Bachelor of Arts in Leadership Studies with a minor in Criminal Justice

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Students enrolled in the B.A. in Leadership Studies pursuing a minor in Criminal Justice will study the administration of justice, corrections, criminological theory, law adjudication, law enforcement, research, and analytic methods. The curriculum allows students to develop an understanding of the criminal justice system, correctional philosophy, incarceration, treatment of offenders, history, theory and practice of the legal environment, police organization, criminal law, and research methods appropriate to the study of criminal justice.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon graduation, students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts in Leadership Studies with a minor in criminal justice will demonstrate the following skills and abilities:

Leadership Knowledge

  • PLO#1: Students will apply leadership theories through ethical and reflective decisions in varied organizational structures.

Criminal Justice Knowledge

  • PLO#2: Students will analyze the criminal justice system, systems of social control, policies and practices, victimology, and juvenile justice using theory and research.
  • PLO#3: Students will design research in criminal justice/criminology using quantitative and qualitative research methods.

Communication

  • PLO#4: Use written and oral communication guidelines based upon APA style and accepted industry practices to clearly express ideas, concepts, and demonstrate the ability to apply in the appropriate business setting.

Ethics

  • PLO#5: Demonstrate an appreciation and knowledge of professional and ethical responsibilities.

Program Completion Timeline

A full-time student who takes courses in the summer can expect to complete this program in four (4) years. For most students, this program can take anywhere from four (4) years to seven (7) years to complete.

General Studies Requirements (36 credits)

  • E 101 English Grammar
  • E102 English Composition (Prereq: E101)
  • Sp 107 Effective Oral Communication
  • SS 112 Interpersonal Cross-Cultural Communication
  • Math 117 Basic Concepts of Mathematics
  • Hist 253 Survey of World History
  • SC 260 Basic Computers and Word Processing
  • E 351 Literature of the Western World
  • SC 366 Principles of Science
  • Hist 228 Survey of American History
  • Hist 414 Church History

Bible/Theology Requirements (30 credits)

  • Bi 105 Pentateuch
  • Bi 111 Life of Christ
  • Bi 117 Biblical Literature
  • Th 203 Systematic Theology I
  • Th 213 Systematic Theology II
  • Th 313 Systematic Theology III
  • Bi 322 Apocalyptic Literature
  • Th 325 Apologetics
  • Bi 323 New Testament Literature
  • Bi/Th Elective

Leadership Studies Core Courses (42 credits)

  • Ath 115 Foundations for University Life and Ministry
  • LS 101 Developing the Healthy Leader
  • Acct 101 Accounting and Financial Management
  • LS 205 Enhancing Leadership Through Technology
  • LS 300 Dynamics of Global Leadership
  • LS 318 Dynamics of Biblical Leadership
  • LS 339 Conflict Management
  • LS 382 Personality Profiles and Models for Leadership
  • LS 384 Exploring Gender Differences
  • LS 427 Principles of Organizational Administration
  • LS 454 Leadership Coaching
  • LS 462 Leadership Principles in Business
  • LS 463 Internship: Leadership
  • LS 465 Strategic Planning and Decision Making

Criminal Justice Courses (30 credits)

  • CJ 120 Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • CJ 220 Introduction to Law Enforcement
  • CJ 230 Introduction to Criminal Law
  • CJ 320 Ethics in Criminal Justice
  • CJ 330 Research Methods in Criminal Justice
  • CJ 340 The Constitution and the Criminal Justice System
  • CJ 420 Criminal Justice Administration
  • CJ 430 Special Topics in Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice Specialty Course Descriptions

Introduction to Criminal Justice (CJ 120)

This course will provide an overview of the criminal justice system. This course will also examine the contributions and interrelations of the police, courts, and department of corrections.

Introduction to Law Enforcement (CJ 220)

This course will provide students with the fundamentals of law enforcement. Students will learn the chronology of policing, from the pre-American experience to current events. The class will also focus on police activities and current trends and issues in law enforcement.

