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At Nichols College, our criminal justice management major prepares students to work in private security and management fields such as investigations, emergency planning and disaster management, homeland security, and physical security.
Our Criminal Justice faculty is comprised of knowledgeable professors with diverse backgrounds in corrections, law enforcement, forensics, research, military, and social work. Their years of real-world experience bring a significant perspective and expertise to the Criminal Justice curriculum.
Career opportunities for Criminal Justice Management majors are plentiful in both the public and the private sectors. Some possible occupations for graduates of the program include:
Regardless of your career path, all Nichols students have access to our Career and Professional Development Center. A myriad of resources are at your disposal from your first day on campus to the day you retire. Find out about our lifelong career support here.
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Criminal Justice Management from Nichols College can prepare you for the challenges and rewards of a career preventing and investigating crime and protecting your community. Ready to begin? Contact us for general information or to schedule a campus tour, or download our program guide today!
Criminal Justice Management majors must complete 121 credit hours (approximately 40 courses), including courses from the foundation and business core curricula, focused electives and these required specialization courses:
This course will introduce the student to the field of criminal justice and security by presenting an overview of federal and state enforcement agencies. This course will discuss the role of the state in protecting business enterprises and furnish the student with a broad understanding of the developing relationships between a business enterprise and its security function.
This course will cover investigative methodologies, financial and quantitative data analysis, investigative plans, multi-disciplinary teams, and best practices. Students will also examine legal and ethical duties and issues, use case study analysis to emphasize background verifications, employee misconduct, employee and external fraud, and joint investigations with law enforcement. Overall, students will understand how properly conducted investigations may be used as a risk management tool.
This capstone course will examine state-of-the-art (best practice) methodologies, strategies and approaches relevant to the acquisition of skills, competencies and conceptual (big picture) expertise necessary for successful and effective security management as well as research emerging in the field of criminal justice. This course will emphasize qualitative and quantitative (analytical) approaches relevant to the accurate forecasting, identification, and assessment of security-related issues, and concerns in multi-national environments using problem-based learning as the primary instructional strategy.
This course will explore females that chose to marry foreign fighters tied to terrorism, specifically ISIS. Focus will be placed around Shannon Conley, the typical “girl next door”, who fell under the influence of Internet jihadi ideologies and decided to become an ISIS bride. The amount of female terrorists continues to rise in our society both domestically and internationally; therefore, this course will also examine the radicalization process of females and potential ways to combat this radicalization process.
This internship will afford students the opportunity to apply the knowledge acquired in the classroom to the real world. The criminal justice management internship program works closely with the Washington Center at the Fischer Institute, Career Services, as well as independently placing students in convenient locations. A cumulative grade point average of 2.5 as well as 60 credits completed is required; the internship consists of 120 hours of work.
Physical security includes an assembly (combination) of security related equipment, devices, and technologies, designated and arranged to signal (alert) personnel to negative (loss causing) event or circumstances. Topics to be covered in this course include controlling and monitoring the access of persons and vehicles, prevention and detection of unauthorized intrusions and surveillance, safeguarding negotiable documents, proprietary information, merchandise, and buildings. Students will learn that critical to effective physical security is identifying and assessing the security (asset protection) requirements related to (anticipated) risks and threats to a given facility’s perimeter, interior, and contents.
Associate Dean for the Graduate School of Liberal Arts / Associate Professor of Criminal Justice, Program Chair of Criminal Justice & Criminal Psychology
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice