Criminal Justice


Bachelors Degree


Degree Details
  • Required Major Units
    48
  • Cost Per Unit
    $547
  • Estimated Major Cost
    $26k
  • Avg. Completion (Months)
    16
  • Accreditation
    WASC Accredited

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Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice



Overview

Career rewards beyond measure - protect and serve

The format of the online Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree program allows working professionals to stay on the job while preparing them for careers or advancement in a variety of jobs including local, state and federal law enforcement agencies, and as security personnel, including preparation for graduate study in related public service fields.

A degree in criminal justice can lead to a variety of different jobs from the crime scene to the courtroom. Classes are taught by experienced faculty, including many active and retired members of law enforcement and other related professions, who impart practical knowledge that can be immediately applied to the job as well as to future career goals. Courses integrate Christian principles as they apply to ethics, justice, and other key issues related to the field of criminal justice. The job market for criminal justice is growing, explore new opportunities in cyber security, homeland security and/or criminal justice management and administration. 

The online Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree program is designed to take students through a journey that embraces personal, professional, and spiritual transformation. Students graduating from the program will be equipped to address issues in a global context, with the ethical standards of a Christian heritage. In addition, students will leave the program with the capacity to self-reflect, think critically, lead and engage others, and make effective decisions.

Consistent with the University student outcomes, upon completion of the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree, graduates will be able to:

  1. Effectively prepare and present oral and written reports, synthesize the history and philosophy of criminal justice in America, and describe, apply and analyze American political systems, including the US Federal system of government, with an emphasis on examining public administration in the context of criminal justice practices.
  2. Develop, prepare and present oral and written reports whereby challenging students to develop leadership and ethical perspectives for delivery of public services within the criminal justice field, incorporating values of personal integrity, accountability to the public’s interest, including equity and fairness, to the study of criminal justice.
  3. Effectively prepare and present oral and written reports examining the principles of emergency management and disaster preparedness, using technology in the management of criminal justice data, demonstrating the ability to define terrorism activities and describe the preparation and response to homeland security matters within United States criminal justice arena.
  4. Effectively prepare and present oral and written reports examining and describing the introduction of criminal justice and additionally examines the effects of minority communities in the criminal justice field, demonstrate, define and  apply theories of criminology as it relates to criminal justice systems.
  5. Develop and present oral and written reports demonstrating critical thinking and research skills in criminal justice, with an emphasis on comparative studies examining the functions, institutions and operation of the United States and foreign criminal justice systems.

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Course Requirements

Prerequisites to Program

Composition

Composition

This is a process-based writing class that focuses on academic writing, reading, and critical thinking as expressed in expository and analytical writing assignments through 5 to 7 substantial essays over the course of the semester. Develops fluency, coherence, style, effectiveness, and literary analysis. Students must pass this course with a C- or better to fulfill general competency requirements and to proceed to ENG 123. Prerequisite: ENG 103. Placement into this course is determined by ACT/SAT scores. Placement may be challenged by the Writing Placement Exam. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Fall 2016
ENG113 AE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Bowley, Vanessa Lynn
Fall 2016
ENG113 FE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Online N/A N/A Alzen, Jessica L.
Fall 2016
ENG113 GE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Online N/A N/A Morris, Brian Richard
Fall 2016
ENG113 BE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Online N/A N/A Sung, Tae
Fall 2016
ENG113 DE Session 2
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
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6:00 -
7:50 PM
Sung, Tae
Fall 2016
ENG113 CE Session 2
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Online N/A N/A Sung, Tae
Spring 2017
ENG113 BE Session 1
01/09/2017
03/05/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
ENG113 AE Session 1
01/09/2017
03/05/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
ENG113 CE Session 2
03/06/2017
04/30/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
ENG113 DE Session 2
03/06/2017
04/30/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
ENG113 AE Session 1
05/08/2017
07/02/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
ENG113 BE Session 1
05/08/2017
07/02/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
ENG113 CE Session 1
05/08/2017
07/02/2017
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Staff
Summer 2017
ENG113 DE Session 2
07/03/2017
08/27/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
ENG113 FE Session 2
07/03/2017
08/27/2017
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Staff
Fall 2017
ENG113 AE Session 1
09/05/2017
10/29/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
ENG113 BE Session 1
09/05/2017
10/29/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
ENG113 CE Session 1
09/05/2017
10/29/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
ENG113 DE Session 2
10/30/2017
12/23/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
ENG113 AE Session 1
01/08/2018
03/04/2018
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Staff
Spring 2018
ENG113 BE Session 1
01/08/2018
03/04/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
ENG113 CE Session 2
03/05/2018
04/29/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
ENG113 DE Session 2
03/05/2018
04/29/2018
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
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6:00 -
7:50 PM
Staff
Summer 2018
ENG113 AE Session 1
05/07/2018
07/01/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2018
ENG113 BE Session 1
05/07/2018
07/01/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2018
ENG113 CE Session 2
07/02/2018
08/26/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2018
ENG113 DE Session 2
07/02/2018
08/26/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Intermediate Composition

