Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice Program Mission Statement:

The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice is designed to provide students with the opportunity to acquire
knowledge of the roles of policing, courts, laws, and corrections as they relate to both the adult and juvenile justice
systems. The program also seeks to provide students with knowledge of the history, concepts, and critical issues
related to the role of gender and race/ethnicity in the criminal justice system, victimology, and ethics in criminal
justice. The curriculum further provides a theoretical foundation of the discipline, combined with a thorough
understanding of the scientific method as it applies to criminal justice. This combination is expected to sharpen
students’ talents of reasoning and judgment, qualities imperative to rational functioning in criminal justice and
related human service professions. Through an interdisciplinary approach to the problems of crime and society,
the program also equips students to pursue legal training and/or graduate study in criminal justice or related
disciplines.