The choice is yours, but why choose anything but the best! And UCCS School of Public Affairs is the best.
Approximately 230 students are in the Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice program, twenty in the Master of Criminal Justice program and 130 in the Master of Public Administration program. The small size of the UCCS School of Public Affairs is one reason that it is the best.
In all programs, students receive instruction in the most important issues, concepts and techniques – all explored in the context of current public affairs knowledge. In addition all students receive one-on-one advising from faculty and staff who believe in their students’ abilities and want them to succeed. At UCCS School of Public Affairs, students are assured of excellence in teaching by highly qualified faculty.
The BACJ program utilizes an interdisciplinary approach recognizing that criminal justice professionals need a strong foundation of knowledge in many domains such as sociology, psychology, mathematics, and science to find success. The School of Public Affairs offers flexibility to its undergraduate students:
Not only is there a traditional on campus bachelor degree program, the School of Public Affairs now offers an online degree completion program for undergraduates who have completed an Associate of Arts degree in Criminal Justice.
Students can choose from six options around which to focus their degree: Corrections, Family Violence, Law, Forensic Studies, Law Enforcement, and Public Policy.
Students can also minor in Criminal Justice.
The School of Public Affairs at UCCS offers a variety of options for students when pursuing graduate study including a Master of Public Administration degree, a Master of Criminal Justice degree and graduate certificates in Public Management, Nonprofit Management, Nonprofit Fund Development, Criminal Justice, Homeland Defense and Security Intelligence.
The UCCS School of Public Affairs offers flexibility to its graduate students.
All degrees and certificates are offered online as well as on campus, or students can take courses both online and on campus.
The MPA and MCJ degrees can be completed in as little as 18 months, or spread it out across 6 years. Students can choose from a full-time (5 or more credit hours per semester) or part-time schedule, with multiple start dates (including traditional fall, spring and summer terms).
On campus courses are offered in the evening (4:45-7:20 p.m. or 7:30-10:05 p.m.), and in intensive-course format on the weekends.
Students enrolled in the School of Public Affairs programs represent a diverse variety of backgrounds and areas of expertise. Students in graduate programs consist of both recent undergraduate students and individuals with vast experience in the public, nonprofit and criminal justice sectors. This unique mix of individuals and backgrounds, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, promotes rich collaboration among faculty and students.
UCCS School of Public Affairs offers the only Master of Public Administration NASPAA- (National Association of School of Public Affairs and Administration) accredited program in the Pikes Peak Region.
LEAD. SOLVE. CHANGE with a BACJ, MPA, MCJ or graduate certificate from the UCCS School of Public Affairs. Make your choice the best choice.
University of Colorado Colorado Springs
School of Public Affairs
1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
Dwire Hall 356
Hours: Monday through Friday - 8:00am to 5:00pm
Phone: (719) 255-4993