B.A. in Leadership Studies – Criminal Justice

College of Arts & Sciences

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Lead With Justice

Love justice? Looking for a career in law enforcement? Regent's Bachelor of Arts in Leadership Studies – Criminal Justice will equip you with a solid foundation in innovative leadership, ethics, strategic planning and decision making. You'll also gain expertise in the American criminal justice system and approaches to measure and control crime. Choose courses in criminology, investigation and criminal law to tailor your degree to best fit your goals.

SHARPEN YOUR SKILLS

Learn techniques in interviewing, interrogation, and the use of surveillance.

BUILD ON A STRONG FOUNDATION

Anchor your knowledge and skill on Christian principles and values.

ACCESS FACULTY EXPERTISE

Be mentored by faculty in Virginia Beach who hold the highest degrees in their field.

Fully Online

8-Week Course Sessions

120+ Credit Hours


Online

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TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 120+

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Take Your Career to the Next Level

On completing the B.A. in Leadership Studies – Criminal Justice you will be able to:

  • Investigate the nature and causes of crime along with methods of treatment and prevention.
  • Understand crime scene conduct and procedures, and how to collect and preserve evidence.
  • Pursue a career in local, state, federal or international law enforcement.

Career Opportunities

  • Police Officer
  • Probation Officer
  • Legal Assistant
  • Investigator
  • Forensic Technician

7% Projected growth in employment of police and detectives from 2016-2026. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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College of Arts & Sciences 2018-19 Tuition Rates

Program Type

Tuition

On-Campus Student

  • 12-18 credit hours per semester
  • Under 12 credit hours
  • Over 18 credit hours

 

  • $8,490 (block rate)
  • $595/credit hour
  • $566/credit hour

Online Student (enrolled in 8-week classes)

  • Full-time (12* credit hours)
  • Part-time (6* credit hours)

*Average number of credits per semester.

 

  • $395/credit hour
  • $425/credit hour

RN to B.S. in Nursing Tuition

  • $295/credit hour

 

Student Fees

Fee

Amount

Description

Application Fee (On-Campus & Evening/Online Students)

 

$50

One-time fee, nonrefundable

Enrollment Deposit (On-Campus Students)

Enrollment Deposit (Evening/Online Students)

$150


$50

Fee is deducted from tuition costs

Graduation Fee (On-Campus & Evening/Online Students)

$60

One-time fee upon submission of graduation application

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)

University Services Fee (Online Students)

$700/semester

$550/semester

Contributes to university academic and administrative operations

 

Optional Fees

 

Late Payment

$100/Session

Incurred per session in the event of late tuition payment

Course Fees

Varies,
$70-200 per course

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B.A. in Leadership Studies – Criminal Justice