Bachelor of Criminal Justice​

CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR

Online
Hurry! Classes Start MAY 14, 2018
Classes Start Six Times Per Year For Ultimate Flexibility

Goals and Course Topics

Change Starts with Understanding

Things aren’t always what they seem. For our society to be better, we must understand its people. You can develop expertise in the psychological causes of crime with classes that focus on trends and major crime problems and statistics, the nature and causes of crime, justice agencies and personnel, and the changing features of the American legal system and criminal justice agency management. 

A Strong Academic Foundation

The major is structured to give our students sufficient background in correctional strategies, agency and case management, psychology of violence and threat assessment that effectively augment the knowledge and skills they develop in the criminal justice core curriculum. A strong emphasis is placed on providing the latest perspectives on offender reentry, population management strategies, offender motivation, theory and policy that will provide you with the requisite educational foundation to effect positive outcomes in offender management.

Practical Education

Our faculty’s extensive experience offers you an innovative blend of theory and practice that is crucial for effective professional education. In addition, our faculty take you into the field and let you explore the correctional environment first-hand, which allows you to gain a better understanding of the classroom instruction.

Format

Online: Two 7-week terms per semester starting in January, March, May, July, August and October

Who Is This Program For?

The Criminal Behavior major is designed for students interested in examining the relationship between Psychology and the Criminal Justice system. Students will develop an understanding in crisis intervention, counseling, psychopathology, personality assessment and research methods. The Criminal Behavior concentration is offered in the three-semester format and is only available online.

Note: The ability to practice as a professional psychologist or as a professional mental health counselor—is highly regulated in all states. TU programs (with the exception of the on-campus Addictions Counseling program) do not directly prepare one for practice as a counselor, psychotherapist, or psychologist.
Average degree completion for a full time student
10 Semesters

At a Glance

  • Regional accreditations
  • No application fees
  • Flexible start dates
  • Accepts transfer credits

Sample Courses

Correctional Strategies
(COR 110)

An in-depth analysis of correctional alternatives available for the treatment of the offender. Learn the different goals of corrections and how those relate to policy and practice in corrections.  


Threat Assessment
(FOR 310)

An overview of threat assessment in various organizations such as social service agencies, schools, places of employment and law enforcement. The history of threat assessment, events, legal responses, theories, research and models are included.