Bachelor of Criminal Justice in Justice Administration

Tiffin University’s Online and Off-Campus Program is specifically designed to help students complete their degree without missing a single day of work. Students with approximately two years or more of prior college credit can complete a Bachelor of Criminal Justice degree in Justice Administration in about two years. Our faculty brings real-world expertise into the classroom, so it is all relevant to your career success. Many of our students are working professionals, so you will make real connections. We do not make “ivory tower promises” – we deliver the goods for your real-world success!


Course Descriptions

PSY 301-Adult Development and Life Assessment (3 credit hours)
Course closely examines the nature of transitions in adult life and explores the skills needed to successfully navigate those transitions by “mastering the art of self-renewal.” Through a process of self-discovery, adult learners will come to a new understanding of themselves and others.  (5 weeks) Offered as part of the Online and Off-Campus Program only

ENG 365- Issues in Literature (3 credit hours) (w)
This course is conducted as a forum wherein students read, analyze, and discuss different works of fiction and poetry. Special attention is given to those literary works that focus on the challenges of being responsible adults. Students will be asked to make personal connections with the material, using their own lives and work experi­ences as a means to focus on literary technique in the established literary canon. They will be challenged to make the transition from superficial reading of a text to a deeper interpretation and appreciation for literary theories and concepts. This is a writing intensive course. (5 weeks)
Pre-requisite: Six hours of writing or composition. Offered as part of the Justice Administration Program only

SOC 350-Social Behavior (3 credit hours)
This course focuses on how people think about, influence, and relate to others as well as how others influence our perception of ourselves. This course will examine how people act in groups and how groups affect their members. Some of the topics in this course include: social perception, attitudes and persuasion, prejudice and discrimination, different sources of social influence, helping behavior and aggression. Emphasis will be placed on how concepts and research in social psychology can be applied to various aspects of the criminal justice system. (5 weeks) Offered as part of the Online and Off-Campus Program only

*COR 320-Correctional Thought and Procedures (3 credit hours)
Course considers the social, economic, and political consequences of crime and punishment from a number of critical perspectives. These perspectives enable adult learners to understand the causal relationships between various social factors. (5 weeks) Offered as part of the Justice Administration Program only

FOR 344-Psychology of Violence and Aggression (3 credit hours) (w)
Course examines the changes in the methods, patterns, and meanings of violence. Special attention is paid to individual and collective violence in the streets, in schools, at home, within the media, by the police, by terrorists and by the military. The major theories explaining the causes of violence, important research about attitudes toward violence, and the showing of force to bring about change are reviewed. This is a writing-intensive course. (5 weeks)

FOR 366-Substance Abuse (3 credit hours)
This is a comprehensive course that explores the topic of substance abuse from many perspectives, including the history of drug abuse and drug laws; physiological and physical effects of drugs on the body, emotional, psychological & social perspectives/effects, the differentiation of use, abuse, and addiction and how they affect therapy, as well as a comprehensive examination of therapies. The course provides an in-depth overview of the multi-faceted issues related to substance abuse. (5 weeks) Offered as part of the Justice Administration Program only

*ENF 393-Criminal Nature (3 credit hours)
Course examines the nature, variation, and courses of crime with emphasis on theories of crime and criminal behavior. Topics will include social pathology, traditional crime and criminals, and emergent criminal activities such as computer assisted crime. An examination of the nature, variation, and causes of crime with emphasis on theories of crime and criminal behavior and the study of social institutions and their influence on labeling and labeling behavior. (5 weeks)

ENF 400-Comparative Criminal Justice Systems (3 credit hours)
Study of national and international criminal justice systems with emphasis on law enforcement. The historical, cultural, and operational similarities and differences will be explored. Contemporary research relating to law enforcement, adjudicative, and correctional systems will be considered. (5 weeks) Offered as part of the Justice Administration Program only

*ENF 323-Issues in Law Enforcement (3 credit hours)
This courseexamines decision making in the criminal justice system in the United States. This course is designed to provide the student with a detailed comprehension of how criminal justice professionals make decisions in a multi-faceted civil framework of existence. This course further examines criminal justice decision makers on what they do, the problems they face, and the many reforms and innovations they must evolve into. (5 weeks)

*ENF 317-Introduction to CJ Leadership (3 credit hours)
This course introduces students to the leadership process by examining the concepts and theories of leadership in order to help students develop the skills necessary to becoming leaders in the workplace, the community and the larger global society. The course emphasizes the relationship between theory and leadership practice, and the moral and civic responsibilities of leadership. Aspects of leadership will have a criminal justice focus. (5 weeks)

*ENF 450 Crime Analysis (3 credit hours)
An introduction to the concept, applications, and methods of crime analysis as it is used in municipal, county, state, and federal law enforcement and other criminal justice agencies. The course will include how to form a crime analysis unit, which has effective relationships with patrol, criminal investigation, and other field operations units. It will also focus on methods of how to collect, collate, analyze, and employ crime data to predict future criminal events, including when and where perpetrators will strike. (5 weeks)

