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2020 - 2021 Catalog 
2020 - 2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Criminal Justice Major

Program Director: Dr. Chad Litton

Degree Types: Bachelor of Science (default) or Bachelor of Arts (alternative)


After completing the required curriculum in the criminal justice program, graduates will be able to:

  • Evaluate the relative strengths of various approaches to criminal justice.
  • Show an understanding of the major areas in criminal justice, to include:
    • Criminal justice and juvenile justice process
    • Criminology
    • Law enforcement
    • Law adjudication
    • Corrections
    • Facility and community corrections
    • Homeland security
    • Probation and parole
    • Private security
  • Display ethical and professional behavior while applying this knowledge to problems and changing fact situations.
  • Communicate this knowledge effectively in written and oral form.
  • Process and apply information reliably.
  • Demonstrate research skills to include statistics and computer methods.
  • Demonstrate logic, critical thinking, and ethical decision-making.
  • Display an understanding of the impact of issues of diversity on themselves and their communities.

Major Requirements

Required Courses:

One of the Following CRJ Electives:

Total: 124 Semester Credits

Program length: 4 academic years / 128 weeks