The Criminal Justice program is guided by the University’s mission to unite with the community through scholarship, teaching, civic engagement and service with a firm commitment to improve the human condition. Consistent with this mission, the Criminal Justice program provides students with a thorough understanding of how the criminal justice system works and its impact on American citizens. Students gain an understanding of the role of the police, courts and corrections in our criminal justice system while understanding that their moral obligation is to assist in improving the human condition. In addition to learning the intricacies of the criminal justice system, the curriculum prepares students to enter and successfully complete graduate and professional school programs.
Student Learning Outcomes
Demonstrate an understanding of the major criminological theories and their implications for social policy.
Articulate the structure and function of the criminal justice system.
Analyze statistical data on crime and incarceration rates in the U.S.
Demonstrate effective communication skills.
Requirements for Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice
Complete a total of 122 credit hours of coursework for graduation.
General Education Core - 41 credit hours
Major Requirements - 24 credit hours
Additional Coursework - 57 credit hours