Academic Catalog 2021-2022

Criminal Justice Administration

This is an archived copy of the 2021-2022 catalog. To access the most recent version of the catalog, please visit https://catalog.csudh.edu.

College of Business Administration and Public Policy
Department of Public Administration

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.

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.