Intermediate Composition

Continued practice in writing with emphasis on critical thinking, argument, analysis and interpretation of multicultural readings and other interdisciplinary expository materials. Includes the writing of a major research paper (or report) in addition to several shorter essays requiring various types of documentation. Fieldwork required. This course requires LiveText. Prerequisite: ENG 113 with a grade of C- or better unless the student has demonstrated writing competence through a written placement exam. Note: Students must successfully complete this course with a grade of C- or better to fulfill general education requirements and to begin any literature course. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Fall 2016
ENG123 AE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Youngren, Selina Brigette
Fall 2016
ENG123 JE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Online N/A N/A White, Guy E.
Fall 2016
ENG123 DE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Online N/A N/A Schneider, Thomas R.
Fall 2016
ENG123 CE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Online N/A N/A Flores, Ruth E.
Fall 2016
ENG123 BE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Online N/A N/A Cordes, David J.
Fall 2016
ENG123 LE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Online N/A N/A Fisher, Erin Lynne
Fall 2016
ENG123 FE Session 2
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Sung, Tae
Fall 2016
ENG123 HE Session 2
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Online N/A N/A Schneider, Thomas R.
Fall 2016
ENG123 ME Session 2
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Online N/A N/A Youngren, Selina Brigette
Fall 2016
ENG123 GE Session 2
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Online N/A N/A Schneider, Thomas R.
Fall 2016
ENG123 KE Session 2
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Online N/A N/A Fisher, Erin Lynne
Spring 2017
ENG123 CE Session 1
01/09/2017
03/05/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
ENG123 DE Session 1
01/09/2017
03/05/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
ENG123 FE Session 1
01/09/2017
03/05/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
ENG123 BE Session 1
01/09/2017
03/05/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
ENG123 AE Session 1
01/09/2017
03/05/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
ENG123 GE Session 2
03/06/2017
04/30/2017
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Staff
Spring 2017
ENG123 JE Session 2
03/06/2017
04/30/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
ENG123 KE Session 2
03/06/2017
04/30/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
ENG123 HE Session 2
03/06/2017
04/30/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
ENG123 IE Session 2
03/06/2017
04/30/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
ENG123 AE Session 1
05/08/2017
07/02/2017
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Staff
Summer 2017
ENG123 BE Session 1
05/08/2017
07/02/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
ENG123 CE Session 1
05/08/2017
07/02/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
ENG123 DE Session 1
05/08/2017
07/02/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
ENG123 FE Session 1
05/08/2017
07/02/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
ENG123 GE Session 2
07/03/2017
08/27/2017
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Staff
Summer 2017
ENG123 HE Session 2
07/03/2017
08/27/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
ENG123 IE Session 2
07/03/2017
08/27/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
ENG123 AE Session 1
09/05/2017
10/29/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
ENG123 BE Session 1
09/05/2017
10/29/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
ENG123 CE Session 1
09/05/2017
10/29/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
ENG123 DE Session 1
09/05/2017
10/29/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
ENG123 FE Session 2
10/30/2017
12/23/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
ENG123 GE Session 2
10/30/2017
12/23/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
ENG123 HE Session 2
10/30/2017
12/23/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
ENG123 AE Session 1
01/08/2018
03/04/2018
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Staff
Spring 2018
ENG123 BE Session 1
01/08/2018
03/04/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
ENG123 CE Session 1
01/08/2018
03/04/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
ENG123 DE Session 1
01/08/2018
03/04/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
ENG123 FE Session 2
03/05/2018
04/29/2018
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Staff
Spring 2018
ENG123 GE Session 2
03/05/2018
04/29/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
ENG123 HE Session 2
03/05/2018
04/29/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2018
ENG123 AE Session 1
05/07/2018
07/01/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2018
ENG123 BE Session 1
05/07/2018
07/01/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2018
ENG123 CE Session 1
05/07/2018
07/01/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2018
ENG123 DE Session 1
05/07/2018
07/01/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2018
ENG123 FE Session 1
05/07/2018
07/01/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2018
ENG123 GE Session 2
07/02/2018
08/26/2018
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Staff
Summer 2018
ENG123 HE Session 2
07/02/2018
08/26/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2018
ENG123 IE Session 2
07/02/2018
08/26/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2018
ENG123 JE Session 2
07/02/2018
08/26/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2018
ENG123 KE Session 2
07/02/2018
08/26/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Intermediate Algebra

