Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration and Ethics

Advance in Your Job with a Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice

The Criminal Justice Administration and Ethics program has one mission: to prepare students for a real career in criminal justice.

In order to send out criminal justice professionals who are prepared to tackle the realities of the job, the curriculum in the program focuses on applicable knowledge instead of academic theory. The bachelor’s in criminal justice program addresses modern issues that are critical to the profession and focuses on the administrative, supervisory and field-specific skills required for success in the criminal justice field. 

The program includes courses about topics such as criminology, constitutional law, anti-terrorism and homeland security, criminal procedures, management and administrative communication. Each course builds upon the knowledge gained in the previous course, taking students chronologically through each step of real-world criminal justice processes.

The program covers a wide range of criminal justice subjects, but a primary area of focus in the program is community policing. All courses are taught by real-world experts in their respective fields, so students exit the program with work-ready skills proven successful in the field of criminal justice.

Why Choose MACU for a Degree in Criminal Justice?

The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and Ethics program at MACU is created for both individuals who already have prior experience in the field of criminal justice and individuals who are just getting started in the criminal justice sphere. No matter one’s life circumstances with work or family, Mid-America Christian University is an ideal choice, as our five-week classes are designed to work with the schedules of busy adults.

Whether on-campus or online, students are able to have meaningful interactions with their peers and instructors so that they can benefit from hearing and sharing experiences. Our seasoned instructors prepare students through sharing stories from the field and past case files, so graduates of the program know what to expect as they step into or advance in the field of criminal justice.

Degree in Criminal Justice in Oklahoma

What You Can Do with a Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice

  • Police Officer
  • Correctional Officer
  • Crime Scene Investigator
  • Various Positions at Governmental Agencies
Criminal Justice Degree Near Oklahoma City, OK

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Courses

Code Course
CRJS3003 Victimology
This course examines a wide range of victimization experiences from the perspective of the victim, their families, and society. Crimes studied include robbery, burglary, carjacking, assault and battery, rape, domestic violence, stalking, homicide, arson, child sexual abuse and exploitation, child pornography crimes, federal crimes, identity theft, terrorism, and Internet crimes. Emphasis is on exploring th etiology of trauma, motivational issues of offending, response patterns to victimization, secondary trauma effects of victimization, and community and media response.
CRJS3103 Introduction to Criminal Justice
An examination of the major components of the Criminal Justice system - law enforcement, courts, and corrections - including historical and social perspectives; the roles and functions of various agencies; and the processes involved in the administration of justice.
CRJS3113 Criminology
Criminology is an introductory course in the study of criminal behavior, focusing on the various theories of crime causes. This course focuses on criminal behavior, intercultural aspects, societal reaction to crime, and criminological methods of inquiry.
CRJS3503 Criminal Law I
Emphasizes the provisions of the Constitution which directly relate to the powers of both federal and state law enforcement officers and prosecutors, and limitations on these officers. Decisions and constitutional issues relevant to the first, fourth, fifth, sixth, eighth, and fourteenth amendments will be stressed.
CRJS3513 Criminal Law II
An examination of the nature of the criminal acts of substantive criminal Law including defining he necessary elements and punishments of each act.
CRJS3703 Criminal Procedures
Emphasizes the provisions of the Constitution which directly relate to the powers of both federal and state law enforcement officers and prosecutors and the limitations on these officers. Decisions and constitutional issues relevant to the first, fourth, fifth, sixth, eighth and fourteenth amendments will be stressed.
CRJS3813 Community Relations
Basic concepts and principles of community relations with major emphasis on understanding human beings and how to utilize this information in a practical way.
CRJS4003 Cultrl Dvrsty: The Color of Justice Race, Ethnicity, and Crime in Amer
This course is an examination of current issues and social problems relating to the administration of justice in a culturally divers society. Special focus of the course will be on the changing ethnicity of communities and related changes in social and institutional public policy. Also discussed is a cross cultural communication, implementing cultural awareness training, multicultural representation in law enforcement, and criminal justice interaction with various recial and ethnic groups.
CRJS4103 Identification, Collection, and Preservation of Evidence
This course exposes students to crime scene evidence, collection techniques, protection of the scene, interview skills, and the various uses of modern technology in preserving and analyzing evidence.
CRJS4113 Principles of Investigation
The course is intended to develop general understanding of the science of inquiry and provide presentation of techniques, skills, and limitations of the modern criminal investigation. Consideration includes all aspects of criminial investigation, as a system of thought and action. Discussion is centered on methods applied in detecting, examining and interpreting factual and legal dimensions of criminal cases. The course also examines concepts and methods of investigation of specific forms of crime (homicide, rape, robbery, etc....).
CRJS4403 Police Administration
The student will evaluate policies and procedures that are utilized in all phases of police adminstration. These include judicial decisions, which impact the legal status of the operation of police agencies. Additionally, administrative issues inherent in both large and small police organizations are assessed including: the history and context of police administration, police organizational tasks, leadership in the police organization, the role of the police manager, and the role of citizen oversight. Oversight committees addressing police accountability for community enforcement services are analyzed.
CRJS4513 Interview and Interrogation Techniques
This course is designed to familiarize students with basic communication concepts as well as basic concepts, processes, techniques, and legal aspects of interview and interrogation used in the field of criminal justice. The course will address the differences and similarities between interview and interrogation; different types, uses, and processes of interviews; various forms of verbal and nonverbal communication; and specialized types of interviews, such as probing, selection, counseling, and persuasive. Prerequisite: CRJS 3113 and COMM 1103.
CRJS4533 Anti-Terrorism and Homeland Security
This course examines emergency planning, risk analysis of communities, and creation of comprehensive plans. Threat assessment, staffing, agency coordination, and communication are addressed to create resilient and vigilant communities. Case studies are examined and discussed, including natural and manmade disasters, radicalism, and acts of terrorism. The course bridges the core strategies and philosophies of community policing and homeland security. Prerequisite: CRJS 3503.

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