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Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice

The Criminal Justice Program offers courses in the study of criminal behavior, criminal law, and proactive and reactive strategies of social control of crime. It is unique in the following ways:

  • The program emphasizes an interdisciplinary view of crime and its control, including policing, crime prevention through personal change and community development, taught within  the context of the traditional liberal arts
  • The program offers opportunities to study within agencies dealing with crime and justice
  • The program offers courses that broadly educate students in the full range of issues related to the social nature of crime, criminal law and social control

Course Requirements for the B.A. Major


Learning Outcomes for the B.A. in Criminal Justice

  1. Students will demonstrate knowledge of theory on the crime pattern of their choice.
  2. Students will demonstrate knowledge of the current research on the crime pattern of their choice.
  3. Students will demonstrate evidence of critical thinking, drawing logical conclusions in the analysis of that pattern of behavior.
  4. Students will demonstrate evidence of the ability to communicate  effectively their knowledge of theory and current research and their critical thinking about the crime pattern of their choice.
  5. Students will demonstrate knowledge of theory on crime and on a component of the criminal justice system.
  6. Students will demonstrate knowledge of the current research on crime and that system component.
  7. Students will demonstrate evidence of critical thinking, drawing logical conclusions in the analysis of that policy.
  8. Students will demonstrate evidence of the ability to communicate effectively their knowledge and critical thinking.

 

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