Intermediate Algebra

This course satisfies the math competency for the general education requirements. It will include instruction in the following areas; roots and radicals, quadratic equations and inequalities, graphing relations and functions, systems of equations and inequalities, and matrices and determinants. Prerequisite: MAT 095 or sufficient SAT, ACT or math placement exam scores. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Fall 2016
MAT115 GE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Online N/A N/A Degeneffe, Timothy Daniel
Fall 2016
MAT115 BE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Online N/A N/A Tucker, Ryan
Fall 2016
MAT115 FE Session 2
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Online N/A N/A Ritzi, Brandi Nicole
Fall 2016
MAT115 DE Session 2
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Online N/A N/A Morris, Elizabeth Ann
Spring 2017
MAT115 BE Session 1
01/09/2017
03/05/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
MAT115 AE Session 1
01/09/2017
03/05/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
MAT115 FE Session 2
03/06/2017
04/30/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
MAT115 CE Session 2
03/06/2017
04/30/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
MAT115 AE Session 1
05/08/2017
07/02/2017
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Staff
Summer 2017
MAT115 BE Session 1
05/08/2017
07/02/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
MAT115 FE Session 2
07/03/2017
08/27/2017
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Staff
Summer 2017
MAT115 CE Session 2
07/03/2017
08/27/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
MAT115 DE Session 2
07/03/2017
08/27/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
MAT115 AE Session 1
09/05/2017
10/29/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
MAT115 BE Session 1
09/05/2017
10/29/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
MAT115 DE Session 2
10/30/2017
12/23/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
MAT115 CE Session 2
10/30/2017
12/23/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
MAT115 AE Session 1
01/08/2018
03/04/2018
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Staff
Spring 2018
MAT115 BE Session 1
01/08/2018
03/04/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
MAT115 DE Session 2
03/05/2018
04/29/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
MAT115 FE Session 2
03/05/2018
04/29/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2018
MAT115 AE Session 1
05/07/2018
07/01/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2018
MAT115 BE Session 1
05/07/2018
07/01/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2018
MAT115 CE Session 2
07/02/2018
08/26/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2018
MAT115 FE Session 2
07/02/2018
08/26/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff

Lower Division Requirements (9 units)

Introduction to Criminal Justice

Introduction to Criminal Justice

A survey of the U.S. system of criminal justice. The history and philosophy of criminal justice administration in America, description of its social and political institutions, and overviews of major issues in the discipline are covered. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Fall 2016
CJS113 BE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Online N/A N/A Kling, Mark P.
Spring 2017
CJS113 AE Session 1
01/09/2017
03/05/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
CJS113 AE Session 1
05/08/2017
07/02/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
CJS113 AE Session 1
09/05/2017
10/29/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
CJS113 KE Session 1
09/05/2017
10/29/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
CJS113 BE Session 1
01/08/2018
03/04/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2018
CJS113 AE Session 1
05/07/2018
07/01/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
American Government

