Total program credits needed for graduation: 180
One academic quarter is three months. You will have a three-week break between each quarter.
Sophia Pathways: An Accelerated, Flexible, Low-Cost Option for Fulfilling Your General Education Credits
Save money and take your Bachelor's general education required
courses faster through Sophia Pathways: Capella’s self-paced learning
partner. Just like at Capella, Sophia courses are offered online—only
you can take them whenever you like, at your own pace, for a fraction
of the cost.
Learn more about Sophia Pathways.
General Education Requirements
Choose 45 quarter credits with a minimum of six quarter credits from each category; see General Education Courses:
|ENG1100||Writing Strategies for Criminal Justice||6 quarter credits|
Additional Program Requirements
66 quarter credits
|COM2000||Intercultural Communications||6 quarter credits|
|COM3700||Conflict Resolution||6 quarter credits|
|CJ1000||Introduction to Criminal Justice||6 quarter credits|
|CJ2004||Perspectives in Criminal Justice||6 quarter credits|
|CJ2120||Ethics of Criminal Justice||6 quarter credits|
|CJ3200||Constitutional Law||6 quarter credits|
|CJ3220||Criminal 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|
|SOC2000||Cultural Diversity||6 quarter credits|
|CJ1100||Introduction to Emergency Management||6 quarter credits|
|CJ3250||Corrections, Probation, and Parole||6 quarter credits|
|CJ3500||Police Administration and Leadership||6 quarter credits|
|CJ3520||Police-Community Relations||6 quarter credits|
|CJ3560||Multiagency Investigations||6 quarter credits|
|CJ3600||Emergency Planning||6 quarter credits|
|CJ3620||Disaster Response Operations and Management||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|
Choose any additional undergraduate course(s).
6 quarter credits
Taken during the learner's final quarter:
|CJ4990||Criminal Justice Capstone||6 quarter credits|
Total 180 quarter credits
*This course has a prerequisite. Contact an enrollment counselor or refer to the course descriptions for more information.
This program is not designed to prepare graduates for employment as law enforcement or peace officers. The qualifications to become law enforcement or peace officers vary; learners should check their state’s certification process and requirements.
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
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.
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: