Academic Catalog

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Completion Program Teach Out

Program Description:

Personnel trends in law enforcement over the past 15 years have stressed the importance of education in addition to the time spent in service when considering candidates for promotion. Furthermore, candidates seeking entry into state police forces or federal law enforcement agencies are much more competitive if they possess a bachelors degree. Aspen’s bachelors degree program provides you with the critical and current knowledge needed in today’s law enforcement community. Dramatically increase your potential (without setting foot on a campus) through our online degree program.


Program Goals: 

It is intended that Graduates of the Aspen University Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice program will learn or be able to do the following. They are the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences’ standards to which the program is aligned. The Academy does not differentiate its standards between baccalaureate and master’s degree programs. 

1. Administration of Justice: Graduates of the BSCJ programs will analyze contemporary criminal justice/criminology system, major systems of social control and their policies and practices; victimology; juvenile justice; comparative criminal justice

2. Corrections: Graduates of the BSCJ programs will explore history, theory, practice and legal environment, development of correctional philosophy, incarceration, diversions, community-based corrections, treatment of offenders

3. Criminological Theory: Graduates of the BSCJ programs will assess crime problems through knowledge of: the nature and causes of crime, typologies, offenders, and victims

4. Law Adjudication: Graduates of the BSCJ programs will integrate criminal law, criminal procedures, prosecution, defense, and court procedures and decision-making into their understanding of criminal justice proceedings

5. Law Enforcement: Graduates of the BSCJ programs will inculcate knowledge of history, theory, practice and legal environment, police organization, discretion, and subculture

6. Research and Analytic Methods: Graduates of the BSCJ programs will be able to make critical decisions related to criminal justice with a focus on: quantitative, including statistics, and qualitative, methods for conducting and analyzing criminal justice/criminology research in a manner appropriate for undergraduate students


Degree Requirements: 60 Credits


Academic Schedule:

• Communications Choice

• CJ305 - Constitutional Law I

• Social and Behavioral Sciences Choice

• CJ401 - Comparative Criminal Justice Systems

• CJ435 - Kinesic Interviewing

• CJ306 - Constitutional Law II

• CJ400 - Criminal Law

• Social and Behavioral Sciences Choice

• CJ440 - Juvenile Justice

• CJ495 - Police Patrol

• CJ485 - Traffic Law and Accident Investigation

• CJ420 - Criminalistics and Forensic Investigation

• CJ425 - Criminal Investigation I

• CJ497 - First Responders

• CJ493 - Security Systems, Procedures and Developments

• CJ405 - Community Policing

• Elective Choice

• CJ455 - Investigation of Organized Crime

• CJ490 - Investigation of White Collar Crime

• Final Proctored Exam

• CJ499 - Senior Capstone