American Government

The course provides an introductory overview of the American political system. It begins with a discussion of the principles of the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights and an examination of their impact on the country. It also covers the avenues and means of democratic citizenship and political influence in American politics. The course further examines the major political institutions in the United States: Congress, Presidency, Bureaucracy, and Courts. In order to assess the impact of government on society, the course concludes with an exploration of public policy. (Meets state requirement in United States Constitution and California Government.) (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Fall 2016
POL213 AE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Online N/A N/A Alexander, Noemi Hernandez
Fall 2016
POL213 CE Session 2
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Online N/A N/A Alexander, Noemi Hernandez
Fall 2016
POL213 DE Session 2
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Online N/A N/A Alexander, Noemi Hernandez
Spring 2017
POL213 AE Session 1
01/09/2017
03/05/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
POL213 BE Session 2
03/06/2017
04/30/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
POL213 CE Session 2
03/06/2017
04/30/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
POL213 AE Session 1
05/08/2017
07/02/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
POL213 BE Session 2
07/03/2017
08/27/2017
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Staff
Summer 2017
POL213 CE Session 2
07/03/2017
08/27/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
POL213 AE Session 1
09/05/2017
10/29/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
POL213 BE Session 2
10/30/2017
12/23/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
POL213 CE Session 2
10/30/2017
12/23/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
POL213 AE Session 1
01/08/2018
03/04/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
POL213 BE Session 2
03/05/2018
04/29/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2018
POL213 AE Session 1
05/07/2018
07/01/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2018
POL213 BE Session 2
07/02/2018
08/26/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2018
POL213 CE Session 2
07/02/2018
08/26/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
State and Local Government

State and Local Government

This course studies the place and responsibilities of state and local governments in the United States and how they relate with other units of government. This includes an assessment of the citizenship and participation in state and local politics, both at the individual and collective level; and then an examination of state political institutions, such as governors, state legislatures, state courts, and administration. The course also covers city and county governments, and other local units of government. Although it is comparative, special attention is given to California politics. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Fall 2016
POL223 AE Session 2
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Online N/A N/A Sundstrom, Linda Marie
Fall 2016
POL223 BE Session 2
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Online N/A N/A Doyle, James F
Spring 2017
POL223 AE Session 2
03/06/2017
04/30/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
POL223 BE Session 2
07/03/2017
08/27/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
POL223 AE Session 2
07/03/2017
08/27/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
POL223 AE Session 2
10/30/2017
12/23/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
POL223 AE Session 2
03/05/2018
04/29/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2018
POL223 AE Session 2
07/02/2018
08/26/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff

Upper Division Requirements (33 units)

Leadership and Ethics for Criminal Justice

Leadership and Ethics for Criminal Justice

A traditional exploration of the field of law enforcement ethics, which broadly encompasses the history of justice and theories of morality and ethics from antiquity to the modern age. It will also cover the ethical problems unique to law enforcement such as "shoot - no shoot" scenarios, the use of force in general, racial profiling and hate crimes, opportunities for corruption in the context of the War on Drugs, and various other law enforcement issues. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Spring 2017
CJS304 AE Session 1
01/09/2017
03/05/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
CJS304 BE Session 1
01/09/2017
03/05/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2018
CJS304 AE Session 1
05/07/2018
07/01/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Minorities in the Criminal Justice System

Minorities in the Criminal Justice System

Students will critically examine the charges of direct and indirect institutional racism within the totality of the criminal justice system. Students will also analyze society's response to crime, cultural, economic and political differences. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Fall 2017
CJS341 AE Session 1
09/05/2017
10/29/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Emergency Management

Emergency Management

This course will cover the principles of emergency management as practiced in the state of California, as well as the County, State and Federal Government. Chief components of the course are the establishment of protocols and procedures, planning and preparedness, intergovernmental responsibilities, developing a response, and mitigating disasters and recovery. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Summer 2017
CJS350 AE Session 2
07/03/2017
08/27/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Information Management

Information Management

This course examines the use of technology in the management of criminal justice data and systems. The course studies trends in the use of modern technology in the administration of management and personnel data. Lastly, the course examines potential unintended consequences of the use of technology in criminal justice management. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Summer 2017
CJS355 AE Session 1
05/08/2017
07/02/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
CJS355 KE Session 1
05/08/2017
07/02/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Historical Perspectives of Criminal Justice

