College of Behavioral & Social Sciences

BA in Criminal Justice

Assessment Plan

The course(s) up for assessment in each semester appear in bold.

SemesterStudent Learning Objective (SLO)CourseAssessment Method
Spring 20171. CJ majors demonstrate effective written communication skills.POLS 250 
POLS 331/331X 
POLS 332 
POLS 421 
POLS 459DStudent papers
POLS 363 
SOCI 384 
POLS 257 
POLS 352 
POLS 353 
Spring 20182. CJ majors demonstrate effective oral communication skills, meaning they communicate and express themselves in a clear and professional manner.POLS 250 
POLS 331/331X 
POLS 459DStudent presentations
POLS 352 
POLS 353 
Fall 20183. CJ majors critically evaluate theories, policies, and CJ professionals’ actions based on empirical evidence.POLS 250 
POLS 331/331X 
POLS 332Student papers
POLS 421 
POLS 459D 
POLS 363 
SOCI 384 
POLS 257 
POLS 352 
POLS 353 
Spring 20194. CJ majors demonstrate an understanding of the social dynamics of human diversity in the administration of justice.POLS 250 
POLS 332 
POLS 459D 
POLS 363 
SOCI 384 
POLS 257 
POLS 352 
POLS 353Student papers
Spring 20205. CJ majors demonstrate knowledge of policing, courts, and corrections and theories of crime and justice.POLS 250 Student papers and entrance exam
POLS 332 
POLS 421 
POLS 459DStudent papers and exit exam
POLS 363 
SOCI 384 
POLS 257 
POLS 352 
POLS 353 
Spring 20216. CJ majors can demonstrate the ethical decision-making processes in CJ professions and understand the individual, organizational, and societal implications of these decisions.POLS 250 
POLS 332Student papers
POLS 459D 
POLS 257 
POLS 352 
POLS 353