Criminal Justice Management
Rise through the ranks of law enforcement
Union Institute & University’s major 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.
Careers of our Criminal Justice Management Graduates
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 Officers
- Deputy Sheriffs
- State Correctional Officers/Deputies
- County Custodial Deputies/Officers
- Probation Officers
- Juvenile Hall Officers
- Chiefs of Police/Sheriffs
= less coursework
At Union we know your fieldwork has taught you what you can’t learn in a classroom, so we allow you to use your experience as our credits. Transfer up to 32 semester credits from your Basic POST and FDLE training with an internship component. You can also transfer up to 30 additional credits for your training beyond the academy using Union’s certified learning method (with a maximum of 60 credit hours). Our generous transfer credit for service is just one of the ways Union is built for you.
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& faculty describe the advantages of Union's CJM
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.