Bachelor of Science Criminal Justice Management

Union Institute & University’s program in Criminal Justice Management is your path to a rewarding career in law enforcement. Our flexible online degree program is specifically designed to prepare you to move up the ranks into supervisory, management, and executive positions within the criminal justice system. It is led & taught by experts who know the field, not only because they’ve studied it, but because they’ve experienced it firsthand – as line employees, support personnel, supervisors, managers, and executives. Union encourages you to bring your own real-world experience in the field to our online criminal justice community.

120 Total credits
$350 Cost Per Credit Hour
Jan 3 Next Start Date

Union Institute & University’s program in Criminal Justice Management is your path to a rewarding career in law enforcement. Our flexible online degree program is specifically designed to prepare you to move up the ranks into supervisory, management, and executive positions within the criminal justice system. It is led & taught by experts who know the field, not only because they’ve studied it, but because they’ve experienced it firsthand – as line employees, support personnel, supervisors, managers, and executives. Union encourages you to bring your own real-world experience in the field to our online criminal justice community.

  • 120 credit hour program (minimum)
  • Full & part-time options
  • Classes start every eight weeks
  • Transfer up to 90 credit hours
  • CJM 303- Applied Ethics in Criminal Justice Management
  • CJM 306- Supervision in the Criminal Justice Field
  • CJM 307- Criminal Justice Management and Administration
  • CJM 409- Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice Management
  • CJM 410- Criminal Justice Management Information Systems
  • CJM 302- Research and Management Analysis Techniques for Criminal Justice Managers
  • CJM 304- The Role of Criminal Justice in Terrorism
  • CJM 308- Management of Fatal Officer Involved Shootings
  • CJM 309- Drugs in Society
  • CJM 315- Police Accountability and the Criminal Justice Manager
  • CJM 316- Managing Mental Health Interagency Task Forces
  • CJM 317- Human Sex Trafficking as a Global Phenomenon
  • CJM 320- Capital Punishment
  • CJM 321- Criminological Theories
  • CJM 325- The Impact of Social Media on Criminal Justice Organizations
  • CJM 330- Gangs and Gang Subcultures
  • CJM 331- Managing Regional Gang Task Forces
  • CJM 412- Fiscal Management for Criminal Justice Organizations
  • CJM 413- Critical Incident Management
  • CJM 415- Managing Elder Abuse Investigation and Prevention Programs
  • FOR 310- Forensic Science Management
  • FOR 315- Forensic Science and Criminology
  • FOR 320- Emerging Trends in Forensic Science
  • PSY 100/200/300/400- Independent Studies
  • PSY 353- Criminal Behavior
  • PSY 356- Forensic Psychology

Applying Your Degree to Real World Experience

Union’s Criminal Justice Management program connects with Union’s national community of law enforcement personnel across the country. Developed by and for law enforcement professionals, our program connects you directly to our law enforcement site coordinators to provide the personal attention you need to advance your rank.

  • Police Officer
  • Deputy Sheriff
  • State Correctional Officer/Deputy
  • County Custodial Officer/Deputy
  • Probation Officer
  • Juvenile Hall Officer
  • Sergeant
  • Lieutenant
  • Captain
  • Chief of Police/Sheriff

Transfer Credits

At Union, we know your field work has taught you things that can’t be learned in a classroom. That’s why our credit transfer policy recognizes your previous training and experience. Transfer up to 32 semester credits from your Basic POST Certificate and up to 34 credits for your FDLE Academy Training. You can also transfer additional training beyond the academy using Union’s certified learning method (with a maximum of 60 credit hours for training). Our generous transfer credit for service is just one of the ways Union is built for you.

Skills & Benefits Union Students Gain

  • Understand and apply contemporary techniques for supervision, leadership, and administration within a justice organization.
  • Analyze and critique criminal justice policy and service delivery from a management point of view.
  • Interpret & describe how current issues in the field impact organizations, personnel, community and other stakeholders.
  • Interpret applied ethical theories in a contemporary environment.

WHAT MAKES OUR PROGRAM UNIQUE?

"Developed by law enforcement, the Criminal Justice Management program was developed for law enforcement students preparing for advancement in their careers while discussing contemporary issues in their chosen field. The program's professors offer real-life law enforcement experience to our students bridging the gap between theoretical and practical application."

Paul Brugman, M.S.
Criminal Justice Management Chair

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“Union is a perfect fit for me. I had to find a university with a real-world curriculum that allowed me to work full time."

SGT. HEATHER FORSYTHE
Graduate and Mark Dunakin Award Recipient, 2018

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