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Criminal Justice Bachelor’s Degree—Leadership and Management Specialization

Our Criminal Justice Bachelor’s degree with a Leadership and Management specialization is focused on developing your leadership skills to help you achieve the promotion or specialized assignment you want to advance your career. Available to Associate’s degree holders, our Criminal Justice Bachelor’s degree is designed for criminal justice professionals.*

Our fully online Criminal Justice Bachelor’s degree with a Leadership and Management specialization is designed to help current criminal justice professionals advance their career on an efficient timeline and at an affordable cost.

Practical, Affordable, and Achievable in 18 Months

In our leadership courses, you study material and complete projects directly relatable to your current criminal justice career. Our field-experienced instructors focus on:

  • Leadership philosophy, strategy, and skills
  • Leading and motivating teams
  • Increasing morale
  • Building upon and applying leadership strategies and skills to your specific career

We also understand the importance of having an affordable higher education option, which is why we offer our Criminal Justice Bachelor's degree students:

  • Competitively priced tuition of $260 per credit**
  • Partner Success Grant (valued at $2,000)
  • Tuition lock for four years if you are continuously enrolled from quarter to quarter

Learn more about our Criminal Justice Leadership and Management Bachelor's degree by completing the form on the right or calling us at 888-549-6755. One of our program managers will be happy to answer all your questions.

Program Highlights
  • Average AcceleratED student transfers in more than 91 credits
  • Complete your degree in as little as 18 months through online six-week courses
  • Flexible courses available completely online to work around your busy schedule

Criminal Justice Bachelor’s Degree with Leadership and Management Specialization Courses

Courses in our Criminal Justice Bachelor’s degree with a Leadership and Management specialization develop the industry-relevant leadership skills you need to help advance your current criminal justice career.

  • Focus on leadership skills to help advance your career
  • Courses led by industry-experienced faculty
  • Bachelor's degree available completely online
  • Curriculum provides insight into skills for successful leaders

Sample Course List

Cultural Diversity and Justice
This course will examine the true picture and statistics of minority representation at every point in the criminal justice process, from point of contact with the police to incarceration and the death penalty. The course includes a comprehensive examination of unbiased racial and ethnic theories, and research and practice of behavior and victimization affecting the criminal justice system.
Values-Based Leadership in Criminal Justice
This course will address some unique ethical challenges that leaders in criminal justice and related fields may confront. Topics of discussion and evaluation include delegation and abdication of duties; use of power, manipulation, and influence; discretion and responsibility to act; and the role of personal character in service professions.
Contemporary Leadership Challenges
This seminar course examines current issues within the management field. This course is highly interactive in that both students and faculty are actively engaged in researching, presenting, and discussing course materials. In addition to gaining in-depth exposure to a current key topic in the field, students learn to become active and effective members of a professional learning community.
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Estimated Program Cost

  •   Full Time Part Time
  • Upper Division Credits

    Upper division courses

    Upper Division courses are either listed as 300-400 or 3000-4000 level, depending on the state.

    $299 $310
  • Lower Division Credits

    Lower division courses

    Lower Division courses are either listed as 100-200 or 1000-2000 level, depending on the state.

    $299 $395
  • Estimated Tuition Price

    Estimated Tuition Price

    Price if you are continuously enrolled in your program of study until graduation. Estimated price does not include $150 course fee.

  • Grants

    None Partner Success
  • Discounts and Scholarships

    None Corporate Military Scholarship


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  • Net. Estimated Price

    Net. Estimated Price

    Price if you are continuously enrolled in your program of study until graduation. Estimated price does not include $150 course fee.

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Estimated Potential Earnings

If you invested in your degree and started a career as a , the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) states the median yearly salary for this career is . At that rate, your estimated return on investment would be over the course of a lifetime.

A career as a is just one career option you can pursue with your degree. Your income potential can vary based on your specialization or industry, and you should explore all your options to find the career that is right for you.

A Degree Matters

Earning an Associate's or Bachelor's degree—regardless of the field of study—can greatly improve your income potential in today's job market. In fact, according to the BLS, degree holders earn, on average, significantly more than high school diploma holders:

National Average Lifetime Earnings**
Unemployment Rate**
Bachelor's Degree
Associate's Degree
Some College
High School Diploma


Potential earnings calculated by multiplying median full-time salaries by 40 years

What's Your Earnings Potential?

Earning an Associate's or Bachelor's degree-regardless of the field of study-can greatly improve income potential in today's job market. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), here is the salary data for careers our graduates have chosen:

Job Title(s) 10th Percentile Salary 25th Percentile Salary 50th Percentile Salary
Private Detectives and Investigators$27,670$35,030$45,740

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, 2012-2013 Occupational Outlook Handbook,

BLS salary data represents national, averaged earnings for the occupations listed, and includes workers at all levels of education and experience. This data does not represent starting salaries. Employment conditions in your area may vary. Potential earnings calculated by multiplying median full-time salaries by 30 years,

Salary data includes earnings of March 2012 – December 2012 Rasmussen College graduates who reported salary information, reviewed 12 months after graduation. This data does not specify that each graduate was placed by Rasmussen College in their current position; some graduates find jobs on their own while others maintain previously held employment.

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Seamless Transfer Policies

  • Transfer your Associate's or Bachelor's degree, regardless of subject area and date of completion, to complete your degree in as little as 18 months
  • Transfer in successfully completed credits, regardless of subject of study
  • General education credits have no expiration date
  • Transfer credits in from previous learning, work, and military experiences

Your Future-Faster

Maximizing your transfer of credit is one way Rasmussen College helps minimize your time to graduation. Through our AcceleratED courses, we also help streamline your time to graduation with focused six-week courses. This efficient course structure, combined with our extensive transfer policy options, can allow you to complete your Bachelor's degree in as little as 18 months.

Estimate your time to graduation using our credit and course calculator below:

How many credits are you transferring?**

Estimated Time to Complete your Bachelor's Degree**

AcceleratED Bachelor

You can complete your degree XX months faster with the
AcceleratEDSM Bachelor's Degree Completion Program.**

*Eligible Associate’s degrees include: Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement, Justice Administration, Justice Management, Corrections, Public Safety, and Emergency Management. **$260/credit does not include $150 course fee.


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