Criminal Justice – Bachelor of Science – Enrolling Online Now!

Protecting society, for many it’s beyond a career…it’s a calling.

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Program Summary

  • BS Criminal Justice PDF
  • If you’re interested in keeping your community safe and want to help prevent crime, then a criminal justice degree is right for you.
  • Students will develop knowledge and skills in areas such as private security, criminal investigation, juvenile justice, inmate management, procedural criminal law, counterterrorism, community relations and more.
  • At Brookline, we understand a solid foundation of criminal justice practices and processes can be the difference in advancing your career. Additionally, we recognize the importance of an education in general studies.
  • Our criminal justice program incorporates both the basics of a liberal arts education with the critical elements of a degree in law enforcement and legal studies.
  • Program Features:
    • Live online virtual lectures you can attend with classmates.
    • Support of a live faculty member.
    • All lectures are recorded for you to review later.
    • Traditional classroom feel with the safety and flexibility of online

Employment Projections

  • 53,400 police officer jobs are projected to be added nationally between 2016-2026. (1)
  • 7% growth is projected nationally between 2016-26, which is as fast as the average for all occupations. (1)
(1) https://www.bls.gov/ooh/protective-service/police-and-detectives.htm

Employment Options

  • Police Officers
  • Immigration and Customs Inspectors
  • Criminal Investigators and Special Agents
  • Private Detectives and Investigators
  • Correctional Officer or Jailers
  • Retail Loss Prevention Specialists
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Program Spotlight

What Classes will I Take?

  • Corrections
  • Criminology
  • Private Security
  • Procedural Criminal Law

What are typical class hours?

Morning Classes: Start at 8:00 am and end at 12:00 pm.

Evening Classes: Start at 6:00 pm and end at 10:00 pm.

Breaks are scheduled after 50 minutes of instruction and last for 10 minutes.

Program Description & Outline
What Classes Will I Take?

Private Security
Procedural Criminal Law



The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice program provides students with a broad understanding of the criminal justice system, which will help them address a range of issues within the field of justice administration. It examines, the theoretical causes of criminality, the methods of criminal justice research, and aspects of professionalism and ethics for criminal justice practitioners. Graduates of this program will be prepared to seek entry-level opportunities or advance in career fields including corrections, juvenile justice, courts, security, probation, and law enforcement.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice program, graduates will:

  • Identify and understand the nature and functions of the criminal justice system.
  • Describe Due Process and its role in our justice system.
  • Explain the major theories of criminal behavior from a historical, sociological, and contemporary perspective.
  • Understand the need for effective verbal and nonverbal communication skills in criminal justice.
  • Demonstrate the techniques used for report writing, the use of force, control procedures, giving testimony, courtroom behavior and crime scene protection.
  • Describe the State and Federal Criminal Court Structure.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of trends, issues, and ethics of criminal justice.
  • Evaluate the nature, extent, causation, and prevention of crime, including the ability to apply and critique the major theories relevant to those causes.
  • Analyze the major historical and contemporary issues facing the criminal justice system, including events, information, programs, policies, and concepts that affect the operation of criminal justice agencies.
  • Demonstrate full comprehension of the investigative process by providing a thorough overview of the fundamental crime scene procedures, and the recognition, collection, preservation and analysis of physical evidence.
Program Concentration – 54 Credits – 810 Contact hours Credit Hours Lecture Hours Lab Hours Practicum
CJ 100 Criminal Justice System34500
CJ 105 Corrections34500
CJ 112 Criminology34500
CJ 116 Private Security34500
CJ 122 Communications in Criminal Justice34500
CJ 126 Criminal Investigations34500
CJ 212 Juvenile Justice34500
CJ 250 Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice34500
CJ 260 Procedural Criminal Law34500
CJ 270 Substantive Criminal Law34500
CJ 282 Ethics in Criminal Justice34500
CJ 290 Terrorism34500
CJ 300 Supervision and Management in Criminal Justice34500
CJ 350 Correctional Strategies34500
CJ 360 Computer-based Crime34500
CJ 410 Legal Research34500
CJ 430 Criminalistics34500
CJ 460 Violence in America34500
General Education - 39 Credits - 615 Contact hours Credit Hours Lecture Hours Lab Hours Practicum
Open English34500
Open Comm – Communication or CO 41534500
Open Soc Sci – Social/Behavioral Science34500
Open Hum – Humanities or HU 20034500
LI 310 Contemporary Literature34500
Open Math34500
PH 330 Decision Making34500
Open Ethics – Ethics or PH 41034500
Open Stats – Stats or QN 22034500
CP 100 Word Processing and Presentations330300
CP 101 Spreadsheets and Databases330300
PD 299 Professional Development34500
SS 100 Student Success34500
Lower Electives – 9 Credits – 135 Contact hours Credit Hours Lecture Hours Lab Hours Practicum
Open Elective34500
Open Elective34500
Open Elective34500
Upper Level Electives – 18 Credits – 270 Contact hours Credit Hours Lecture Hours Lab Hours
Open Elective34500
Open Elective34500
Open Elective34500
Open Elective34500
Open Elective34500
Open Elective34500
What is Criminal Justice?

