California Online Criminal Justice Schools:
We continue our preview of state by state online criminal justice schools. On this page, we cover the great state of California.
California has excellent online schools in the field of criminal justice. Below are the ones we have had a chance to review.
National University Online:
National University is the second largest private non-profit institution of higher learning in the state of California. It was founded in 1971 and accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). It is located at:
11355 North Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA 92037-1011
National University offers the following criminal justice degrees online:
a. Bachelor of Science In Criminal Justice Administration
b. Master of Forensic Science
The Bachelor of Criminal Justice Administration prepares people for a career in the law enforcement profession. Your training will include knowledge of private security, correction, and criminology. You will learn the fundamentals of leadership and management.
People willing to enter this program, should be prepared to take such classes as:
a. Criminal Intelligence
b. Introduction to Policing
c. The Judicial Process
d. Gangs In America
e. Constitutional Law for Criminal Justice
The MSc in Forensic Science will equip you with the knowledge to work as a Medical Examiner in the law enforcement field. You will work in private and government crime labs as a forensic expert. You will apply scientific methods in the resolution of crime and legal problems.
You must be prepared to take courses in:
a. Forensic Medicine
b. Forensic and Crime Scene Photography
c. Crime Scene Investigation
d. Trace Evidence
e. Advanced Criminalistics
f. Fingerprint Analysis
San Joaquin Valley College (SJVC) was founded in 1977. It is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). It’s located in Visalia, California.Their address is:
3908 W. Caldwell Avenue
Visalia, CA 93277
SJVC Online offers an associate of science in criminal justice administration. This degree will get you ready for an entry level career in law enforcement. You will acquire knowledge in investigations, community based corrections, administration of justice, and juvenile delinquency.
Graduates can expect to get such jobs as:
a. Probation Officer
b. Police Officer
c. Private Security Analyst
d. Sheriff’s Deputy
e. Corrections Officer
The school offers 5 week classes online. For the criminal justice administration program, you will take such courses as:
a. Criminal Law
b. Civil Law
c. Fundamentals of Investigation
d. Juvenile Law and Procedures