Who commits crime? Is the United States correctional system tough or easy on criminals? Has Homeland Security effectively created a safer environment in a post 9/11 world? The Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice leads students to examine these and other questions about the scientific study of criminal behaviors in their complex sociological settings. The B.A. in Criminal Justice (BACJ) imparts leadership skills to a new class of specialist – a dedicated person who employs professional knowledge of social and organizational groups and the individuals within them to enhance the fairness and effectiveness of the American criminal justice system.
The BACJ degree program utilizes the subject matter expertise from criminal justice, social science, sociology, political science, and organizational leadership. The course offerings provide adult learners the requisite tools to quickly become valuable and valued members of both public and private sector organizations, possessing effective communication skills, analytical problem-solving skills, strong ethical principles, and both a practical and theoretical understanding of organizational dynamics.
The graduates from the Ameritas College Bachelor in Criminal Justice complete the concentration in Homeland Security.