Academic Catalog

Criminal Justice Administration

Criminal Justice Administration Program Learning Outcomes

College of Business Administration and Public Policy
Department of Public Administration
Bachelor of Science
Degree Roadmap
Minor

Faculty

Elena Kulikov, Department Chair
Shari Berkowitz, Theodore P. Byrne, Elena Kulikov, Gus Martin, Marie Palladini, Jennifer Sumner

Advisement Office

Undergraduate student support regarding major advisement, registration issues, permission numbers, petitions, add/drop, and change of major/minor, etc.
Office: SBS A-319, Phone: (310) 243-3548

Department Office

Undergraduate student support regarding faculty office hours, contacting faculty, and classroom changes, etc.
Office: SBS D-321, Phone: (310) 243-3548

Emeriti Faculty

Mary Auth, Iris Baxter, Justine Bell, Gary Colboth, David J. Karber

Features

The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration is designed to provide professional preparation for private, public and non-profit sector professionals in the fields of national and local law enforcement, law, corrections, juvenile justice, homeland security and intelligence analysis. The degree program requires:

  1. completion of two lower division required courses common to all students in the Department of Public Administration & Public Policy;
  2. completion of a set of upper division core courses common to all Criminal Justice Administration students; and
  3. four elective courses.

The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration Degree is a single-field major, which means that students are not required to complete a minor for graduation.

The Minor in Criminal Justice Administration is designed to provide a basic foundation in Criminal Justice Administration. The minor is especially appropriate for students who major in the Social and Behavioral Sciences. It is an attractive option for students with majors in fields that lead to employment in law enforcement, law, corrections, juvenile justice, homeland security and intelligence analysis.

Academic and Career Advisement

Candidates for the Bachelor of Science (BS) degree receive academic advisement for designing and completing their program of study. Professional academic advisement can be obtained from CBAPP Undergraduate Advisement Center. Undergraduate students seeking career advisement should contact department faculty, who are available to discuss Criminal Justice Administration career options.

Preparation

Undergraduate

High school students should take college preparatory courses in the social and natural sciences, English and mathematics.

Students taking their first two years of study at a community college are advised to complete lower division general education requirements.

Career Possibilities

The job opportunities for students in criminal justice administration are as diverse as the range of services provided by governments in the United States.

In addition, the program provides employment preparation for: nonprofit organizations and some private sector firms. The degree also provides a strong base for those pursuing a career in law.

Graduation with Honors

A student may be a candidate for graduation with Honors in Public Administration by meeting the following criteria:

  1. A minimum of 36 units in residence at CSU Dominguez Hills;
  2. A minimum grade point average of 3.5 in all courses used to satisfy the upper division requirements in the major;
  3. Recommendation by the Public Administration faculty.

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration

Total Course Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree

See the "Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree" in the University Catalog for complete details on general degree requirements. A minimum of 40 units, including those required for the major, must be upper division.

Elective Requirements

Completion of elective courses (beyond the requirements listed below) to reach a total of a minimum of 120.

General Education Requirements (49 units)

See the "General Education" requirements in the University Catalog or the Class Schedule for the most current information on General Education requirements and course offerings.

Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement

See the "Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement" in the University Catalog.

Minor Requirements

Single field major, no minor required.

Major Requirements (51 units)

A. Lower Division Required Courses (6 units)

CIS 270 Info Sys/Tech Fundamentals (3)
    and    
MAT 105 Finite Mathematics (3)
    or    
MAT 131 Elementary Statistics and Probability (3)
    or    
MAT 132 Statistics and Probability with Support (4)
    or    
MAT 195 Selected Topics in Mathematics (1-5)

B. Upper Division Required Courses (33 units)

PUB 300 Foundations of Public Administration (3)
CJA 339 Research Methods and Communication in Criminal Justice Administration (3)
CJA 340 Crim Justice & Community (3)
CJA 341 Criminal Justice Stats (3)
CJA 342 Legal and Ethical Foundations of Justice in Criminal Justice Administration (3)
CJA 344 Theories of Crime and Criminal Justice Policy (3)
CJA 443 Criminal Law & Justice Admin (3)
CJA 444 Juvenile Justice Process (3)
CJA 445 Policing & Admin. of Justice (3)
CJA 447 Corrections Administration and Policy (3)
CJA 490 Capstone in Criminal Justice Administration (3)

CJA 490 Capstone in Criminal Justice Administration (3) taken after completion of four (4) core courses

SOC 368 Criminology (3) may be substituted for CJA 344 Theories of Crime and Criminal Justice Policy (3)
SOC 364 Corrections (3) may be substituted for CJA 447 Corrections Administration and Policy (3)

C. Electives (12 Units)

Select a total of four courses from the following choices:
CJA 423 Administrative Law (3)
CJA 446 Terrorism & Extremism (3)
CJA 448 Forensic Science (3)
CJA 449 Investigative Interviewing, Interrogation and Lie Detection (3)
CJA 450 Eyewitness Evidence and the Law (3)
CJA 451 Intelligence and National Security (3)
CJA 452 Homeland Security (3)
CJA 460 Gender, Race and the Administration of Justice (3)
NCR 541 Restorative Justice&Peacbldng (3)
PUB 302 Public Financial Administration (3)
PUB 303 Public Personnel Administration (3)
PUB 494 Independent Study (1-3)
SOC 362 Gangs and Adolescent Subcultures (3)
SOC 364 Corrections (3)
SOC 365 Deviant Behavior (3)
SOC 368 Criminology (3)
SOC 369 Juvenile Delinquency (3)

NCR 541 Restorative Justice&Peacbldng (3): Open to seniors only.

PUB 494 Independent Study (1-3): May be taken after completion of four (4) core courses.

Minor in Criminal Justice Administration (15 units)

Requirements

A. Required Courses (6 units)

CJA 340 Crim Justice & Community (3)
CJA 342 Legal and Ethical Foundations of Justice in Criminal Justice Administration (3)

B. Electives (9 units)

Students must complete three additional courses in Criminal Justice Administration, to be chosen from the following courses with the assistance of an advisor.
CJA 341 Criminal Justice Stats (3)
CJA 423 Administrative Law (3)
CJA 443 Criminal Law & Justice Admin (3)
CJA 444 Juvenile Justice Process (3)
CJA 445 Policing & Admin. of Justice (3)
CJA 446 Terrorism & Extremism (3)
NCR 541 Restorative Justice&Peacbldng (3)

NCR 541 Restorative Justice&Peacbldng (3): Open to seniors only