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Total program credits needed for graduation: 180

One academic quarter is 3 months. You will have a 3-week break between each quarter.

To learn more, call 1.866.933.5839, or email us. When you connect with Capella, we will immediately put you in touch with an enrollment counselor trained to assist you with specific questions and needs for your area of interest

General Education Requirements

+ Communication

 

ENG1000
English Composition (6 quarter credits)
ENG2000
Research Writing (6 quarter credits)
ENG3300
Business and Technical Writing (6 quarter credits)
COM1000
Public Speaking (3 quarter credits)†
COM2000
Intercultural Communication (6 quarter credits)†
COM2050
Visual Design in Communications (3 quarter credits)
COM3200
Leadership, Gender, and Communication (6 quarter credits)
COM3700
Conflict Resolution (6 quarter credits)
COM4100
Media and Culture (3 quarter credits)

 

+ Humanities

ART2000
Art History Survey (6 quarter credits)
HUM1000
Introduction to the Humanities (6 quarter credits)
HUM1055
Approaches to Studying Religions (3 quarter credits)
HUM3300
Global Multiculturalism and World Religions (6 quarter credits)
LIT2001
Introduction to Literature: Short Stories (3 quarter credits)
LIT2100
Women's Literature (3 quarter credits)
PHI1000
Introduction to Philosophy (6 quarter credits)
PHI2000 1
Ethics (6 quarter credits)
PHI2050
Human Nature and Ethics (3 quarter credits)
PHI2100
Introduction to Logic (6 quarter credits)
PHI3200
Ethics in Health Care (6 quarter credits)

+ Natural Science and Mathematics

BIO1000 1
Human Biology (6 quarter credits)
BIO1050
Biology and Society (3 quarter credits)
BIO2000
Environmental Health (6 quarter credits)
CHM1000
Chemistry for Changing Times (6 quarter credits)
CHM1050
Chemistry and the Environment (3 quarter credits)
PHY1000
Introduction to Astronomy (6 quarter credits)
MAT1050
College Algebra (6 quarter credits)
MAT1051
Pre-Calculus (6 quarter credits)
MAT2001 3
Statistical Reasoning (6 quarter credits)
MAT2050 4
Statistical Literacy (3 quarter credits)
MAT2051 5*
Discrete Mathematics (6 quarter credits)

+ Social Science

 

ECO1050
Microeconomics (6 quarter credits)
ECO1051
Macroeconomics (6 quarter credits)
HIS1000
Immigrants in the American City (3 quarter credits
HIS3200
History of Health Care in America (3 quarter credits)
HIS4100
Critical Aspects of American History (3 quarter credits)
PSYC1000 1
Introduction to Psychology (6 quarter credits)
POL1000
The Politics of American Government (6 quarter credits)
POL2000
Globalization (6 quarter credits)
SOC1000
Introduction to Human Society (6 quarter credits)
SOC2000
Cultural Diversity (6 quarter credits)
SOC3400
Social Deviance (6 quarter credits)

 

 
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General Education Requirements

45 quarter credits with a minimum of 6 quarter credits from each of the following categories:

  • Communication
  • Humanities
  • Natural Science and Mathematics
  • Social Science

Core Courses:

General Education Requirements

Choose 45 quarter credits with a minimum of six quarter credits from each category; see General Education Courses:

Required course:

ENG1100
Writing Strategies for Criminal Justice (6 quarter credits)

Additional Program Requirements

Required Courses - 84 quarter credits

COM2000
Intercultural Communications (6 quarter credits)
SOC2000
Cultural Diversity (6 quarter credits)
COM3700
Conflict Resolution (6 quarter credits)
CJ2004
Perspectives in Criminal Justice (6 quarter credits)
CJ1000
Introduction to Criminal Justice (6 quarter credits)
CJ2120
Ethics of Criminal Justice (6 quarter credits)
CJ3220
Criminal Law (6 quarter credits)
CJ3200
Constitutional Law (6 quarter credits)
CJ3540
Criminal Procedure and Evidence (6 quarter credits)
CJ4280
Research Applications in Criminal Justice (6 quarter credits)
PSYC3130
Criminal Psychology and Behavior (6 quarter credits)

In addition, choose 18 quarter credits from the following courses:

CJ3250
Corrections, Probation, and Parole (6 quarter credits)
CJ3700
Terrorism (6 quarter credits)
CJ3750
White-Collar and Organized Crime (3 quarter credits)
CJ3800
Social Dimensions of Disaster (6 quarter credits)
CJ3850
School Violence (3 quarter credits)
CJ3950
Women in Criminal Justice (3 quarter credits)
PSYC3150
Victimology (3 quarter credits)

Elective courses - 45 quarter credits

Choose 45 quarter credits of additional undergraduate courses.

What Can I Expect?

Most students take 1 to 2 courses at a time. One course typically requires 10 to 12 hours of study per week.

Courses are divided into 10 weekly units. Each unit consists of readings, discussions, and other activities you will be expected to complete throughout the week. Assignments are due on Sundays, though not every course requires an assignment each week.

In each course, you will receive a detailed scoring guide that describes expectations for every graded assignment.

Grades are based on your participation in weekly reading discussions and completion of assignments. You will also be assessed on your ability to demonstrate an understanding of expected outcomes for your program or specialization. These outcomes are based on the needs and performance standards of your field or discipline.

Learn more about online learning at Capella.

Transfer Credits

There are many ways to reduce tuition costs, including transferring credits which can help save time and money. You can transfer up to 135 credits into this specialization.

Concentrations

If you have elective courses in your specialization, you may be able to use them to fulfill both your degree and concentration requirements at the same time. However, completing a concentration may extend your total credits beyond the requirements of your degree. Concentrations available for this specialization include:

  • Law Enforcement Leadership
  • Emergency Management
  • Accounting
  • Business Intelligence
  • Health Care Management
  • Management and Leadership
  • Human Resource Management

To learn more, call 1.866.933.5839, or email us. When you connect with Capella, we will immediately put you in touch with an enrollment counselor trained to assist you with specific questions and needs for your area of interest.