The Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice provides curriculum and practical experiences designed to help develop students and practitioners with critical and analytical skills to promote the administration of justice in a diverse and global society. This program equips students with a thorough understanding of criminal justice systems and theories, and the historical foundation of criminal justice. The undergraduate curriculum is designed to allow students to explore the various agencies, personnel roles, and career opportunities available in the criminal justice field. The program seeks to educate students as well as promote workforce development by targeting practitioners currently working in the criminal justice field. Students who major in criminal justice have many opportunities to further their personal and professional development.
Criminal Justice majors will discuss the history and development of the criminal justice system and gain exposure to system professionals.
Criminal Justice majors will identify the relationship and interaction between the various criminal justice system components.
Criminal Justice majors will compare and contrast criminological theories, which attempt to explain the causes of crime.
Criminal Justice majors will conduct criminological research, interpret the results, and present the final information.
Criminal Justice majors will exhibit professional characteristics, attitudes, and competencies throughout the duration of the major.
Foundational Core - 55 Credit Hours
Intellectual and Practical Skills - 15 Credit Hours