The Program in Depth

The Generalist specialization within the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree program is designed to offer a well-rounded overview of the criminal justice system.

You Can Learn How to:

  • Apply appropriate knowledge and skills necessary for a vital career in criminal justice and related professions
  • Analyze and synthesize key theories of criminology, including the causes of crime, typologies, offenders and victimization
  • Differentiate between the substantive and procedural aspects of the criminal and juvenile justice processes
  • Use the knowledge and understanding of law enforcement, homeland security and crisis management principles to analyze and evaluate police organization, discretion, terrorist threats and legal constraints
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of law adjudication including criminal law, prosecution, defense, court procedures and legal decision-making processes

Some Courses You'll Take

At AIU, more of the courses you take will be in your field of interest, on average, than at other similar schools. For a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a Generalist specialization, your classes can include:

Security and Loss Prevention or Program Elective

This course examines the theories and principles of security and loss prevention through a systematic review of key issues and concepts associated wit...

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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 cour...

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Administration of Criminal Justice

This course focuses on the challenges administrators face in law enforcement, courts and corrections. Students will examine the various organizational...

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Course content subject to change

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A Flexible Degree That Fits Your Life

Real-World Education

You’ll study under professors who are industry specialists , learning the relevant skills, fundamental practices and specific knowledge related to your field.

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Internships & Other Career Support

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Classes start January 4th!