- Introducing the Five-Year BA/MACJ Degree Program
DeSales University now offers a program to earn your bachelor's and master's degree in criminal justice in just five years.
The Criminal Justice program at DeSales University seeks to inform the student about the criminal justice system and its impact on society; to prepare students to be contributors in society; to encourage and promote intellectual curiosity, scholarship and communication skills; and to prepare the student for employment opportunities, graduate school or law school.
Developed to meet the needs of the student who has a general interest in the major and job or graduate school aspirations in law enforcement, the courts, or corrections.
Criminal Justice Administration
Developed primarily for individuals with experience in the field who plan to continue their criminal justice careers with an administrative focus.
Criminal Justice - Intelligence
Developed for students with an interest in the collection, analysis, and dissemination of intelligence information. This track is of particualr interst to those students with career goals in the criminal justice and national security fields who plan on jobs as intelligence investigators or analysts.
Criminal Justice - Pre Law
Available for those students who wish to pursue a career in the law, especially criminal law.
Criminal Justice - Rehabilitation
Available for those students who wish to pursue a career in the treatment and rehabilitation of offenders. This includes probation/parole, counselor positions in prisons and jails, treatment settings for adult and/or juveniles and related areas.
Criminal Justice/Social Science Education
Available for those students who wish to become certified as secondary school teachers.
- Crime and Society (CJ 109)
- Criminal Law (CJ 160)
- Crime Lab (CJ 208)
- Criminology (CJ 250)
- Drugs & Crime (CJ 252)
- Law Enforcement (CJ 260)
- Corrections (CJ 280)
- Child Abuse and Neglect (CJ 305)
- Victimology (CJ 311)
- Sexual Deviance & the Law (CJ315)
- Research Methods (CJ 350)
- Organized and White Collar Crime (CJ 352)
- Pre-law (CJ 355)
- World Crime and Justice (CJ 356)
- Forensics and Criminal Investigation (CJ 360)
- Criminal Procedure (CJ 365)
- Terrorism (CJ 374)
- Intelligence Analysis (CJ 380)
- Contemporary Topics in Juvenile Justice (CJ 382)
- Senior Seminar I (CJ 453)
- Internship (CJ 460, 461, 462, 463)
- Family Law (CJ 480)
- Independent Study (CJ 499)
- Trial by Jury (LG 109)
- Forensic Psychology (PSYCH 295)
- Dangerous Minds: The Psychology of Antisocial Behavior (PSYCH 300)
DeSales University has an adult education program that leads to a certificate or BA degree in Criminal Justice. Minoring in Criminal Justice is also possible. The program operates at night, during the day, and on weekends throughout the year. Flexibility is one of the programs main features and it is possible to work full-time and pursue a degree. Up to 60 credits can be transferred from other institutions and credits can be given for life experience.