SOC 360-Multicultural Issues in Society (3 credit hours) (w)
An analysis of the problems and economic and social positions of minority groups in the United States. Interactions among historical and current social forces and institutions that influence group and individual behavior will be examined. New trends in intergroup relations, emergence of new minorities, and the contesting for program funding and services will be explored. This course also examines the struggles over income, property, and power on the inter-personal, community, national, and international levels. This is a writing intensive course. (5 weeks)

ENF 335-Law Enforcement Supervision (3 credit hours) (w)
A study of management theories and their impact on law enforcement agencies. Topics include, but are not limited to, agency structure, management of personnel, fiscal management, and civil and criminal liabilities for police personnel. This is a writing intensive course. (5 weeks) Prerequisite: JUS 110

MAT 326-Statistics for Criminal Justice Majors (3 credit hours)
This course provides the mathematical framework for our capstone research methods class. It will provide students with a basic understanding of how to use data for research purposes. It will also focus on the various statistical methods and formulas for analyzing and interpreting data. (5 weeks)
Pre-requisite: MAT 174. Offered as part of the Justice Administration Program only

SCS 440-Theory and Application of Leadership (3 credit hours)
This interactive course examines theories and approaches to leadership. This course provides historical analysis of leaders and the evolution of leadership theory as well as gender and cultural approach to the topic. Students will gain an understanding of the leadership process and its elements, leaders, followers and contexts. The course will review the scholarship and research of leadership and provide a synthesis of the contemporary leadership models. (5 weeks

JUS 361-Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice (3 credit hours)
This course is designed to identify and examine ethical issues among practitioners and students in the criminal justice fields. Such issues may include the discretionary power of arrest, the use of deadly force, the decision to prosecute, participation in plea bargaining, representationof the guilty, and the imposition of punishment, to name a few. The course will promote inquiry that combines ethical analysis with a practical awareness of the realities of the criminal justice system. (5 weeks) Prerequisites: PHI 110 and JUS202

*JUS 463-Applied Research Design (6 credit hours)(w)
Course provides a unique, integrative research experience. Students will learn the fundamental steps of the research process including formulating research questions, developing specific hypotheses, designing various types of studies, and collecting, analyzing and interpreting the results. With this knowledge, students will design, conduct, and write a formal report on a research project in a criminal justice agency. Students will stay current in the field by reading and understanding articles that appear in scholarly and professional journals. This is a writing intensive course. (10 weeks)

Bachelor of Criminal Justice in Justice Administration Courses and Sequencing

Course Designation Course Title Weeks Credits
Term 1      
PSY 301 Adult Development and Life Assessment 5 3
ENG 365 (w) Issues in Literature 5 3
SOC 350 Social Behavior 5 3
*COR 320 Correctional Thought and Procedures 5 3
Total 12 crs.
Term 2      
FOR 344 Psychology of Violence and Aggression 5 3
FOR 366 Substance Abuse 5 3
*ENF 393 Criminal Nature 5 3
*ENF 400 Comparative Criminal Justice Systems 5 3
Total 12 crs.
Term 3    
*ENF 323 Issues in Law Enforcement 5 3
*ENF 317 Introduction to CJ Leadership 5 3
*ENF 450 Crime Analysis 5 3
SOC 360 (w) Multicultural Issues in Society 5 3
  Total 12 crs.
Term 4    
*ENF 335 (w) Law Enforcement Supervision 5 3
MAT 326

Statistics for Criminal Justice Majors

5 3
SCS 440 Theory and Application of Leadership 5 3
JUS 361 Ethical Issues in CJ 5 3
   Total 12 crs.
Term 5    
*JUS 463 (w) Applied Research Design 10 6
    Total 6 crs.
  17 courses 90 weeks 54 crs.

*Indicates Major Course

(w) Indicates Writing Intensive Course


What are my career opportunities? 

Here are just a few career opportunities in the Criminal Justice field.

Corrections:

  • Adult or juvenile probation officer
  • Case manager
  • Case worker
  • Child protective services investigator
  • Corrections program administrator
  • Corrections program counselor
  • Court administrator
  • Delinquency prevention counselor
  • Drug counselor
  • Jail or prison corrections officer

Law Enforcement:

  • Civil rights investigator
  • County sheriff's deputy
  • Criminal investigator for federal agencies
  • Criminal investigator or detective
  • Fraud investigator; banking, medical, business, government, etc.
  • Homeland Security
  • Intelligence Analyst
  • Municipal police officer
  • Police program administrator
  • Police Program Administrator
  • Prosecutor's office investigator
  • Prosecutor's Office Investigator
  • Special agent, investigator, police officer, inspector, or intelligence analyst for the FBI, Customs, IRS, Treasury, ATF, Naval Investigative Service, INS, Defense, U.S. Marshal, Postal Service, White House, U.S. Capitol, U.S. Congress, Library of Congress, General Services Administration, etc.
  • State trooper
  • Undercover narcotics officer
  • University, hospital, railroad or transit police officer

Forensic Psychology:

  • Addiction rehabilitation counselor
  • Case manager
  • Community educator
  • Court diversion program worker
  • Court mediation administrator
  • Domestic violence shelter counselor
  • Family court mediator
  • House parent
  • Human services investigator
  • Probation or parole officer
  • Psychologist: treatment, testing, etc.
  • Researcher or research assistant
  • Substance abuse worker
  • Youth counselor
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