Introduction to Criminal Law (CJ 230)

Pre-requisite Introduction to Criminal Justice

This course will cover criminal offenses by statutory and common law definition/classification. Students will be introduced to criminal procedures, prosecution, defense, court procedures and decision-making. This course will also explore historical developments and contemporary forms of criminal definitions.

Ethics in Criminal Justice (CJ 320)

This course will provide an exploration of standards and codes of professional responsibility in criminal Justice Professions (Law Enforcement Code of Ethics, ABA Standards of Professional Responsibility, American Jail Association Code of Ethics for Jail Officers, and the American Correctional Association Code of Ethics). Students will learn about remaining impartial, respecting the badge and the office, use of excessive force, intimidation, deception, and hostility towards groups.

Research methods in Criminal Justice (CJ330)

This course will explore the qualitative and quantitative research methods that are associated with measuring criminology and criminal justice reality.

The Constitution and the Criminal Justice System

This course will examine the criminal justice system as it relates to the constitution of the United States. The course will examine the history of legal doctrine concerning the current criminal justice system. Students will examine the ways the United States has dealt with the problem of criminal behavior over time.

Criminal Justice Administration (CJ 420)

This course will focus on the role of race and gender in the Criminal Justice system. The topics to be explored include the criminal justice system, systems of social control and their policies and practices, victimology, and juvenile justice.

Special Topics in Criminal Justice (CJ 430)

Prerequisite: Research Methods in Criminal Justice

In this course, students will examine varied topics in the field of criminal justice. Students will choose a topic of interest to create their capstone project. This course will also allow students to focus on the contemporary study of criminal justice as well as their professional development.

B.A. Leadership Studies with Criminal Justice Minor

Course Cycle

FRESHMAN YEAR

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Summer Semester

LS 101 - Developing the Healthy Leader

Math 117Basic Concepts of Mathematics

Bi 117Biblical Literature

E 101English Grammar

E 102English Composition

Math 117Basic Concepts of Mathematics

Sp 107Effective Oral Communication

SS 112Interpersonal Cross-cultural Communication

 

CJ 120Introduction to Criminal Justice

Bi 117Biblical Literature

 

Ath 115Foundations for University Life and Ministry

Bi 105Pentateuch

 

 

BUS 121Business Writing and Communication

 

 

SOPHOMORE YEAR

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Summer Semester

LS 205Enhancing Leadership and Management Through Technology

Sc 260Basic Computers / Word Processing

LS 205Enhancing Leadership and Management Through Technology

Acct 101Accounting and Financial Management

Bi 111Life of Christ

Hist 253Survey of World History

HIST 228Survey of American History

CJ 230Introduction to Criminal Law

 

CJ 220Introduction to Law Enforcement

Hist 253Survey of World History

 

Th 203Systematic Theology I

Th 213Systematic Theology II

 

 

JUNIOR YEAR

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Summer Semester

Bi 322Apocalyptic Literature

CJ 320Ethics in Criminal Justice

LS 300Dynamics of Global Leadership

Th 325Apologetics

LS 382Personality Profiles and Models of Leadership

 

LS 339Conflict Management

Th 313Systematic Theology III

 

LS 318Dynamics of Biblical Leadership

Sc 366Principles of Science

 

Bi 323New Testament Epistles

E 351Literature of the Western World

 

 

SENIOR YEAR

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Summer Semester

LS 427Principles of Organizational Administration

Hist 414Church History

LS 384Exploring Gender Differences

LS 465Strategic Planning and Decision Making

LS 384Exploring Gender Differences

 

LS 465Strategic Planning and Decision Making

LS 454Leadership Coaching

CJ 420Criminal Justice Administration

 

CJ 330Research Methods in Criminal Justice

LS 463Internship: Leadership Studies

 

CJ 340The Constitution and the Criminal Justice System

CJ 430Special Topics in Criminal Justice

 

 

 
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