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Criminal Justice Administration

Serve Justice in UU’s Bachelor’s Degree Program

The study of criminology and the criminal justice system explores all aspects of crime, law, the justice system and the agencies and programs designed to prevent and control crime such as law enforcement, courts, prisons, probation and security. 

It is a field that focuses on all parties impacted by criminal behavior: the law enforcement offices that investigate criminal activity, the correctional entities responsible for administering sanctions prescribed by courts and the victims who share a voice in the administration of justice.

Choose a Social Path for Security Services Administration

Urbana University offers a Criminal Justice Administration degree program where professors take criminal justice theories and apply them to modern-day criminal justice practice. Close communication with criminal justice system entities allows Urbana to create new classes or fine tune current offerings to maintain-cutting edge practices.

Urbana’s Criminal Justice Administration program has a strong reputation throughout various criminal justice agencies. Because of this, our students have the opportunity to gain experience through 15 different internship organizations.


A Criminal Justice Administration Program for Next-level Career Opportunities

The field of criminal justice offers a variety of career paths at the local, state and federal levels. Employment opportunities can be found in areas of law enforcement, corrections, security, victim advocacy, health and social service agencies, and crime prevention. 

Program Outcomes

  1. Students will compare the correlation between classroom instruction and the field of criminal justice

  2. Students will demonstrate the knowledge necessary to enter the criminal justice profession

  3. Students will identify problems with diverse societal groups

  4. Students will recognize criminal justice theoretical underpinnings

  5. Students will demonstrate a general understanding of victimization

Undergraduate Studies Admission Requirements

Each applicant seeking admission to Urbana University is individually evaluated. Factors considered are past academic achievement, aptitude, extracurricular activities, and any additional evidence supporting the prospect of academic success.

To qualify for admission, applicants seeking an associate or bachelor's degree must present evidence of high school completion in the form of a high school diploma or GED. Careful consideration is given to the applicants academic record to include the curriculum, courses, and/or state mandated graduation tests. Results from standardized testing (either ACT or SAT) are required for first-time freshmen. Students who wish to apply for admission, but do not meet the minimum standardized test scores used for placement in University courses may be required to undergo placement testing.

Undergraduate admission requirements and materials:

A student who meets at least one of the following criteria is eligible for admission as a degree-seeking student:

  • Has provided official documentation of graduation from an accredited high school or its equivalent (see documentation required below), or
  • Has an associate, bachelor or master's degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education, an institution recognized as a candidate for accreditation, or an institution recognized by the Council of Higher Education Accreditation

Documentation required:

1. Documentation of high school graduation or equivalence is required for applicants who are transferring fewer than 24 semester hours that apply towards a degree.

2. If the student has transferable hours of 24 credit hours or more from a regionally accredited institution of higher education, then they will not have to provide a high school diploma or equivalence. Acceptable forms of documentation of high school graduation or high school equivalence for undergraduate admission must include one of the following:

  • Official high school transcript listing the date of graduation
  • Official GED certificate
  • Official documentation of having passed a State High School Equivalency examination
  • Official documentation of a home school completion certificate/transcript
  • Official transcripts from all educational institutions (college, universities, professional schools, etc.) attended

3. Any applicant seeking to be a first-time freshman undergraduate degree-seeking students at Urbana University must supply standardized test scores (ACT SAT) to be used for placement in courses., to determine athletic eligibility, and/or determine institutional scholarship qualification.

At any time the University may require an applicant to meet with the Admissions Committee to address questions that arise in the application review process. If an applicant requests transfer credit, official transcripts from any other regionally accredited institution are required.

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