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Admissions Requirements

Admissions Requirements

To qualify for admission into the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration program, applicants must:

  • Submit an application
  • Submit Official Transcripts from previous accredited schools previously attended
  • Complete and submit a writing sample to demonstrate college-level writing skills

*Interested in having your unofficial transcripts reviewed? Click here to complete our transcript evaluation form.


  • English Composition I & II (English Composition can be waived if the applicant demonstrates writing proficiency)

Foundation Courses - Students must take five of the following seven courses before entering the program:

  1. Introduction to Criminal Justice
  2. Introduction to Corrections
  3. Juvenile Delinquency
  4. Criminology
  5. Criminal Law
  6. Criminal Court Procedures
  7. Criminal Investigation


Prior Learning Assessment 

Adult students often possess a wide range of personal and professional experiences when they enroll in college. Many of these experiences may contain learning that's comparable to what you might learn in a college course. Our Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) process is designed to help you determine if you have additional credit that can be awarded to you for what you've already accomplished!

Check out the PLA Guide Here!

Prior Learning Assessment can include any of the following:

1) Evaluation of professional licenses or certifications (i.e., EMT license, insurance license, nursing assistant certification and Six Sigma certifications).
2) Professional training programs including the following: 

  • Police academy
  • Corrections training
  • Military training

3) Proficiency examinations such as CLEP or DANTES
4) Essays you write to describe the learning you have acquired through various life experiences such as: project management, operating a small business, grant writing, volunteering, raising children and caring for aging parents.

There is no maximum number of credits that may be earned through the PLA process, though all academic requirements (such as general education requirements) must still be satisfied. Many people find PLA a less expensive and faster way to earn college credit rather than taking additional courses. After your enrollment, you will have the opportunity to work with a PLA advisor to learn more.

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Tuition and Fees:


Completion Time:

20 months

Career Opportunities

  • ATF Agent
  • Border Patrol Agent
  • Corrections Officer
  • DEA Agent
  • Deputy Marshal
  • Detective
  • FBI Agent
  • Investigator
  • Parole Officer
  • Police Officer
  • Probation Officer
  • Secret Service Special Agent
  • U.S. Marshal
  • U.S. Customs Agent
  • Victim Advocate
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