Accelerated Bachelor's and Master's Degree Program: B.A./B.S. in Criminal Justice/M.A. in Leadership

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The accelerated B.A./B.S. in Criminal Justice/M.A. in Leadership provides students with a foundational understanding of the criminal justice system alongside practical soft skills in leadership. This program will equip students to lead in a variety of criminal justice-related fields and serve as a strong servant-leader in those vocational contexts.

Undergraduate Requirements
B.A. B.S.
Developing A Christian Mind 3 3
  DCM 2301
English 12 9
  ENGL 1301, 1302, 2301, and/or 2302
Fine Arts 3 3
  FINE 1306
Foreign Language 6-14* 0
  *Six hours at the 2000 level if adequate prerequisites are met
Foundations for Excellence 0-1 0-1
  FOUN 1101 is required of all first-year and transfer students with fewer than 15 credit hours. (AP, CLEP, IB, or dual/concurrent credit earned while in high school does not count toward these 15 credit hours.)
History 6 6
  HIST 1301, 1302, 2301, or 2302
Kinesiology 0-2 0-2
  KNES 1101 and one additional activity course (KNES 1102-1122); for veterans or those 25 years of age or older prior to enrollment at DBU, KNES courses are waived.
Mathematics 3-4 3-4
  (B.A.) MATH 1301, 1303, 1307, or 1405
(B.S.) MATH 1303, 1307, or 1405
[Math Advising Tool (eMAT) required prior to registering for any Math class or any class for which the eMAT is a prerequisite.]
Natural Science (1000 or 2000 level courses only) 3-4 15

One laboratory science (B.A.) or 15 credit hours of laboratory science (B.S.) selected from two or more areas of Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geology, Physical Science, or Physics.

Religion 6-9 6-9
  RELI 1301, 1302 and three additional credit hours depending on credit hours transferred at time of initial enrollment.
Social Science (1000 or 2000 level courses only) 6 6
  POLS 2301 and an additional three credit hours may be selected from Economics, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology.
Total General Studies Hours 48-64 51-58
B.A./B.S. in Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice Courses 24
  CRJS 1301 Crime in America
CRJS 1302 Introduction to Criminal Justice (S-L)
CRJS 2304 Fundamentals of Criminal Law
CRJS 2305 The Courts and Criminal Procedure
CRJS 4301 Ethics in Law Enforcement
CRJS 4303 Organization and Administration
CRJS 4307 Criminology
CRJS 4317 Research Methods
Electives 26-42 32-39
  • In order to satisfy the "Undergraduate only" portion of an accelerated degree plan, sufficient lower-level and upper-level elective hours must be taken to complete the minimum number of Undergraduate credit hours required for each specific accelerated degree.
  • For this accelerated degree, a minimum of 114 degree-applicable Undergraduate credit hours is required.
  • As part of this accelerated degree plan, 6 shared Graduate hours will be counted toward a minimum of 42 upper-level Undergraduate credit hours required for all bachelor's degrees. This equates to a total of 36 Undergraduate upper-level credit hours required.
Total Undergraduate Hours 114
Shared Undergraduate/Graduate Courses 6
  MAL 6303 Leadership in Conflict and Adversity
MAL 6307 Mentored Leadership Internship (S-L)
Remaining Graduate Requirements
M.A. in Leadership Requirements
Required Courses 30
  DISC 5302 Biblical Servant Leadership
MAL 5302 Vision-Casting and Leading Change
MAL 5308 Great Leaders in History
MAL 5309 Revolutionary Power: Leadership in the Lives of the Founding Fathers
MAL 6301 Christian Worldview of Leadership
MAL 6304 Leadership Communication
MAL 6305 Relational Leadership and Emotional Intelligence
MAL 6306 Cross-Cultural and Global Leadership
MANA 6310 Leadership in Management
MANA 6320 Business Ethics

(S-L) = Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.

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