About our program

Criminal Justice Department

Advantage

Criminal Justice
Bachelor of Science

  • Quick Facts

  • Level
    Undergraduate
  • Location
    Corona
  • Duration
    72 Units
  • Accreditation
    WASC
  • Curriculum Sheet

Description:

The Criminal Justice Program provides students with an understanding of the criminal justice system through scientific theories, field studies, research methods, and the sociological study of crime, criminal behavior, and the policies and systems designed to control criminality. It offers students from various social, racial, ethnic, and economic backgrounds a strong base for academic excellence, spiritual growth, and successful career development.

Required Cognates8

MATH155 Introductory Statistics 4
UNST404CJ Senior Seminar: Religious, Moral & Social Aspects of Criminal Justice 4

Criminal Justice Upper Division Electives21 – 22.5

Select the remaining 21.5 units from upper division criminal justice courses.

Criminal Justice Core Curriculum49.5 – 51

CJUS105 Introduction to the Criminal Justice System 4
CJUS205 The American Criminal Court System 4
CJUS219 Criminal Justice Colloquium .5 units each (to be taken each year) 2
CJUS231 Criminal Law 4
CJUS232 Criminal Procedure & the U.S. Constitution 4
CJUS245 Policing 4
CJUS334 Ethics & the Administration of Criminal Justice 4
CJUS344 Corrections in America 4
CJUS347 Criminology 4
CJUS354 Interpersonal Communication for Criminal Justice Professionals 4
Take together:
CJUS381 Research Methods and Statistics: Description & Correlation 4
CJUS381L Research Methods and Statistics: Description & Correlation Laboratory 1
CJUS382 Research Methods 4
CJUS408 Public Policy in Criminal Justice 4

School Starts In:

The La Sierra Advantage

When you study Criminal Justice at La Sierra, you will:

  • Study with faculty who have extensive law enforcement, CSI, and legal experience.
  • Experience hands-on training using the EVOC police driving simulator, a full crime lab, a tactical training room, and a police shooter simulator.
  • Conduct mock trails in a realistic courtroom setting.
  • Learn important skills, including arrest and control techniques (ACT), weaponless defense, fingerprinting, ballistics, crime scene processing, decision-making for law enforcement through simulation training, forensics and blood-spatter analysis, and report writing.
  • Prepare for a career in public safety, criminal law, private security, court administration, forensics, or corrections.
  • Be more than just a number—our faculty get to know all our students by name, and form close mentoring relationships.

Skills and Experience

There are many variations of passages

Local/State Law Enforcement
60%
Federal Law Enforcement
40%
Corrections
45%
CSI / Forensics
24%
REPORT WRITING
73%
CAREER MANAGEMENT
31%
RESEARCH
25%
LEGAL
77%

OUR TEAM

WE TRAIN FUTURE COLLEAGUES NOT STUDENTS

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