Graduate Academic Certificate in Campus Safety & Security Administration

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The Department of Criminal Justice in the College of Health and Public Service is proud to pioneer an online graduate certificate in Campus Safety and Security Administration. This nine-hour certificate addresses the needs of working professionals currently in the field of campus public safety or an associated area such as student affairs. The certificate is designed to provide current and future police and security professionals along with associated individuals with a "first of its kind" advanced credential with a unique specialization in campus police and security operations in higher education. The goal of this advanced credential is to improve and expand the knowledge and competence of those who are charged with providing a safe and secure environment on the campuses of the nation's colleges and universities.

Benefits of this Program

  • The primary objective of the Department of Criminal Justice is to provide students who cannot come to Denton campus with a quality, graduate learning experience.
  • The online Graduate Academic Certificate in Campus Safety & Security Administration will continue the tradition of quality instruction, standards of excellence, and innovation in teaching and learning for which the Department of Criminal Justice is becoming well known for.

Worried that your busy lifestyle will get in the way of making your career goals a reality?

Our online program is the solution.

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  • Convenient. Log in at any time from any place.
  • Affordable. Costs $1,424.45 per 3-hour course for Texas residents – an excellent value for a graduate certificate.
  • Flexible. Online courses allow you to set your own schedule.
  • Adaptable. With the option to take one or several courses at a time, you can set your own pace to best fit your needs. (Financial Aid requires taking 5 graduate hours to qualify.)
  • Respected. UNT's criminal justice alumni can be found in virtually every criminal justice agency serving the Dallas - Fort Worth metroplex, the State of Texas, and nationally.

How does this program advance my career? This program is a perfect fit for:

  • Working professionals currently in the field of campus public safety.
  • Working professionals currently in the field of student affairs.
  • Provides current and future police and security professionals an advanced, unique specialization.
  • You may enter the educational world with an advanced credential specializing in campus police and security operations in higher education.
  • You may work in campus public safety or an associated area such as student affairs.

How does it work?

  • The 9-hour Online Graduate Academic Certificate in Campus Safety & Security Administration requires three (3) required (9 hours).
  • Online course schedule rotates throughout Fall, Summer, and Spring with many courses offered each semester -- allowing you to easily fit the courses offered to your personal schedule.
  • The GAC in Campus Safety & Security Administration may be completed in two semesters depending on the range of courses selected. Finish your certificate in one year!

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Criminal Justice
Chilton Hall, Room 265
410 S. Avenue C
Denton TX, 76213 

Office: (940) 565-2562
E-mail:
Web:

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Contact Us

 

We’re here to help you every step of the way. Students should contact the Criminal Justice academic advisors in the PACS advising center for more information about majoring in Criminal Justice.

                                       Anthony Vasquez                                                                        Rachel Rachel
                                       Academic Advisor for Criminal Justice                                     Academic Advisor for Criminal Justice
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College of Health and Public Service
Department of Criminal Justice

Phone: 940-565-2562
Fax: 940-565-2548 
Website: pacs.unt.edu/criminal-justice/

Mailing address:
University of North Texas
Department of Criminal Justice
1155 Union Circle #305130
Denton, TX 76203-5017

Online BSCJ Degree Coordinator
Dr. Mark Saber
Faculty Member
Department of Criminal Justice
Mark.Saber@unt.edu
940-565-2562

 

 

Cost

 

Tuition and Fees

You can estimate your tuition and fees by using our Tuition Calculators. For more information about tuition plan options, fees, and tuition, see Student Financial Services. Getting your online Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice is not only convenient, but it’s also affordable.

Financial Aid

UNT offers a variety of options to help you finance your education, including financial aid, grants, and student loans. Visit financialaid.unt.edu to find out more about the application and award process.

UNT has been named one of America's 100 Best College Buys© for 22 consecutive years and offers the quality of a private university at an affordable cost.

Applying for financial aid

  1. Apply for financial aid online at fafsa.gov. The application is required for all types of financial aid, including Pell and other federal grants, state grants and loans. The FAFSA and Renewal FAFSA are available each Jan. 1.
  2. You must enroll in 6 hours in order to be eligible for financial aid.
  3. Financial aid awards will be disbursed 10 days prior to the first day of class. Awards will not disburse if you are enrolled in only 3 credit hours.
  4. Contact Student Financial Aid and Scholarships at 940-565-2302 or by e-mail Financial Aid directly, please click on "Ask a question" through AskUNT for information regarding financial aid for the online program.