Historical Perspectives of Criminal Justice

The course offers an introduction to the historical study of crime and the administration of justice throughout human history, especially in the United States. The course highlights both changes in criminal behavior and the different ways that societies have sought to deter, punish and rehabilitate. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Fall 2017
CJS360 AE Session 2
10/30/2017
12/23/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Crime and Delinquency

Crime and Delinquency

A study of the traditional and theoretical schools of criminology. Theories relating to individual abnormality and theories relating to cultural influences are examined. Theories of the causes of delinquency and data on delinquent behavior including gangs, minor and major criminal actions, and methods of correction are also covered. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Fall 2016
CJS401 CE Session 2
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Online N/A N/A Wynn, Christopher K.
Fall 2016
CJS401 BE Session 2
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Online N/A N/A Leach, Gary
Spring 2018
CJS401 BE Session 2
03/05/2018
04/29/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
CJS401 CE Session 2
03/05/2018
04/29/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Terrorism and Homeland Security

Terrorism and Homeland Security

This course will cover the detailed study of terrorism, counter terrorism, terrorist personalities, and terrorist groups, including types, tactics, and trends on a worldwide scale as well as domestically. The course also examines the unique challenges posed by the government's war on terrorism and commitment to homeland security. The issues of prevention, civil liberties, and nation building will be examined. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Fall 2016
CJS472 CE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Online N/A N/A Wynn, Christopher K.
Fall 2016
CJS472 BE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Online N/A N/A Leach, Gary
Spring 2018
CJS472 BE Session 1
01/08/2018
03/04/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
CJS472 CE Session 1
01/08/2018
03/04/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Methods of Research for Criminal Justice

Methods of Research for Criminal Justice

The course examines scientific approaches to the study of criminal justice. Students will learn how to research and study crime using the scientific method. Students will be exposed to various research methods and designs, which will be illustrated with criminological examples and exercises. Finally, the students will calculate and interpret measures of central tendency, dispersion, and association. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Spring 2017
CJS485 AE Session 2
03/06/2017
04/30/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
CJS485 BE Session 2
03/06/2017
04/30/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2018
CJS485 AE Session 2
07/02/2018
08/26/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Comparative Criminal Justice

Comparative Criminal Justice

The functions, institutions, and operations of U.S. and foreign criminal justice systems are compared. Comparisons are made between countries similar to the U.S., such as Canada and Great Britain, as well as those which are quite different, such as Asian or Arabic countries. The underlying concepts of law enforcement, judicial and correctional processes will be studied in current and historic perspectives. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Fall 2016
CJS497 BE Session 2
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Online N/A N/A Kling, Mark P.
Fall 2016
CJS497 CE Session 2
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Online N/A N/A Kling, Mark P.
Spring 2018
CJS497 BE Session 2
03/05/2018
04/29/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
CJS497 CE Session 2
03/05/2018
04/29/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Constitutional Law II

Constitutional Law II

This course studies the most important decisions of the Supreme Court on individual rights and the conflicts from which they have arisen, which means examining the trinity of individual values and rights in American civil liberties?freedom, due process, and equality. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Spring 2017
POL485 BE Session 1
01/09/2017
03/05/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
POL485 AE Session 1
01/09/2017
03/05/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
POL485 AE Session 2
07/03/2017
08/27/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2018
POL485 AE Session 1
05/07/2018
07/01/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Principles of Public Administration

Principles of Public Administration

This course examines the scope of public administration. Emphasis on practice as well as theory in personnel administration, financial administration, problems of management, administrative organization, merit systems, and intergovernmental relations by the use of case studies. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Fall 2016
POL493 DE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Online N/A N/A Holguin, Jesus H.
Fall 2016
POL493 CE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Online N/A N/A Garubo, Raymond Charles
Fall 2016
POL493 AE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Online N/A N/A Doyle, James F
Spring 2017
POL493 AE Session 1
01/09/2017
03/05/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
POL493 CE Session 1
01/08/2018
03/04/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
POL493 AE Session 1
01/08/2018
03/04/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2018
POL493 AE Session 1
05/07/2018
07/01/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff

Additional Program Courses (6 units)

