Oct 28, 2021  
2021-2022 University Bulletin 
2021-2022 University Bulletin

Criminal Justice Administration-B.P.S

The Bachelor of Professional Studies in Criminal Justice Administration takes a critical look at the American criminal justice system. Students will study the formal structures of this system, as well as the societal factors that influence it and proposals for its reform. Consistent with Dominican University’s longstanding commitment to social justice, students are required to complete a course in professional ethics on top of at least one ethics unit in each class. Courses are conveniently offered in the evenings at Triton College or online in an accelerated 8-week format.

Graduates of the program will be prepared to work for law enforcement agencies at the municipal, county, state and federal levels, as well as social service agencies and law firms that engage with the criminal justice system. Job opportunities for program graduates include police officer, probation officer, corrections officer, loss control manager and fish & game warden. In addition, the rigorous foundation coursework will prepare students for graduate or professional school. 

  •  Each academic year consists of six 8-week sessions
  •  Most classes are offered in an 8-week format
  •  Transfer credit of up to 68 semester credit hours from community colleges or up to 90 semester credit hours from a combination of community colleges   and 4-year colleges or universities may be granted.

Major Requirements

In addition to satisfying the proficiency and general education requirements for the Bachelor of Professional Studies, students must complete 42 credits in the major and related areas.

Accelerated Degree Option

Bachelor of Professional Studies/ Master of Arts in Mediation and Conflict Resolution

HIgh-achieving undergraduates can apply for the Bachelor of Professional Studies/Master of Arts in Mediation and Conflict Resolution accelerated degree option. Students admitted to this option can enroll in MCR courses before completing the baccalaureate degree and have up to 9 MCR credit hours apply to both their undergraduated and graduate degrees. Additional information is available through the College of Applied Social Sciences advising office.