Online Criminal Justice Bachelor’s Degree Program-American InterContinental University

Criminal Justice Courses

Degree Requirements

General Education


ENGL106English Composition I4.5
ENGL107English Composition II4.5
MATH125General College Mathematics4.5
UNIV103Academic and Professional Success4.5
UNIV106Technology and Information Literacy4.5
UNIV109Interpersonal Communication4.5
General Education Elective (1 Course)4.5
Humanities (2 Courses)9
Natural Sciences (2 Courses)9
Social and Behavioral Sciences (2 courses)9
Total Credit Hours:58.5


CRJS102Criminal Justice Today4.5
CRJS105Theories of Crime Causation4.5
CRJS205Introduction to Criminal Law4.5
CRJS210Introduction to Law Enforcement4.5
CRJS215Introduction to American Court System4.5
CRJS220Foundations of Corrections4.5
CRJS310Crime Victim Studies4.5
CRJS315Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Theory4.5
CRJS330Constitutional Issues in Criminal Procedures4.5
CRJS405Research Methods & Statistics for Criminal Justice4.5
CRJS499Senior Capstone in Criminal Justice4.5
Total Credit Hours:54
General Electives

CreditsSelect 10 undergraduate Elective courses

Total Credit Hours:45
General Criminal Justice Track

CreditsIn lieu of a Specialization, select 5 Criminal Justice Electives from any of the Specializations below

Total Credit Hours:22.5

Specialization Options

Corrections and Case Management


CRJS435Prison Law4.5
CRJS445Offender Rehabilitation4.5
CRJS450Advanced Topics in Corrections4.5
CRJS454Case Management & Treatment Planning4.5
CRJS456Psychopharmacology for Criminal Justice Professionals4.5
Forensic Science


CRJS406Criminalistics II4.5
CRJS471Medicolegal Death Investigation4.5
CRJS478Forensic Biology4.5
CRJS455Criminal Investigation4.5
Homeland Security and Crisis Management


CRJS225Foundations of Crisis Management4.5
CRJS370Terrorism and Homeland Security4.5
CRJS380Critical Infrastructures4.5
CRJS416Homeland Security & Crisis Management Planning4.5
CRJS426Communication and Crisis Planning4.5
Law Enforcement


CRJS320Community Oriented Policing4.5
CRJS360Advanced Law Enforcement4.5
CRJS370Terrorism and Homeland Security4.5
CRJS455Criminal Investigation4.5

Total Credit Hours: 22.5

Total Credit Hours : 180

Criminal Justice Classes Overview


Security and Loss Prevention

This course examines the theories and principles of security and loss prevention through a systematic review of key issues and concepts associated with the reduction and prevention of personal and corporate loss. This course will review the historical development of loss prevention, exposures to losses, risk assessment techniques and strategies to minimize loss and improve security.

Comparative Criminal Justice System

This course is designed to give students a rationale for understanding and appreciating the different ways justice is conceived and administered internationally. This course serves as a basis for comparing various justice systems as they relate to the American justice system. Students will explore how various countries organize their law enforcement, judicial systems and corrections agencies, and compare them with the American criminal justice system.

Crime and Substance Abuse

This course examines drug abuse and its relationship to crime. Topics include the statistical relationship between drugs and crime, drug laws and courts, drug prevention programs and public policy concerning the use and abuse of substances.

Administration of Criminal Justice

This course focuses on the challenges administrators face in law enforcement, courts and corrections. Students will examine the various organizational frameworks in the criminal justice system and the concepts, organizational principles and models associated with these criminal justice agencies.


Criminalistics is part I of a two part series. This course is a survey course of forensic science. The course content will focus on defining “forensic science”; recognizing practices of legitimate, junk and fraudulent science; examining the properties of physical evidence; discussing the scope, potential and limitations of a variety of forensic sciences; examining analytical techniques applied by forensic scientists; evaluating the criteria for admissibility of scientific evidence; and discussing the ethical responsibilities of forensic scientists.

Terrorism and Homeland Security

This course presents an overview of the key security issues facing the United States in both the areas of Homeland Security and Terrorism. It introduces students to the changing dynamics of homeland security at both the national and state levels. Students will explore the various dynamics of providing security in different settings. Additionally, the history and future of terrorism will be examined.

Offender Rehabilitation

This course focuses on the various factors utilized to develop personalized sentencing and treatment plans for individual offenders. It examines the personality of the offender who may be diagnosed as a psychopath, sociopath, drug addict or mentally ill person. Students will study how to develop treatment plans that will assist in the rehabilitation of the offender.

Criminal Investigation

This course explores the elements of investigation including crime scenes, witnesses and evidence and includes such topics as investigative techniques, evidence documentation, interrogation and arrest. The course addresses the particulars of investigating major crimes.

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