B.A. in Criminal Justice
Description : ACU offers Baccalaureate of Arts degrees in Criminal Justice. The 120-credit curriculum provides a foundation and overview within the academic disciplines of communication arts, social sciences, mathematics, life sciences, and the humanities. Instruction focuses on the development of student skills in writing, critical thinking, and information utilization, as well as foundational competencies in the selected concentration. The completion of an Associate of Arts degree represents an important milestone for many students as they pursue their educational goals.
Program objectives : The Criminal Justice Concentration focuses on policing practices, corrections, the criminal court system, and juvenile justice. Students take a comprehensive look at these topics through interactive assignments that not only develop their critical thinking skills, but also enable them to recognize the functions of the criminal justice professions within their communities. Students are required to formulate conclusions, evaluate decisions, and develop opinions based on learned topics. Students also analyze relationships between the citizens, the police, and the court systems.
Requirements : TWELVE (12) courses in the field of study – 48 Credits
General Education Courses - THIRTY SIX (36) of credits are required to be met within the sixty (60) credits transferred in at admission, or added to the Study Plan in lieu of some of the General and Major courses listed within each of the Baccalaureate Degree Programs here in. These will be nine (9) General Education courses in the fields of English, Humanities, Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences. Total of – 36 credits American Century University will give credit for any of the General Education courses tested by CLEP for students having taken and earned the equivalent grade of C or higher. Taking of a CLEP test can be arranged on the following Website: Universityboard.com/student/testing/clep/about.html. This is a national program with CLEP centers throughout the United States.