Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice - Public Administration

BS in Criminal Justice - Public Administration

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Residential Program

The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice – Public Administration equips you effectively manage people and resources for a local, state, or federal law enforcement agency.

You’ll learn to develop responses and offer solutions to complex situations. Our professors provide you with a practical understanding of public administration, criminal justice, and legal processes. 


Learn How To:

  • Apply economic and management concepts in the government sector
  • Develop a budget for a police department or other government agency
  • Manage a municipal, state, or federal department

Careers You Could Have:

  • Corrections Facility Director
  • Criminal Justice Policy Advocate
  • Police Officer
  • Special Agent

Academic Information

Credit Hours

  • 120 total hours 

Courses You'll Take

  • Administration of Justice Organizations: CJUS 300
  • Introduction to Public Administration: GOVT 360
  • Public Finance and Budgeting: GOVT 462
  • Government Regulation of Business: GOVT 470
  • Advanced Public Administration: GOVT 475

Law enforcement personnel who can document successful completion from an accredited police officer school in their state may earn up to 14 credit hours toward their degree. Military experience may also be evaluated for potential college credit.

Program of Study

B.S. in Criminal Justice - Public Administration