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Bachelor's DegreeCriminal Justice: Major in Administration

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Criminal Justice Administation Degree Program - Westwood CollegeHave a positive impact on your community with a rewarding career in criminal justice administration. A Westwood College criminal justice: major in administration degree will prepare you for entry-level careers in a variety of criminal justice areas, including victim assistance, youth counseling and the court system. Through hands-on coursework and preparation in interactive classes taught by industry professionals you'll acquire the practical skills necessary to launch your career in criminal justice.

Program features include:

  • a broad-based understanding of the criminal justice field
  • grounding in constitutional law and the U.S. court system
  • writing and communications courses to enhance reporting skills needed to succeed in the criminal justice profession
  • a capstone course to demonstrate criminal justice skills and critical thinking to potential employers
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  • Course Info

    A criminal justice: major in administration bachelor’s degree opens up a world of possibilities. Course topics may include:

    • Criminal Justice Administration
    • Diversity in Criminal Justice
    • Juvenile Justice
    • Constitutional Law
    • Mental Health Crisis and Intervention
    • Victimology and Domestic Violence

    Course breakdown

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    Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:

    • Compare and contrast the various components of the criminal justice system
    • Explore the impact of contemporary society issues on the criminal justice system
    • Compare the legal, social, and political parameters within the criminal justice field
    • Analyze information and develop solutions to challenges within the criminal justice system
    • Evaluate administrative and management structures within criminal justice organizations

    Locations offering this degree:*

    California
    Anaheim Campus - Anaheim, CA
    Inland Empire Campus - Upland, CA
    Los Angeles Campus - Los Angeles, CA
    South Bay Campus - Torrance, CA

    Georgia
    Atlanta Midtown Campus - Atlanta, GA
    Atlanta Northlake Campus - Atlanta, GA

    Illinois
    Chicago Loop Campus - Chicago, IL
    O'Hare Airport Campus - Chicago, IL
    River Oaks Campus - Calumet City, IL

    Colorado
    Denver North Campus - Denver, CO
    Denver South Campus - Denver, CO

    Virginia
    Annandale Campus - Annandale, VA
    Arlington Ballston Campus - Arlington, VA

    Online
    Online Campus

    *Not all programs are offered every term. Check with the campus of interest for current program offerings.

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    Did You Know?

    Our fast-track approach can help you earn your associate degree in as little as 17 months or your bachelor's degree in as little as three years.

  • Careers

    Where could your Criminal Justice: Major in Administration degree take you?

    Our criminal justice: major in administration bachelor's degree program provides the educational background and hands-on experience necessary to successfully begin a career in criminal justice. Take a look at a few of the career fields that may be available to graduates of this program.*

    • Corrections
    • Criminal justice
    • Juvenile justice
    • Security


    *Graduates without experience in the field will likely start in entry-level positions. Westwood College does not guarantee employment or salary.  Please refer to westwood.edu/disclosures for important information about our programs, including salary information, job titles and employers of our graduates, as well as information about median loan debt and potential occupations from the Department of Education. Westwood prepares graduates for certification. Graduates wishing to attain certification must take and pass any applicable test/exams.

    Request More Information

    Our graduates receive hands-on, career-focused training. Don't wait another day; start transforming your life into the one you've always wanted.

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    Did You Know?

    Our fast-track approach can help you earn your associate degree in as little as 17 months or your bachelor's degree in as little as three years.

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  • Graduate Outcomes

    For important information about our programs, including salary information, job titles and employers of our graduates, as well as median loan debt and potential occupations listed by the Department of Education, select the link below related to the campus in which you are interested.

    For recently-added programs where there are no graduates yet, not all data is available  Additional information from those programs will be included in future releases. Data is included for any of the listed campuses where the program has been taught.

    The list of SOC codes is based on Department of Education standards pulled from IPEDS CIP-SOC crosswalk.  While the Department of Education requires all job titles to be listed, Westwood College has not found that our programs prepare graduates for all job titles listed. Actual entry-level jobs for graduates in each program may vary.