The concentration in Criminal Justice offers an interdisciplinary foundation within the liberal arts and sciences. Beyond the core of criminal justice academic work, students choose a focus to prepare for a variety of professional roles, including corrections, offender rehabilitation, substance abuse counseling, conflict resolution, policy development, law enforcement and law.
|Introduction to Criminal Justice*||3cr|
One of the following:Criminology, Sociology of Crime, Nature of Crime, Theories of Crime
|Ethics in Criminal Justice||
|Diversity in Criminal Justice (examples: ethnicity, gender or race)||3cr|
|Evaluation Research or Research Methods||3cr|
One of the following:Computer Programming, Introduction to
Note: Computer Science credits must have been earned no longer than 10 years prior to submitting the concentration proposal.
|One of the following: Civil Liberties, Constitutional Law, Civil Rights||3cr|
|Electives: Additional credits in Criminal Justice subjects or related subject area||9cr|
* Will not satisfy part of the upper level requirements in the concentration
Student Learning Outcomes
Students who graduate with a concentration in Criminal Justice will be able to:
- explain the scope and nature of the three major components of the criminal justice system: police, courts, and corrections;
- apply the theoretical models that attempt to explain the causes of crime;
- explain how the fair and just operation of the criminal justice system is dependent upon the ethical and professional behavior of those working in the criminal justice system;
- apply research and statistics to the analysis of data; and
- communicate effectively.