Criminal Justice Administration Degree

Criminal Justice Administration Degree

Are you a leader with a desire to help others? Looking for an field with a wide-range of opportunities?

Alvernia University’s Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration provides students interested in police work, criminal law, or corrections with an interdisciplinary study of crime and justice in today’s society.

Taught by practicing professionals in law enforcement and professors with backgrounds in the FBI and as government consultants, the program at Alvernia offers current practices and timely information to its students.

Interpersonal skills as well as managerial and administrative subject matter prepare students for positions of responsibility and leadership within the criminal justice community and related professions. Students can specialize in areas such as Probation and Parole or Corrections and Rehabilitation, and focus on either organized crime or white color crime.

Get further involved with your major by joining CJ clubs and honor societies.

Curriculum Overview

BA/Criminal Justice Administration
Liberal Arts Core (54/55 credits)*
General Elective requirements (as needed)**

Criminal Justice Administration Major Requirements (48 Credits)
CJ 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice
CJ 175 Fundamentals of Criminal Investigation
CJ 201 Criminal Law
CJ 216 Women & the Criminal Justice System -OR- CJ 218 Multicultural Issues in Criminal Justice
CJ 221 Research Methods I for CJ
CJ 272 Probation and Parole -OR- CJ 274 Corrections and Rehabilitation
CJ 275 Criminology
CJ 301 Organized Crime -OR- CJ 309 White Collar Crime
CJ 302 Judicial Process and Procedures
CJ 377 Juvenile Justice System
CJ 379 Ethics in Criminal Justice
CJ 403 Senior Seminar in Criminal Justice
CJ 408 CJS Agency Practicum (6 credits)
CJ 422 Crisis Management
CJ Approved Electives (3 credits)

*Students entering the program with 70+ credits or an associates degree must complete 30/31 Liberal Arts Core credits.

**A total of 123 credits including 3 credits in a human diversity course are required to complete a Bachelor’s degree. To adhere to Franciscan Values, community service hours are also required. In addition, at least 30 credits at the 300/400 level must be taken at Alvernia University.

For more information about this exciting degree opportunity, contact the Adult Education Coordinator, at 1-888-ALVERNIA (1-888-258-3764, ext. 6) or

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Alumni Profile

Andrew Connors '08,

Denville, NJ

“The professors in Criminal Justice bring a wealth of experience to the classroom. Every class is enriched by their true-life stories.”

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