Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice
Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
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Offered at ECPI University, an Income Share Agreement (ISA), is a customized finance plan that focuses on income based payments providing a flexible and secure tuition option for students.
Overview

 

 

Criminal Justice Overview

Looking for a career where you can make a real difference? There is no more noble profession than keeping your fellow citizens free from harm. What’s more, it’s a truly fascinating career. Today’s criminal justice professionals work in a variety of settings involving investigations, security, law enforcement, forensic science, and technology.

If this sounds like the career you’re looking for, consider ECPI University’s Criminal Justice program. Through ECPI’s year-round schedule, you can earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice in just 2.5 years! An Associate Degree program is also available at select campuses which can prepare graduates for entry level employment in the Criminal Justice field, and can be earned in just 1.5 years.

ECPI’s program can prepare graduates for exciting career opportunities with:

  • Law Enforcement Agencies
  • Homeland Security
  • Border Protection
  • Corrections
  • Fraud Investigation
  • Public and Private Security (including Workplace Security and Surveillance)

ECPI’s curriculum is designed to give students an understanding of:

  • Policies and procedures of law enforcement
  • Legal system and court structure
  • Security and surveillance principles
  • Technology to investigate, solve, track, and deter crime

 

 

Curriculum

Program Requirements

Core Curriculum

48 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
CJ100Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
CJ106Criminal Law I 3
CJ107Criminal Law II 3
CJ110Law Enforcement Operations 3
CJ125Criminal Procedure 3
CJ130Ethics in Criminal Justice 3
CJ135Corrections 3
CJ200Investigations 3
CJ225Crime Scene Management 3
CJ229Cybercrime Investigation 3
CJ230Introduction to Terrorism 3
CJ235Criminology 3
CJ340Organized Crime 3
CJ350Criminal Justice Documentation 3
CJ380Private Security I 3
CJ430Conflict Management 3

Arts and Sciences

31 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
CAP480Arts and Sciences Capstone 3
COM115Principles of Communication 3
ECO201Macroeconomics* 3
ENG110College Composition 3
ENG120Advanced Composition 3
HUM205Culture and Diversity 3
MTH131College Algebra 3
MTH140Statistics 3
PHY120Physics 3
PHY120LPhysics LAB 1
PSY105Introduction to Psychology 3
PSY220Positive Psychology* 3

*For allowable substitutions of arts and sciences courses, see the Arts & Sciences Department page.
PSY220 is completed by Criminal Justice and Homeland Security concentration students.
ECO201 is completed by Crime and Intelligence Analysis concentration students.

Self-Integration and Computer Literacy

6 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
COR090Career Orientation Seminar 0
FOR110Essentials for Success 3
CIS115Computer Applications 3

Concentration Requirements

Criminal Justice

18 semester credit hours plus electives

Course IDCourse NameCredits
CJ115Drugs and Crime 3
CJ205Juvenile Justice 3
CJ370Rules of Evidence 3
CJ435Emergency Planning 3
CJ461Media Relations for Law Enforcement 3
CJ480Probation and Parole 3
Various Electives 18

Homeland Security

18 semester credit hours plus electives

Course IDCourse NameCredits
CJ210Global Comparative Justice 3
CJ245Multi-Cultural Communication for Law Enforcement 3
CJ320CJ Special Topics 3
CJ435Emergency Planning 3
CJ416Domestic Terrorism 3
CJ485Homeland Security 3
Various Electives 18

Electives

Course IDCourse NameCredits
ACC160Principles of Accounting I 3
ACC161Principles of Accounting I 3
BUS121Introduction to Business 3
CJ115Drugs and Crime 3
CJ140Research Methods 3
CJ205Juvenile Justice 3
CJ240Intelligence 3
CJ245Multi-Cultural Communication for Law Enforcement 3
CJ290Externship-CJ III 3
CJ291Externship-CJ II 2
CJ292Externship-CJ I-a 1
CJ305Victimology 3
CJ310Digital Forensic Analysis 3
CJ320Human Trafficking and Domestic Violence 3
CJ325CJ Special Populations 3
CJ361Law Enforcement Management 3
CJ370Rules of Evidence 3
CJ390Crime Mapping 3
CJ400Fraud Examinations 3
CJ410CJ Capstone Project 3
CJ416Domestic Terrorism 3
CJ461Media Relations for Law Enforcement 3
CJ480Probation and Parole 3
CJ481Case Management for Criminal Justice Professionals 3
CJ485Homeland Security 3
CJ490Externship-CJ Sr. III 3
EET350Overview of Electronic Security Devices 3
Program Description

ECPI University builds all of its programs around one guiding principle: LEARN BY DOING.  That’s especially important for those studying Criminal Justice because knowing what to do in critical situations can literally save a life. ECPI’s Criminal Justice program focuses on real-world application of criminological principles. This program can prepare graduates to play a vital role in the investigation and prosecution of criminals in both the physical world and cyberspace. Students can develop knowledge and skills in such areas as:

  • Anti-Terrorism and Homeland Security Functions
  • Law Enforcement, Security, Surveillance, and Investigations
  • Courtroom Procedures
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Corrections
Possible Career Track

Upon completion, graduates with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Criminal Justice Degree could possibly pursue a career in a wide range of areas including:

  • Police Officers
  • State Troopers
  • Corrections
  • Federal Officer / Investigative Positions (including those related to FBI, CIA, DEA, and TSA)
  • Insurance Investigations
  • Probation and Parole
  • U.S. Customs and Border Patrol
  • Court Systems or Law Firms
  • Park Rangers
  • Private Security
Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are able to:

  • Execute ethical standards across professional and personal settings.
  • Critically evaluate the quality and sufficiency of evidence to support a criminal justice argument (case or proposal).
  • Integrate scientific inquiry into the analysis of criminal justice issues.
  • Analyze human behavior and the impact on crime.
  • Execute policies and protocols when emergency and criminal situations occur.

Students in the Criminal Justice concentration will gain the following additional outcomes:

  • Apply evidentiary law to real and hypothetical fact situations.
  • Apply best practices in crime scene management and digital forensic investigation.
  • Perform security surveys.
  • Apply law enforcement policies and procedures to real world scenarios.
  • Evaluate evidence based rehabilitative and treatment practices utilized in adult and juvenile justice.
Program Guide