The mission of the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice at Albizu University, Miami Campus is to provide you with the foundation to be competitive in the field of criminology as well as provide you with an understanding of the applications of forensic techniques in crime related scenarios. The program is also designed to give you the skills necessary to help you succeed with the transition to graduate degrees in a number of other fields such as Police Psychology, Public Administration, and Forensic Sciences. The purpose of this program is to prepare you to become a culturally sensitive practitioner with the skills to identify the precursors to criminal behavior, as well as engaging in ethical forensic practice, and improve the rehabilitative process within the correctional system to reduce the current recidivism rates.
Our program integrates social, emotional, and behavioral, theories with current trends in criminology, psychology, and the forensic sciences. Our goal is for you to develop an appreciation for the worth and dignity of all people regardless of their background, origin, and life circumstances. The convenience of day, evening, and weekend classes will provide an opportunity for you to succeed in both your academic and personal goals.
As a student in Albizu University’s BS in Criminal Justice Program, your undergraduate career will be tailored to your academic interests and goals. The program offers a minor in Behavioral Sciences that is designed to familiarize you with the cognitive, behavioral, and emotional processes that occur in individuals. With this minor area of study, you will be exposed to current topics in the field of psychology including group processes and improving maladaptive behaviors. You will also become familiar with identifying community resources and networks in need of assistance from society and review the relationship between the legal and psychological professions. You will have the opportunity to learn through faculty experts with practical experience who are either former or are currently working in the criminal justice field. You will be provided with an academic mentor to assist you in the growth and development of your career. Options for independent study courses will allow you to further target your research and analytical skills necessary for future success in graduate work.
Graduates from the BS in Criminal Justice program currently work in the areas of private protective services, law enforcement, and corrections. Many graduates also continue their studies with graduate level training in other fields. The asset of having the knowledge and understanding of human behavior in the field of criminal justice, will enrich your skills to be effective and competent in future professions.