The criminal justice field is comprised of three areas: law enforcement, courts system, and correction system. These components work together to deter and punish crimes, as well as protect the communities they serve.

Skills needed to work in the criminal justice field include good communication, attention to detail, inductive and deductive reasoning, ability to work under pressure, and more.

Tuition & Fees

Your education is a big investment and Brookline College believes no investment offers more potential. A new career can transform your life, and we’re here to help you make that happen.

  • At Brookline College there are no hidden costs. Our tuition includes books, supplies and all fees.
  • Tuition: Please call or click Request Info to determine your cost.
  • Program length: 120 weeks.
Paying For School
  • More than 88% of Brookline College students use some form of financial aid(2) to help cover the cost of their education(3). That’s why we offer personalized counseling from a Student Finance Advisor to help make your college experience more affordable.
  • We have also provided The Net Price Calculator that will provide preliminary, non-binding estimates of federal, state, and institutional aid eligibility based on federal methodology.

(2) Student loans, grants and scholarships are available to those who qualify.
(3) Percentage calculated by Brookline College for the 2015-16 school year.

Admissions Process

We want to be sure your career goals are in line with your selected program of study. Our admission process will help you understand our programs and the career expectations in the field.

Five Simple Steps:

  1. Visit the campus. See what Brookline and the Criminal Justice program is all about.
  2. Complete a Visitor Information Form.
  3. Complete a financial aid interview to develop a financial plan.
  4. Complete the Enrollment Agreement with an Admissions Representative to include collecting all necessary documentation.
  5. Meet with the Director of Education, or an appropriate Department Director to discuss any unusual enrollment circumstances or accommodations needed to successfully complete the program.

Once all requirements have been completed, the Director of Admissions, Director of Education, and Campus Director reviews the application for approval. Applicants are notified of their acceptance promptly.


Accreditation is the recognition that an institution maintains the standards required to achieve the credentials for professional practice. It is the status granted to an institution that meets or exceeds specific criteria of educational quality as defined by the accrediting agency.

  • Institutional Accreditation: Brookline College’s Phoenix, Tucson, Tempe, and Albuquerque campuses are accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).
  • Brookline College has been approved by Arizona to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education. For more information, visit: http://nc-sara.org/
  • Programmatic Accreditation: Programmatic accreditation, also known as specialized or professional accreditation, is designed for specialized departments, programs, schools, or colleges within a university or institution that has already received accreditation.

The Baccalaureate degree program in nursing and Master’s degree program in nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington DC 20001.  202-887-06791.


The BSN pre-licensure program is currently on probation with the Arizona Board of Nursing (“AZBON”).  Brookline entered a consent agreement with AZBON, which requires Brookline to submit monthly reports.  The agreement can be found on the Arizona Board of Nursing’s website https://www.azbn.gov/. The BSN pre-licensure program is fully approved by the New Mexico Board of Nursing, nmbon.sks.com.

Locations that offer this program

Brookline College - Albuquerque Campus

Main Campus
4201 Central Avenue N.W.
Suite J
Albuquerque, NM 87105

Extension Educational Center
10131 Coors Blvd NW
Suite I-01
Albuquerque, NM 87114

(505) 880-2877

M-Th 8:00AM – 7:00PM
F 8:00AM – 5:00PM

Brookline College - Tempe Campus

1140 S. Priest Drive
Tempe, AZ 85281

(480) 545-8755

M-Th 8:00AM – 8:00PM
F 8:00AM – 5:00PM

Brookline College - Tucson Campus

5441 E. 22nd Street
Suite 125
Tucson, AZ 85711

(520) 748-9799

M-Th 8:00AM – 7:00PM
F 8:00AM – 5:00PM
Sat 9:00AM – 12:00PM

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