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Pursue Regent's BA in Leadership Studies - Criminal Justice program online or in Virginia Beach.

B.A. in Leadership Studies – Criminal Justice

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.

Online
120+
August 23, 2021
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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.

LEARN FROM THE BEST

Be mentored by faculty in Virginia Beach who hold the highest degrees in their field. Regent has been ranked among Top National Universities by the U.S. News & World Report for two consecutive years (2019 & 2020). Our programs have also ranked as the #1 Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in Virginia for 8 years in a row. Experience the Regent difference.

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

Examines the American criminal justice system. Investigates the agencies and processes involved in the administration of criminal justice. Considers various approaches in defining, measuring, and controlling crime.

Investigates the nature and causation of crime. Gives attention to major theoretical explanations for crime as well as to the treatment and prevention of crime.

Discusses principles and practices of criminal investigation including crime scene conduct and procedures, collection and preservation of evidence, interview and interrogation techniques, development of leads, and the use of surveillance techniques. Addresses ethical issues related to the criminal case investigation.

Examines criminal law in the United States with special attention given to various principles that apply to most criminal cases. Investigation includes the history and development of criminal law in the United States, an analysis of a number of specific types of crimes, parties to crime, and criminal defense.

Investigates comprehensive and sub-system theories of criminal justice. Gives attention to utilitarian, preventionist, retributive, and restorative approaches to criminal justice.

Admission requirements vary based on the stage you’re at in life. Select a link below to learn how to apply.

DegreeTuition Block Rate Per SemesterCredit Hours Per SemesterTuition Block Rate Per Semester
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$8,61012 - 18$8,610
DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$574Under 12$7,260
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$574Over 18$10,332
Students taking on-campus classes
(summer semester)
$574N/A$1,722+

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$800

Housing Fees »

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Part-Time Students (3-12 Credit Hours Per Semester)$4506$2,700
Full-Time Students (12+ Credit Hours Per Semester)$39512$4,740

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (Online Students)$650

Military Admissions & Aid »

DegreeTuition Block Rate Per SemesterCredit Hours Per SemesterTuition Block Rate Per Semester
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$8,61012 - 18$8,610
DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$574Under 12$6,888
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$574Over 18$10,332
Students taking on-campus classes
(summer semester)
$574N/A$1,722+

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$800

Housing Fees »

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Part-Time Students (3-12 Credit Hours Per Semester)$4506$2,700
Full-Time Students (12+ Credit Hours Per Semester)$39512$4,740

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (Online Students)$650

Military Admissions & Aid »

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