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Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice

Pursue a Career in Serving Justice

Research and master innovative strategies and skills related to preventing crime and improving our legal processes. 

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  • Program Overview

    Stevenson University’s online Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice is designed for working adults who want to pursue a career in improving the quality of justice through education, research, and public service.

    Students will learn how justice is administered locally, nationally, and globally in order to understand and confront the fundamental issues of criminal justice we face as professionals and involved citizens. Graduates are prepared to move into criminal justice careers or post-graduate work through studying the causes and consequences of criminal activity. Through the ethical framework provided within the program, graduates will have the necessary skills to make sound judgments as criminal justice professionals.

    The curriculum combines theory with practice, requiring courses in psychology, sociology, law, technology, and criminal justice. Designed for working professionals, this program is offered fully online in 8-week sessions.

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  • Courses

    Courses

    Course Schedule 2015-16

    Download the PDF below to view the courses scheduled through fall 2016.

    Course Schedule

    The bachelor’s in Criminal Justice program requires a minimum of 120 credit hours.

    Major Requirements

    • LAW 204 Constitutional Law 
    • LAW 215 Criminal Law 
    • LAW 322 Criminal Investigation 
    • MATH 136 Introduction to Statistics
    • POSCI 205 State & Local Government
    • PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology
    • SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology
    • CJUS 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice
    • CJUS 210 Writing for Criminal Justice
    • CJUS 265 The Juvenile Justice System
    • CJUS 275 Corrections
    • CJUS 280 Law Enforcement
    • CJUS 285 Criminology
    • CJUS 305 Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice
    • CJUS 325 Civil Liability in Criminal Justice
    • CJUS 345 Victimology
    • CJUS 385 Research Methods in Criminal Justice
    • CJUS 495 Criminal Justice Capstone 

    Focused Electives

    Select from the following:

    • CJUS 310 Comparative Criminal Justice
    • CJUS 350 Criminal Justice Special Topics
    • CJUS 383 Law Enforcement and the Community
    • CJUS 390 Domestic Security
    • CJUS 430 Law Enforcement Administration & Management
    • Additional courses with approval

    Degree Requirements 

  • Admission Requirements

    Admission Requirements

    • Completed online application.
    • Official college transcripts from all previous academic work.
    • At least 15 transferable credits.
    • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale in past academic work.
    • At least two years of professional work experience.
    • Personal statement.
  • Faculty

    Faculty

    Ann M. Solan, Ph.D. (2013)
    Associate Dean of Business Programs
    B.S., Nyack College
    M.B.A., Dowling College
    Ph.D., Regent University

    Christopher Biddle (2014)
    Adjunct Professor, Criminal Justice
    B.A., Western Connecticut State University;
    M.A., The John Jay College of Criminal Justice;
    Ph.D., North Central University

    Morris Greenberg (2010)
    Adjunct Instructor, Criminal Justice
    B.S., M.S., The Johns Hopkins University

    Benjamin A. Harris, J.D. (2009)
    Adjunct Professor of Law and Criminal Justice
    B.A., The Johns Hopkins University
    J.D., Benjamin N. Cordozo School of Law

    Nancy C. Hoffman. Ph.D. (2009)
    Adjunct Professor of Criminal Justice
    B.A., University of Maryland, College Park
    M.A., Loyola College
    Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park

    Pamela M. Kessler, J.D. (2005)
    Adjunct Professor of Law
    B.A., University of Maryland, College Park
    J.D., University of Baltimore

    Colin A. May (2010)
    Adjunct Instructor, Criminal Justice
    B.S., Siena College
    M.S., Stevenson University

    Patrick McDowell (2011)
    Adjunct Instructor, Criminal Justice
    B.S., M.S., The Johns Hopkins University

    John J. O'Neill (1976)
    Adjunct Professor of Forensic Studies and Criminal Justice
    B.S., M.B.A., Loyola College
    M.S., Villa Julie College

    Lisa M. Scarbath, J.D. (2009)
    Adjunct Professor of Criminal Justice
    B.A., University of Delaware
    J.D., University of Maryland

    Richard Stone, J.D. (2004)
    Adjunct Professor of Forensic Studies
    B.S., Syracuse University
    J.D., Brooklyn Law School

    Jason Zeiler (2010)
    Adjunct Instructor, Criminal Justice
    B.S., Excelsior College
    M.S., Troy University
    M.S., Stevenson University

    Joyce Zerhusen (2004)
    Adjunct Professor of Forensic Studies and Criminal Justice
    A.A., Community College of Baltimore County
    B.S., Villa Julie College
    M.A., University of Baltimore

  • Tuition

    Tuition

    Tuition (per credit): $450
    Stevenson University has simplified the cost of your education by eliminating all fees.

    If you have earned an Associate's Degree from a Maryland community college, please contact us at 1-877-531-7118 to determine if you are eligible for a tuition discount.

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