The Criminal Justice Program offers a course of study to prepare the pre-service student for entry into an occupation related to criminal justice.
The program offers an introduction to the study of crime and its causes, the law enforcement system, the correctional system and the judicial system. Through an academic program of integrated, interdisciplinary sequence of courses in the behavioral and social sciences, students can broaden their skills and direct their talents and occupational interests. By choosing appropriate criminal justice electives, students can concentrate in one of two areas of specialization: law enforcement or corrections.
- To prepare students for employment in law enforcement and/or criminal corrections
- To aid employed law enforcement and correctional officers in achieving professional growth and competence while preparing them for positions of increasing responsibility
- To provide students seeking an understanding of the processes in the administration of justice a cultural part of their higher education
The Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice requires a minimum of 120 total hours and 42 semester hours of core course work.
- Majors must earn a grade of “C” or better in all required courses in Criminal Justice as specified in the degree plan.
- Majors in Criminal Justice must meet all of the institutional requirements of the university. Requirements listed below in areas other than Criminal Justice supplement, but do not supplant, institutional General Education requirements.