Aug 17, 2022
Criminal Justice Mission Statement
The mission of the criminal justice program is to provide students with a comprehensive practical and professional knowledge of the Criminal Justice System, consisting of law enforcement, courts, and corrections. Students will develop a knowledge of the application of the law, social sciences, and natural sciences to the problems of crime and delinquency.
We will fulfill this mission statement by:
- Providing a positive learning environment for students to develop the general working knowledge, ethical foundation, and technical skills to prepare them for professional careers in the Criminal Justice field.
- Providing well prepared instruction from knowledgeable and qualified faculty.
- Providing counsel and guidance regarding career opportunities, including exposure to professional agencies through an internship program.
General Education Core
See General Education
- Core Course Requirements 16-17 credits
- Knowledge Areas Requirements 16 credits
NOTE: As of 7/12/2019, students pursuing this bachelor’s degree are no longer required to complete the Experiential Education Requirement courses for graduation.
Experiential Education Requirement - EDGE Program (1-3 Credits)
Complete One Track:
Original Project Track (3 Credits)
Students create a project of their own design
Select Project Track (2 Credits)
Students select a project from the designated list
Degree Requirements (16 Credits)
BA Degree — Foreign Language Requirement (16 credits or proficiency test)
Criminal Justice Forensic Science Emphasis Curriculum Summary
Core Requirements (Track A & B) (18 Credits)
Complete either Track A or B
Additional Requirements Track A (31 Credits)
Additional Requirements Track B (29 Credits)
- Free Electives may be taken (to complete BA/BS requirements, recommended free electives from the Department, etc.) as required to reach 120 total credits.
Total Credits, B.A. or B.S. degree: 120