Howard University is a federally chartered Historically Black college in Washington, DC. It is designated as one of the “R3: Doctoral Schools – High Research Activity.” As an educational institution, it offers a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, and Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and Policy.
The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree programs are designed for African American males. The curriculum combines core subjects like economics, management theory, human resources, accounting, strategic management, business administration, marketing, entrepreneurship and leadership with liberal arts and science courses, as well as courses that provide students with career skills.
Students who complete a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree can choose to pursue a Master of Science in Business Administration or a PhD in Business Administration. The first two Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree programs give students an opportunity to develop professional skills through the application of theories and concepts from business law, business ethics, and business economics. Master of Science programs are intended for professionals who want to further their education by obtaining a Doctorate degree. These doctorate degrees are given at the discretion of the student.
Students who earn their Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration degree will gain knowledge about the field of business administration. It includes a general overview of business processes, principles of public policy, human resources principles, decision-making techniques, business communications, leadership and management, and the theory and practice of management.
The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree program focuses on criminal justice practices, research methods, legal systems, and justice policies. Students choose to specialize in one of several areas, such as domestic violence, child welfare, drug abuse, and correctional facilities. The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree provides students an understanding of the social and legal consequences of criminal acts, as well as how to help victims of crime. The program also teaches students about the issues surrounding incarceration, as well as the role that corrections officers play in reducing crime.
The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice is designed to prepare students to work in law enforcement, corrections, court reporting, and other areas related to criminal justice. It focuses on criminal justice policies, practices, and procedures for law enforcement officers.
The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree programs are designed to teach students what it takes to become correctional officers, prison guards, police officers, and other officers who enforce laws and corrections policies. Students will be taught about the history of the penal system, corrections policy, the role of corrections officers in society, and how to help inmates rehabilitate and reintegrate into society.
Students are required to complete an internship program in either correctional facilities or an area that directly relates to the course being taken. The programs also give students a chance to interact with correctional officers and prison staff members.
The Master's program in Criminal Justice requires the completion of both a General Education Core Curriculum and a Professional Experience and Project Core Curriculum. The professional experience and project-based curriculum to include courses on corrections policy, law enforcement, criminal justice, community and correctional policy, corrections officer training, and administration, corrections research methodology, and analysis, and community service.
The Master's degree programs also require students to complete an internship as well as an internship in an area related to the degree and major. The programs provide students with a deeper understanding of corrections policy and corrections officer training. The programs also allow students to participate in community service projects.
The online courses in the Criminal Justice program allow students to take the courses at their convenience, so that they can maintain a high level of personal discipline. In addition to traditional classroom courses, students can take coursework online through e-mail or online chat rooms, or on the Internet.
The criminal justice degree program allows students to obtain a bachelor's, master's, and doctorate degrees. With the master's degree, students can specialize in a particular field in criminal justice and attain specialized certifications to enhance their career opportunities.