Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

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The Bachelor of Science Criminal Justices (120 hours) introduces students to the field of criminal justice by examining the major disciplines in the field of criminal justice. Students will be introduced to law enforcement, courts, corrections, and contemporary challenges in criminal justice with discussion of the high ethical standards expected of criminal justice professionals. Areas emphasized include criminal investigation, criminal behavior, and kinesic interviewing, along with an understanding of social, abnormal and forensic psychology. The course work for this program affords the student an opportunity for hands-on experience with many law enforcement, courts and corrections programs.

Student Learning Outcomes of Program

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
  • Analyze criminal conduct as it relates to one of the main theories of criminal behavior.
  • Assess the varying roles in the criminal justice system.
  • Match the facts of a crime to a given statute or case law precedent.
  • Describe the court system in prosecuting and defending criminal acts.
  • Distinguish between methods of punishment and correction.

Courses

General Education Hours - 34-40

Elective Hours - 41-47

Total Hours to Complete - 120

Last updated: 10/27/2020