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  • Kaplan University offers multiple start dates, giving you greater flexibility with your education, life, and work schedules. Certain start dates may not be available at all ground locations; speak with an advisor for additional information.

    Oct 19

    Online and Campus Start Date
    Oct 19, 2016

    Nov 09

    Online Start Date
    Nov 09, 2016

    Dec 07

    Online Start Date
    Dec 07, 2016

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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 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: 50
    Total Program Credits: 90

    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: 50
    Total Program Credits: 90

    CJ 103: INTRODUCTION TO CORPORATE SECURITY (5 Credits)

    This course provides an overview of loss prevention problems and the security and management strategies designed to protect the private sector from crime, fire, accident, employee dishonesty, and natural disaster.

    Prerequisites Required: CJ 101

    Total Major Credits: 50
    Total Program Credits: 90

    CJ 180: PRIVATE SECURITY (5 Credits)

    This course introduces you to the private security profession in the United States. Topics covered include current trends, and the role of private security compared to that of police officers. You will explore specialized security fields and career opportunities in various industries. The course also explains computer security, the organizational role for security, risk analysis, litigation, and technological advancements.

    Prerequisites Required: CJ 101

    Total Major Credits: 50
    Total Program Credits: 90

    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: 50
    Total Program Credits: 90

    CJ 212: CRIME PREVENTION (5 Credits)

    This course provides an overview of the diverse field of crime prevention with a heavy emphasis on primary prevention and a minor focus on secondary and tertiary prevention. You will explore such elements of crime prevention as physical environmental design, the role of the community and the mass media, deterrence, community policing, school programs, drug abuse issues, and rehabilitation.

    Prerequisites Required: CJ 101

    Total Major Credits: 50
    Total Program Credits: 90

    CJ 216: COMPUTERS, TECHNOLOGY, AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE INFORMATION SYSTEMS (5 Credits)

    This course is an introduction to information systems used within the criminal justice system at the local, state, and federal levels. Included is an overview of existing systems, the impact of technology upon criminal justice agencies, and a summary of future needs.

    Prerequisites Required: Any College Composition I course

    Total Major Credits: 50
    Total Program Credits: 90

    FS 120: INTRODUCTION TO EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT (5 Credits)

    This course covers the five mission areas of emergency management: mitigation, preparedness, communications, response, and recovery. Topics include organizing for emergency management, coordinating for community resources, and the roles of government agencies at all levels. Upon completion, you should be able to demonstrate an understanding of comprehensive and all-hazards emergency management.

    Prerequisites Required:

    CM 107

    Total Major Credits: 50
    Total Program Credits: 90

    FS 225: EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT RESPONSE (5 Credits)

    This course provides an overview of the response phase of emergency management including government policies related to disaster response. The content will include the purpose of the National Response Plan. 

    Prerequisites Required:

    FS 120

    Total Major Credits: 50
    Total Program Credits: 90

    CJ 289: ASSOCIATE'S CAPSTONE IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND CRIMINOLOGY (5 Credits)

    This course is designed as the culminating experience of the criminal justice and criminology degree. This course consists of a series of assignments that integrate concepts from the criminal justice curricula. The assignments are designed to test application and critical thinking skills as students work through fact-based scenarios and analyze issues affecting contemporary practice.

    Prerequisites Required:

    Final term or Dean approval

    Total Major Credits: 50
    Total Program Credits: 90

    Electives

    OPEN ELECTIVES (25 Credits)

    Total Electives Credits: 25
    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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    Tuition Cap Pricing

    New enrollees in this program are eligible for Kaplan University Tuition Cap pricing, with a maximum cost of attendance of
    $22,500

    With the exception of background check fees ($49.00), tuition and fees are included in the calculation of the overall Tuition Cap program cost and will no longer be charged once the student has reached the maximum cost of attendance as long as you meet and maintain all enrollment requirements for the Kaplan University Tuition Cap program. For more information, click here.

    The Kaplan University Tuition Cap may not be used in conjunction with any Kaplan University scholarships, grants, or tuition reductions, including military spouse reductions. Military servicemembers and veterans are not eligible for the Kaplan University Tuition Cap.

    Maine residents interested in enrolling in an online program: click here for tuition and fee information.

    Tuition and Fees

    Some programs have additional associated fees that are not included in the price of tuition. Click here or check with an Admissions Advisor for more information.

    Maine residents interested in enrolling in an online program: click here for tuition and fee information.  

    Learn More about Kaplan University Tuition and Fees 

    Notice to Learning Center Students

    Kaplan University Learning Center students will only complete a portion of their program on site. You will need to complete at least 50% of the program requirements online, or through transfer credit awarded via prior learning assessment. If you have any questions about these requirements, please speak with an Admissions Advisor. Not all programs are available for enrollment at the Kaplan University Learning Center.

    Scholarships and Grants

    Learn more about grants and Kaplan University Scholarships that may help reduce the cost of your education.

    Kaplan University tuition reductions (including military servicemember, spouse, and veterans tuition rates; scholarships; grants; vouchers; and alumni and alliance reductions) cannot be combined. 

    Tuition Rates for Military Students and Spouses

    Kaplan University has significantly reduced many of our tuition rates and fees for servicemembers, their spouses, and veterans. Click here for more information.

  • Note: For certain locations, program enrollment is onsite with online instruction.

  • Some states have additional curricular requirements. Check the University Catalog or speak with an Admissions Advisor.

  • * Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, "Occupational employment projections to 2024" on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/2015/article/occupational-employment-projections-to-2024.htm. (Accessed December, 2015) National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, and do not guarantee actual job growth.

    Local, state, and federal law enforcement jobs may require additional training or education beyond the associate’s level. Some positions require a 4-year bachelor's degree. You should fully research the requirements of any such position you intend to seek prior to enrolling in your program. Graduates of Kaplan University criminal justice programs are not eligible to attend police academies in Minnesota.

    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.

    § Kaplan University does not guarantee the transferability of credit from any of these sources. See the University Catalog for our Transfer of Credit and Prior Learning Assessment policies.

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