Criminal Justice Program

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Studies in Criminal Justice may lead to a Bachelor of Science or an Associate of Applied Science. A minor is also available.

 

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the B.S. in Criminal Justice, students will:

  1. Communicate effectively in a variety of formats.

  2. Demonstrate familiarity with the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in the broad field of  Criminal Justice, and understand and apply discipline principles to  critical issues in the broad field of Criminal Justice.

  3. Demonstrate information competence and the ability to use computers and other technology for many purposes.

  4. Understand and apply basic research methods in Criminal Justice, including research design, data analysis, and interpretation.

  5. Employ skeptical inquiry and use the scientific approach to solve problems related to criminal behavior.

  6. Demonstrate the ethical behaviors and decision-making abilities required of Criminal Justice practitioners, and conduct themselves in a professional manner and treat others with respect. 

  7. Interpret and analyze sources of information on Criminal Justice and in other areas as well in terms of validity and trustworthiness.  

  8. Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of Criminal Justice as it relates to other disciplines, and integrate the methods and insights of various disciplines in an attempt to create more comprehensive solutions to issues of crime.

Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the A.A.S. in Criminal Justice, students will:

  1. Communicate effectively in a variety of formats.
  2. Demonstrate familiarity with the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in the broad field of Criminal Justice, and understand and apply discipline principles to critical issues in the broad field of Criminal Justice.
  3. Demonstrate information competence and the ability to use computers and other technology for many purposes.
  4. Employ skeptical inquiry and use the scientific approach to solve problems related to criminal behavior.
  5. Interpret and analyze sources of information on Criminal Justice and in other areas as well in terms of validity and trustworthiness.
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of Criminal Justice as it relates to other disciplines, and integrate the methods and insights of various disciplines in an attempt to create more comprehensive solutions to issues of crime.