Financial Aid

  • $320 million awarded annually
  • 72% of UNT students receive aid

Learn more about financial aid at financialaid.unt.edu.

Grants

  • Merit and/or need-based
  • No repayment required
  • Many federal, state and institutional grants are available at UNT

Learn more about grants at financialaid.unt.edu/grants.

Loans

  • Available at low-interest rates to students
  • Repayment required

Learn more about loans at financialaid.unt.edu/loans.

Faculty

 

Our faculty members are committed to inquiry and shared discovery, best professional practices, active participation in professional and scholarly organizations, the effective use of technology, and the value of intellectual and human diversity. 

They are committed to your success and are your partners throughout the online course process. Your professors will be available to you through:

  • Facilitating discussion threads
  • Organizing and participating in student chats
  • Continually monitoring and encouraging student activity and progress
  • Engaging students with questions about coursework via e-mail

Online Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice:

Courses

 

The Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from the University of North Texas consists of 120 college credit hours. The degree requires 45 hours of general academic core and supporting coursework, 42 hours in the major, and 33 hours of general electives.

UNT General Academic Core Requirements (33 hours plus * courses)

  • College Writing (6 hours)
  • U.S. History (6 hours)
  • Visual/Performing Arts (3 hours)
  • College Math (3 hours)
  • Humanities (3 hours)
  • Political Science (6 hours)
  • Natural Sciences (6 hours)

(*Social/Behavioral Sciences, requirements (3 hours) can be satisfied by CJ major requirements)

Supporting Classes: BSCJ Major (12 hours)

PSYC 1630 (3 hours) General Psychology I

TECM 2700 (3 hours) Technical Writing

SOCI 1510 (3 hours) Introduction to Sociology

COMMUNICATIONS COURSE (3 hours - students choose from Introduction to Communications, Interpersonal Communication, Public Speaking, and Rhetoric and Argument)

CJ Major Requirements (42 hours)

The 27 hour CJ core provides students with a broad-based understanding of the CJ field. The 15-hour CJ elective block affords students the opportunity to tailor their degree to suit their career goals and interests.

CJ Required Core Courses (27 hours)

CJUS 2100 (3 hours) Crime and Justice in the U.S.

CJUS 2600 (3 hours) Diversity Issues

CJUS 3201 (3 hours) Criminal Law

CJUS 3300 (3 hours) Police Systems

CJUS 3400 (3 hours) Correctional Systems

CJUS 3600 (3 hours) Criminology

CJUS 3700 (3 hours) Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice

CJUS 4700 (3 hours) Research Methods in CJUS

CJUS 4901 (3 hours) CJ and Public Policy

CJ Required Electives (15 advanced hours - students choose 5 courses)

CJUS 3210 (3 hours) Judicial and Legal Systems

CJUS 3310 (3 hours) Organized and Consensual Crime

CJUS 3340 (3 hours) Computer Crime

CJUS 3610 (3 hours) Juvenile Justice

CJUS 4200 (3 hours) Criminal Procedure

CJUS 4330 (3 hours) Domestic and Int. Terrorism

CJUS 4350 (3 hours) Seminar on Violence

CJUS 4360 (3 hours) Criminal Investigation

CJUS 4850 (3 hours) Internship in Criminal Justice

CJUS 4870 (3 hours) Special Topics (may be repeated) - Example:  World Criminal Justice Systems and Serial Homicide

General Electives (33 hours)

Students may use their general elective hours to fulfill an academic minor or may sample electives across the university curriculum.

How to Apply

 

1. Apply to the University of North Texas.

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  • You must be admitted to the University of North Texas before enrolling in the online program.
    • Submit your application at applytexas.org and choose the "Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice " in the degree plan list.
    • Pay the $75 application fee, which can be submitted through applytexas.org.
    • Request an official transcript of your records from each college or university that you have attended (official transcripts of all academic coursework previously undertaken, including any undergraduate degree from an accredited academic institution in an allied field) and have them sent to the Admissions Department - University of North Texas. Submit documents to:
      • University of North Texas
        Office of Undergraduate Admissions
        1155 Union Circle #311277 (USPS)
        1147 Union Circle, ESSC Room 305 (UPS/FedEx)
        Denton, TX 76203
        Email: unt.freshmen@unt.edu
        Phone: 940.565.2681
         
