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 and the judicial system. Through an academic program of
integrated, interdisciplinary sequence of courses in the behavioral and
social sciences, in-service 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
To educate students seeking an understanding of the processes in the
administration of justice as a cultural part of their higher education.
The Criminal Justice Program requires a
minimum of 124 semester hours for a Bachelor of Arts degree. These
include general education and institutional requirements, criminal
justice required courses and criminal justice electives. A major in
criminal justice requires 42 semester hours of core course work.
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