Sharpen your knowledge of U.S. law enforcement, criminology, investigations, law, and community relations with this Criminal Justice BA course at the American Public University.
Coursework in APU’s criminal justice major explores the causes of crime, criminal behavior, criminal investigation, corrections and incarceration, juvenile issues, and stress management.
Through our online criminal justice bachelor degree, professionals teach professionals. Many of your fellow students are criminal justice peers with a desire to protect communities and the nation. Meanwhile, faculty share their real-world experience from local, state, and federal government; public safety agencies; the military; corrections facilities; and private organizations.
Students must choose a concentration for this degree program:
- Maritime Law Enforcement
- Organizational Law Enforcement Leadership
What You Will Do
- Learn the similarities and differences among local, state, and federal criminal justice components while gaining an international perspective
- Explore parts components of the criminal justice system from political and public administration standpoints
- Learn how various prevailing theories apply to elements within the criminal justice system
- Design research that, if executed, would add to the body of knowledge in the criminal justice profession
- Probe how standards of evidence and law impact criminal justice system segments and professionals
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- Research Design and Methods
- U.S. Law Enforcement
- Criminal Investigation
- Ethics in Criminal Justice
- Corrections and Incarceration
- 2 months
Start dates & application deadlines
Courses Start Monthly
DisciplinesCriminal Law Civil & Private Law Criminology View 79 other Masters in Criminal Law in United States
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- All APU undergraduate programs require a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent (i.e. GED).
- Please read all undergraduate admission requirements before applying to this program and be prepared to submit the required documentation.
- There is no fee to complete the APU admission application.
International285 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 285 USD per credit during 2 months.
National285 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 285 USD per credit during 2 months.
$250 with military grant
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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