Overview of the Bible

Overview of the Bible

A general survey of the Hebrew Bible and the Christian writings (New Testament) with special emphasis to the religious and national life of the Hebrew people, the life of Jesus, and the development of the early church. A Online and Professional Studies requirement for Online and Professional Studies degree programs only. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Fall 2016
CST100 AE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Wilhite, Shawn J.
Fall 2016
CST100 ME Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Online N/A N/A Stamps, Robert Lucas
Fall 2016
CST100 BE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Online N/A N/A Slunaker, Joseph Gregory
Fall 2016
CST100 CE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Online N/A N/A Barrett, Matthew M.
Fall 2016
CST100 DE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Online N/A N/A Emerson, Matthew Y.
Fall 2016
CST100 FE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Online N/A N/A Meek, Russell Len
Fall 2016
CST100 KE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Online N/A N/A Rogers, Mark C.
Fall 2016
CST100 LE Session 2
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Online N/A N/A Wilhite, Shawn J.
Fall 2016
CST100 GE Session 2
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Online N/A N/A Wilhite, Shawn J.
Fall 2016
CST100 JE Session 2
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Online N/A N/A Slunaker, Joseph Gregory
Fall 2016
CST100 NE Session 2
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Online N/A N/A Smith, Brandon Dean
Fall 2016
CST100 HE Session 2
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Online N/A N/A Gill, John J
Fall 2016
CST100 IE Session 2
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Online N/A N/A Stamps, Robert Lucas
Spring 2017
CST100 DE Session 1
01/09/2017
03/05/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
CST100 CE Session 1
01/09/2017
03/05/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
CST100 BE Session 1
01/09/2017
03/05/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
CST100 AE Session 1
01/09/2017
03/05/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
CST100 IE Session 2
03/06/2017
04/30/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
CST100 FE Session 2
03/06/2017
04/30/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
CST100 HE Session 2
03/06/2017
04/30/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
CST100 GE Session 2
03/06/2017
04/30/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
CST100 CE Session 1
05/08/2017
07/02/2017
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Staff
Summer 2017
CST100 KE Session 1
05/08/2017
07/02/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
CST100 DE Session 1
05/08/2017
07/02/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
CST100 AE Session 1
05/08/2017
07/02/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
CST100 BE Session 1
05/08/2017
07/02/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
CST100 IE Session 2
07/03/2017
08/27/2017
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Staff
Summer 2017
CST100 ME Session 2
07/03/2017
08/27/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
CST100 FE Session 2
07/03/2017
08/27/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
CST100 GE Session 2
07/03/2017
08/27/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
CST100 HE Session 2
07/03/2017
08/27/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
CST100 CE Session 1
09/05/2017
10/29/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
CST100 JE Session 1
09/05/2017
10/29/2017
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Staff
Fall 2017
CST100 KE Session 1
09/05/2017
10/29/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
CST100 BE Session 1
09/05/2017
10/29/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
CST100 AE Session 1
09/05/2017
10/29/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
CST100 DE Session 2
10/30/2017
12/23/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
CST100 HE Session 2
10/30/2017
12/23/2017
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Staff
Fall 2017
CST100 FE Session 2
10/30/2017
12/23/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
CST100 GE Session 2
10/30/2017
12/23/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
CST100 AE Session 1
01/08/2018
03/04/2018
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Staff
Spring 2018
CST100 DE Session 1
01/08/2018
03/04/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
CST100 FE Session 1
01/08/2018
03/04/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
CST100 KE Session 1
01/08/2018
03/04/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
CST100 CE Session 1
01/08/2018
03/04/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
CST100 BE Session 1
01/08/2018
03/04/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
CST100 HE Session 2
03/05/2018
04/29/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
CST100 IE Session 2
03/05/2018
04/29/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
CST100 JE Session 2
03/05/2018
04/29/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
CST100 GE Session 2
03/05/2018
04/29/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2018
CST100 AE Session 1
05/07/2018
07/01/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2018
CST100 CE Session 1
05/07/2018
07/01/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2018
CST100 DE Session 1
05/07/2018
07/01/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2018
CST100 BE Session 1
05/07/2018
07/01/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2018
CST100 FE Session 2
07/02/2018
08/26/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2018
CST100 GE Session 2
07/02/2018
08/26/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2018
CST100 HE Session 2
07/02/2018
08/26/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2018
CST100 IE Session 2
07/02/2018
08/26/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Foundations of Christian Thought