  • Admission of International Students
    • Applicants who do not hold either U.S. citizenship or U.S. permanent resident alien status should apply through the UNT International Admissions Office. International students ONLY: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)--a minimum score of 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based), or 79 (internet-based) is required.
    • Click here for the International Undergraduate Student Admissions Checklist  

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

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Complete Your Online BS in Criminal Justice

Our curriculum educates you in the theoretical, practical and empirical aspects of criminal justice in preparation or advancement in your criminal justice career or the pursuit of graduate studies. The course work addresses a wide variety of subjects, such as:

  • Criminal justice and public policy
  • Criminal law and procedure
  • Criminological theory
  • Ethical and diversity issues in criminal justice
  • History of crime and justice in the United States
  • Police and correctional systems
  • Research methods

Benefits of this Program

  • Complete your degree faster through flexible transfer credit options. Technical credits and academic credits earned at a community college or 4-year University can be seamlessly transferred into your degree plan.
  • All courses are designed and developed by full-time department faculty. The online Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice continues the tradition of quality instruction, standards of excellence, and innovation in teaching and learning for which the Department of Criminal Justice is well known.
  • Quality Education. The online bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice provides students who cannot come to the Denton campus with a quality undergraduate learning experience from a highly-respected, Tier One Carnegie Classification University. This classification is given to the 115 top-tier research universities in the United States.

Worried that your busy lifestyle will get in the way of making your career goals a reality?

Our online program is the solution.

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  • Convenient. Log in at any time from any place.
  • Affordable. Costs $964.29* per 3-hour course for Texas residents and $1,317.48* per 3-hour course for Out-of-State residents – an excellent value for a bachelor's degree.
  • Flexible. Online courses allow you to set your own schedule.
  • Adaptable. With the option to take one, two, or three courses or more at a time, you can set your own pace to best fit your needs. (Financial Aid requires taking 5 undergraduate hours to qualify.)
  • Respected. UNT's criminal justice alumni can be found in virtually every criminal justice agency serving the Dallas - Fort Worth metroplex and throughout the State of Texas.

*The amounts above do not include certain mandatory fees charged to students who are simultaneously taking courses on-campus nor do they include any college-level course fees. These costs are an estimate and the actual cost may vary based on the individual circumstances of the student (e.g., waivers or exemptions).

How does this program advance my career?

  • Some courses incorporate experiential activities in law enforcement, jails, prisons or courtrooms, or require completing service learning activities. Course electives and seminars allow you to focus your studies on your particular professional and personal interests.
  • Study abroad opportunities are available.
  • Our faculty members have extensive relationships with criminal justice agencies and include nationally recognized experts in policing, juvenile justice, corrections, criminological theory, victims' issues and criminalistics. They also have expertise in offender behavior and research methodology. Their books and articles are used in classrooms across the nation, and some have been cited as landmark research efforts.
  • While pursuing your degree, you may qualify for competitive, academic-based scholarships. Information about the scholarships are on our website at http://pacs.unt.edu/criminal-justice/.
  • Our Criminal Justice Internship Program allows you to complete an internship for academic credit and gain practical experience in the criminal justice field.
  • UNT also offers an Online Master's in Criminal Justice, ranked #2 in Texas and #18 in the U.S. by U.S. News and World Report. You can pursue this Master's degree after you complete your Bachelor's degree.

How does it work?

  • Within the 120-hour online Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree, you'll complete 27 credit hours of core criminal justice courses; 12 credit hours of psychology, sociology, technical writing and communications courses; and 15 credit hours of advanced criminal justice electives. Electives focus on a variety of topics including drugs and society, computer crime, terrorism, violence, criminal investigation, organized and consensual crime, world criminal justice systems, and serial homicide.
  • The Career Center, Learning Center and professional academic advisors are among the many valuable resources available to you at UNT. The Career Center can provide advice about internships, future employment opportunities and getting hands-on experience in your major. The Learning Center offers workshops on speed reading, study skills and time management. Academic advisors will help you plan your class schedule each semester.
  • The online course schedule rotates throughout Fall, Summer, and Spring with many courses offered each semester -- allowing you to easily fit the courses offered to your personal schedule.

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Program Contact


Criminal Justice
Chilton Hall, Room 265
410 S. Avenue C
Denton TX, 76201 

Office: (940) 565-2562
E-mail:
Web:

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