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  • Kaplan University offers multiple start dates, giving you greater flexibility with your education, life, and work schedules.

    Jan 07

    Online and Hagerstown Start Date
    Jan 07, 2015

    Feb 04

    Online and Campus Start Date
    Feb 04, 2015

    Feb 25

    Online Start Date
    Feb 25, 2015

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  • Curriculum: All Tracks

    Core

    CM 107: COLLEGE COMPOSITION I (5 Credits)

    Building on your existing writing strengths will help develop a foundation for a successful education and career. You will learn strategies to express yourself with confidence and communicate your ideas effectively in personal, academic, and professional situations.

    Prerequisites Required: None

    Total Core Credits: 15
    Total Program Credits: 90

    CM 220: COLLEGE COMPOSITION II (5 Credits)

    This course helps students apply research and critical thinking skills to develop effective arguments. Students will create professional writings, incorporating post-draft revision strategies and working constructively with colleagues.

    Prerequisites Required: None

    Total Core Credits: 15
    Total Program Credits: 90

    MM 212: COLLEGE ALGEBRA (5 Credits)

    This course covers topics of algebra including linear functions, equations, and inequalities, systems of equations with two variables, polynomial functions, rational and radical equations and inequalities, exponential and logarithmic functions, ratios, proportions, variation, and graphing.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    MM 150: SURVEY OF MATHEMATICS (5 Credits)

    Students will improve their background in mathematical concepts and skills utilizing real-world scenarios to solve math problems. Students will also enhance their own knowledge by demonstrating the ability to explain and interpret concepts, which is a valued skill in many fields. The topics may include sets, variables, measurement, and statistics.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Core Credits: 15
    Total Program Credits: 90

    Major

    CJ 101: INTRODUCTION TO THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM (5 Credits)

    This course provides an overview of the criminal justice system in the United States. Students gain an understanding of the philosophy and development of the criminal justice system, the current state of the criminal justice agencies and institutions, and the issues and challenges facing them.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Major Credits: 40
    Total Program Credits: 90

    Online students will take CJ 100: Preparing for a Career in Public Safety.

    CJ 210: CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION (5 Credits)

    This course explains the importance and legal significance of evidence. It demonstrates how the investigative process works, from crime scene preservation to case preparation and courtroom presentation. It also examines various techniques used during criminal investigations, such as photography, interviewing, evidence handling, and scene reconstruction, and how each applies to specific types of crimes.

    Prerequisites Required: CJ 101

    Total Major Credits: 40
    Total Program Credits: 90

    Online students will take CJ 100: Preparing for a Career in Public Safety.

    CJ 227: CRIMINAL PROCEDURE (5 Credits)

    This course examines the constitutional protection and due process afforded every person arrested in the United States. It provides students with a thorough understanding of the U.S. justice system from the time of arrest through the sentencing of the criminal offender. In addition, this course examines such matters as victims' rights and the effects of gangs on the crime problem.

    Prerequisites Required: CJ 101

    Total Major Credits: 40
    Total Program Credits: 90

    Online students will take CJ 100: Preparing for a Career in Public Safety.

    CJ 299: ASSOCIATE'S CAPSTONE IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE (5 Credits)

    The capstone project applies problem-solving techniques and research skills to real-world situations by building on the criminal justice concepts learned by the student in other courses. Students will identify a contemporary issue in criminal justice, research the issue, analyze the situation, define possible solutions, and then recommend and defend their proposed solution.

    Prerequisites Required: Last term or permission from the Dean

    Total Major Credits: 40
    Total Program Credits: 90

    Online students will take CJ 100: Preparing for a Career in Public Safety.

    100/200-LEVEL: MAJOR ELECTIVES (15 Credits)

    Total Major Credits: 40
    Total Program Credits: 90

    Online students will take CJ 100: Preparing for a Career in Public Safety.

    CS 121: PATHWAYS TO ACADEMIC SUCCESS (5 Credits)

    Designed to facilitate personal and professional success, this course introduces students to the purposes and processes of university education. An emphasis is placed on study, communication, and thinking skills that support academic achievement. Students also examine the relationship between learning and motivation. (Onsite only)

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    CJ 100: PREPARING FOR A CAREER IN PUBLIC SAFETY (5 Credits)

    This course introduces students to careers in criminal justice and describes the Kaplan University public safety degree programs. The field of study, skill sets, and the criminal justice agencies and diverse populations encountered in the field will be discussed. Students will research the public safety degree program and class offerings in conjunction with their professional and personal goals in order to map out their specific degree plan and career goals. This course is designed to ensure criminal justice students have a successful social and academic transition into academic excellence within the Kaplan University community, and provide a foundation for success within the profession. 

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Major Credits: 40
    Total Program Credits: 90

    Online students will take CJ 100: Preparing for a Career in Public Safety.

    Electives

    OPEN ELECTIVES (35 Credits)

    Total Electives Credits: 35
    Total Program Credits: 90

    Tuition & Fees: All Tracks

    The 25% tuition reduction applies only to international students living outside of the United States. This discount does not apply to military students. Please check with your advisor to see if you are eligible. 

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  • * Additional police academy training may be required for law enforcement jobs.

    While many of Kaplan University's degree programs are designed to prepare graduates to pursue continued bachelor-, graduate-, or doctorate-level education, the University cannot guarantee that students will be granted admission to any programs.

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