefits of the program

  • Relevant comprehensive curriculum designed to advance your effective leadership skills and increase your knowledge of criminal justice practice and theory.
  • Convenient schedule of classes online, evening, and weekends allow you to complete the degree on a schedule that works for your personal and professional life.
  • A program grounded in the University Core Curriculum, students will be challenged to develop skills crucial to facing the challenges of contemporary society.

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Total Number of Major Courses 10
Total Number of Major Credit Hours 30 credit hours. Each student's remaining hours toward Core, mission specific requirements, and general elective requirements will vary depending on transfer credit. Please review the curriculum page to learn more about your requirements beyond your major credit hours.
Start Terms The next opportunity to begin this program is in Fall II 2019. Students may only be admitted to this program once each academic year.
Transfer Credit Accepted Toward Major 15 credit hours / 5 courses
Schedule Format for Major
Major courses offered in 8‐week sessions in a fully online asynchronous format.
Schedule Format for Other
Courses (Core, mission, and
school requirements)
Courses offered in 8‐week sessions with fully online options, which may include both synchronous and asynchronous meetings, and blended options with either evening or Saturday morning meetings.
Course Locations
(Major Courses)
Fully online, fully asynchronous.
Non-Traditional Credit SCPS students who have completed the education provided by the Chicago Police Department Police Academy will be awarded 20 non-traditional credit (NTC) hours to be applied as general elective credits.  These 20 hours will count toward the 36 total NTC hour maximum permitted for credit.
Application and Admission Requirements
  • Application
  • Official transcripts from all prior institutions
  • 2.0 GPA or higher and in good standing at all prior institutions
Tuition and Fees


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