Criminal Justice Degree Online

BSCJ | Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

Additional Resources

We understand that choosing whether—and where—to pursue your degree is an extremely important decision. Below, please find additional resources to help you learn more about the university and about online higher education in general, and to help you decide whether CalSouthern is a good fit for your personal and professional goals.

Faculty Focus: A Conversation with Sergeant Steve Cogger, CalSouthern Department of Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement

Sergeant Steve Cogger has worked for the same Chicago-area police agency since 1990. In his 24-year career, he has performed a wide variety of law enforcement functions, from crime scene technician to detective to administrator, among many others.

On the Record: An Interview with Chief Jacqueline Seabrooks, Santa Monica Police Department, Part One

Jacqueline Seabrooks, Chief of the Santa Monica Police Department, isn’t comfortable with the label “trailblazer.” It’s a trite term, clichéd, and Chief Seabrooks likes to deflect personal accolades, preferring to give credit to the department she leads and staying focused on the task at hand.

On the Record: An Interview with Chief Jacqueline Seabrooks, Santa Monica Police Department, Part Two

In Part One of this two-part exclusive interview, Jacqueline Seabrooks—Chief of the Santa Monica Police Department and nationally recognized for her leadership skills and innovative approaches to municipal police work—outlined the critical ways in which the profession has evolved over the course of her career.

Faculty Focus: Elycia Daniel, Criminal Justice Department

As a young girl, Elycia Daniel would listen to her aunt—a parole officer—talk about her work. Elycia loved the excitement and drama of these stories, and was fascinated by the complexities and intricacies of the law. It wasn’t long before she decided that she, too, would pursue a career in law enforcement.

The Realities of Online Education, Part One: The Learners’ Perspective

As online higher education continues to grow and gain acceptance across the country and around the world, questions—and misconceptions—remain. How does the faculty-student relationship compare to that found in the traditional university setting? Is the learning methodology effective?

The Realities of Online Higher Education, Part Two: The Faculty Perspective

In Part One of this two-part exploration of the realities of online learning, we interviewed four recent graduates of California Southern University to gauge their opinions on a variety of critical issues relating to online higher education.

The Dirty Half Dozen—Exploding Six Myths about Online Education

As might be expected in any groundbreaking field, a number of misconceptions have arisen regarding online higher education. Unfortunately, they do a great disservice to current and prospective students, alumni, hiring managers, and many others, all in addition to the institutions themselves.

Keys to Online Learning Success: A Conversation with Dr. Lewis Sanborne

By almost every conceivable measure, online higher education continues to grow. According to the latest annual Sloan Survey of Online Learning, conducted by the Sloan Consortium—online higher education is growing at 21 percent, far exceeding the two-percent growth of the overall higher education population.

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