BA in Criminal Justice
- Handout on BA in Criminal Justice (pdf)
- Major Academic Plan (MAP) (pdf)
- Catalog Description
- Mission Statement
- Program Goals
- Student Learning Outcomes
Mission Statement, Program Goals, and Student Learning Outcomes
The mission of the Criminal Justice Bachelor of Arts Degree Program is to provide students with a multi-disciplinary course of study that emphasizes critical thinking, the ability to effectively communicate in written and oral form, a substantive and practical knowledge base in the area of criminal justice, and a commitment to lifelong learning.
- Inquisitiveness: Students are able to ask critical questions about the major controversies within the discipline of criminal justice.
- Open-mindedness: Students understand and are able to critique different problem-solving approaches that criminal justice agencies employ.
- Judgment: Students make decisions based on evaluating and analyzing data as well as their understanding of theories of crime and justice.
- Professionalism: Students understand the ethical dilemmas that criminal justice professionals confront.
- CJ majors critically evaluate theories, policies, and CJ professionals' actions based on empirical evidence.
- CJ majors communicate and express themselves in a clear and professional manner.
- CJ majors demonstrate effective written communication skills.
- CJ majors demonstrate knowledge of policing, courts, and corrections, and theories of crime and justice.
- CJ majors demonstrate an understanding of the diverse and multicultural nature of society.
- CJ majors can demonstrate the ethical decision-making process in CJ professions and understand the individual, organizational, and societal implications of these decisions.