The B.A. in Applied Criminal Justice Leadership comprises 120 credit hours. Courses offered in an 8 week session online asynchronous format.

Major Courses (30 credit hours)

ACJL 310 Organizational Leadership in Criminal Justice
ACJL 320 Ethics, Justice, and Leadership
ACJL 330 Community Policing in the 21st Century
ACJL 340 Effective Communication in Criminal Justice
ACJL 350 Conflict Management and Communications
ACJL 360 Cyber-Crime Detection and Investigation
ACJL 370 Crime Analysis
ACJL 380 Investigation Management
ACJL 385 Advanced Criminal Procedure
ACJL 395 Special Topics in Criminal Justice Leadership

SCPS Courses (9 credit hours)

CPST 200 Introduction to Degree Completion
CPST 201 Professional Identity and Development
CPST 397 Capstone
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Core Requirements

The number of hours remaining toward Core requirements can vary due to transfer credit. Learn More

Mission Specific Requirements

Mission specific requirements can vary from 0 to 15 credit hours based on your prior credit. Learn More

General Elective Requirements

Students may have some general elective coursework to complete if their transfer credit and remaining required hours (Core, mission specific, major, etc.) do not total 120. Learn More

Course Descriptions

Course descriptions are available on LOCUS

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Course Rotation Schedules

Please use the course rotation schedules below as a guide to plan out when you will take future classes. We will make every attempt to adhere to this schedule but please understand that scheduling is subject to change.

Course Rotation Schedule - Majors

Course Rotation Schedule - Certificates

Course Rotation Schedule - School Requirements

Course Rotation Schedule - Core

Program Outcomes

The B.A. in Applied Criminal Justice Leadership is a selective enrollment program aimed at developing leadership skills among current criminal justice professionals. Students 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. 

Students in this program will be able to:

  • Define leadership challenges and best practices in CJ organizations and institutions
  • Practice research methods used in criminal justice
  • Develop effective written and oral communication for criminal justice fields and practices
  • Critically assess the strengths and weaknesses of the major theories and practices of CJ, such as police leadership and management, community policing, and criminal investigation
  • Apply moral theory and concepts of justice to ethical issues, moral dilemmas, and other challenges in the CJ system, and promote an ethical environment using codes of ethics and rules of professional responsibility and accountability.
  • Examine the history, development and strategies of effective police community relations in a diverse society, and its importance for crime control
  • Discuss the challenges, identify strategies, and practice skills for resolving conflicts
  • Describe issues and techniques related to cyber-crime, crime analysis, and investigation management
  • Identify legal issues arising from law enforcement criminal investigations and apply constitutional law principles for their resolution

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