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Bachelor of Science Completion Program in Criminal Justice Leadership

Available Online

Developed by an advisory group of law enforcement professionals, teachers, business leaders, and civic personnel representation, the Bachelor of Science (BS) in Criminal Justice Leadership is designed to prepare individuals to be successful in entering or advancing in the law enforcement profession.

This unique online bachelor completion program integrates courses from business/management, law, and public administration. It prepares graduates to pursue careers in the core criminal areas of police work - both public and private - as well as positions seeking criminal justice information and data, homeland security, victim services, and other social service agencies typically linked to the criminal justice system. small group/team work.

Program Learning Outcomes

With personal and professional development as the background, the BS in Criminal Justice Leadership at JFK University offers law enforcement officers and those in related professions an opportunity to expand their academic and professional skills in these areas:

  • Organizational behavior and strategic human resource management.
  • Legal issues in law enforcement.
  • The relationship among law, criminal activity, social issues, political systems, economics, and justice.
  • Human psychology and the sociology of 21st century civic communities and their issues.
  • Budgeting and financial management for organizational planning.
  • Management and business information systems.
  • Working with diverse populations and communities.
  • Ethical and socially responsible law enforcement leadership practices.
  • Management and team building.
  • Communication and collaboration.
  • Critical thinking and creative problem solving.


The total units required for the BS in Criminal Justice Leadership is 180 units. The number of units required to complete the degree will vary depending on the number of lower and upper division transfer units; upper division units may be fulfilled with upper division electives available through the College of Business and Professional Studies.

Lower Division General Education Requirements (minimum 45 units)
Communications (9 units)
Humanities (12 units)
Math (3 units)
Natural Science (9 units)
Social Science (12 units)

Upper Division Requirements (76 Units)

All courses are 4 units unless otherwise indicated.
CJL 3101 Principals of Administration & Law Enforcement 
CJL 3200 Change Management, Contemporary Civic & Public Leadership
CJL 3201 Organizational Structure, Culture , Politics & Change
CJL 3300 Media Relations (3)
CJL 3320 Ethics and Morals in Law Enforcement
CJL 3360 Community Level Response to Terrorism
CJL 4100 Introduction to Organizational Problems & Issues in Law Enforcement
CJL 4300 Advanced Study of Organization Problems & Issues in Law Enforcement
CJL 4995 Capstone Course Research Writing Crim. Justice Leadership Project

BUS 3000 Financial Accounting
BUS 3151 Principles of Management
BUS 4040 Management Information Systems
LIB 4000 Collaborative Problem Solving
LIB 3033 Statistics for Social Science
PLS 3111 Law & Social Justice
PLS 3113 Social, Cultural & Political Issues in Business
PYC 4307 Forensic Psychology
LIB 4800 Introduction to Service Learning (1)
LIB 4805 Practicum in Service Learning (3)