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. Understand and apply basic research methods in Criminal Justice. This includes research design, data analysis, and interpretation. Special attention is paid to how students employ skeptical inquiry and use the scientific approach to solve problems related to the field of criminal justice.

  3. Demonstrate ethical behaviors and decision-making abilities required of Criminal Justice practitioners, by identifying ethical dilemmas and the affected parties and applying ethical frameworks to resolve a variety of ethical dilemmas within the Criminal Justice system.

  4. 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.

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

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 ethical behaviors and decision-making abilities required of Criminal Justice practitioners, by identifying ethical dilemmas and the affected parties and applying ethical frameworks to resolve a variety of ethical dilemmas within the Criminal Justice system.
  3. 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.
  4. Interpret and analyze sources of information on Criminal Justice and in other areas as well in terms of validity and creditably.