Criminal Justice Administration Degree with Behavioral Health Minor

Criminal Justice Administration with BH minor

Qualified professionals in the fields of criminal justice and addictions are needed now more than ever. Illegal drugs and substance abuse are harmful to society in many ways. An emerging phenomenon is the growth of specialized courts to adjudicate drunk-driving and drug crimes.

Graduates of Alvernia’s degree program in Criminal Justice Administration with a minor in Behavioral Health are well-prepared to succeed in these judicial systems. They find employment in the broader law enforcement-related fields, and also in juvenile detention centers, county parole offices, and state correctional institutions.

Faculty from both disciplines are highly-qualified professionals who bring their experience and enthusiasm into the classroom. We’re also proud that our long-standing Behavioral Health Studies program is one of the first of its kind in the United States.

Prepare to make a positive impact in the field of criminal justice administration. Apply now to Alvernia University’s Continuing Studies Program!

Criminal Justice Administration with a minor in Behavioral Health Requirements

Liberal Arts Core (54/55 credits)*
General Elective Requirements (as needed)**

Criminal Justice 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 Syst. -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)

Behavioral Health Minor (18 credits)
BH 201 Foundations of Chemical Dependency
BH 202 Origins of Mental Illness
BH 203 Neuropharmacology
BH 303 Counseling Techniques I
BH 330 Crisis Intervention
Elective Courses (6 credits)
BH ___ Elective from one area of concentration
BH ___ Elective from one area of concentration

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

**A total of 123 credits and 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. Students must complete 30 Alvernia credits at the 300/400 level.

For more information about this exciting degree opportunity, contact the Adult Education Coordinator, at 1-888-ALVERNIA (1-888-258-3764, ext. 6) or You can also use our request form to get more information about the Criminal Justice administration major with a Behavioral Health minor.

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