Foundations of Christian Thought

An introduction and primer to Christian theology with special emphasis on identifying the importance and development of a Christian worldview, understanding the doctrine of scripture and biblical authority, learning to do theology, comprehending the relationship between truth, faith and reason, and applying a biblical worldview to the Christian life. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Fall 2016
CST302 CE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Online N/A N/A Slunaker, Joseph Gregory
Fall 2016
CST302 HE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Online N/A N/A Wilhite, Shawn J.
Fall 2016
CST302 BE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Online N/A N/A Stamps, Robert Lucas
Fall 2016
CST302 AE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Online N/A N/A Stamps, Robert Lucas
Fall 2016
CST302 DE Session 2
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Online N/A N/A Stamps, Robert Lucas
Fall 2016
CST302 IE Session 2
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Online N/A N/A Barrett, Matthew M.
Fall 2016
CST302 FE Session 2
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Online N/A N/A Gill, John J
Fall 2016
CST302 GE Session 2
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Online N/A N/A Gill, John J
Spring 2017
CST302 BE Session 1
01/09/2017
03/05/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
CST302 CE Session 1
01/09/2017
03/05/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
CST302 AE Session 1
01/09/2017
03/05/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
CST302 DE Session 2
03/06/2017
04/30/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
CST302 HE Session 2
03/06/2017
04/30/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
CST302 GE Session 2
03/06/2017
04/30/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
CST302 FE Session 2
03/06/2017
04/30/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
CST302 AE Session 1
05/08/2017
07/02/2017
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Staff
Summer 2017
CST302 DE Session 1
05/08/2017
07/02/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
CST302 CE Session 1
05/08/2017
07/02/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
CST302 BE Session 1
05/08/2017
07/02/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
CST302 FE Session 2
07/03/2017
08/27/2017
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Staff
Summer 2017
CST302 HE Session 2
07/03/2017
08/27/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
CST302 GE Session 2
07/03/2017
08/27/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
CST302 BE Session 1
09/05/2017
10/29/2017
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Staff
Fall 2017
CST302 JE Session 1
09/05/2017
10/29/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
CST302 KE Session 1
09/05/2017
10/29/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
CST302 AE Session 1
09/05/2017
10/29/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
CST302 CE Session 2
10/30/2017
12/23/2017
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Staff
Fall 2017
CST302 DE Session 2
10/30/2017
12/23/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
CST302 FE Session 2
10/30/2017
12/23/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
CST302 GE Session 2
10/30/2017
12/23/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
CST302 CE Session 1
01/08/2018
03/04/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
CST302 HE Session 1
01/08/2018
03/04/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
CST302 BE Session 1
01/08/2018
03/04/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
CST302 AE Session 1
01/08/2018
03/04/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
CST302 DE Session 2
03/05/2018
04/29/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
CST302 FE Session 2
03/05/2018
04/29/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
CST302 GE Session 2
03/05/2018
04/29/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2018
CST302 AE Session 1
05/07/2018
07/01/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2018
CST302 BE Session 1
05/07/2018
07/01/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2018
CST302 CE Session 1
05/07/2018
07/01/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2018
CST302 DE Session 2
07/02/2018
08/26/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2018
CST302 FE Session 2
07/02/2018
08/26/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2018
CST302 GE Session 2
07/02/2018
08/26/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2018
CST302 HE Session 2
07/02/2018
08/26/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff

General Education Requirements

Faculty

Mark Kling

Mark P. Kling, D.P.A.

Faculty Lead

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

Office Phone: (951) 343-3936
Email: mkling@calbaptist.edu
Department: History & Government
Elaine Ahumada

Elaine Ahumada, D.P.A.

Professor of Public Administration / Chair, History & Government / Director of Masters in Public Administration / Director of the Doctor of Public Administration

Office Phone: (951) 343-3929
Email: eahumada@calbaptist.edu
Department: History & Government
Noemi Alexander

Noemi Alexander, M.P.A.

Visiting Professor of Political Science

Office Phone: (951) 343-3961
Email: nalexander@calbaptist.edu
Department: History & Government
Patricia Kircher

Patricia Kircher, D.P.A.

Professor of Political Science

Office Phone: (951) 343-3930
Email: pkircher@calbaptist.edu
Department: History & Government

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