Program Learning Goals
1. Students will demonstrate knowledge and understanding about the major concepts associated with the various components of both the adult and juvenile justice systems through the delivery of quality programming.
2. Students will recognize the importance of the scientific inquiry and the role it plays in the criminal justice policy arena.
3. Students will be prepared for the complex nature of society through the exposure to an interdisciplinary curriculum and understand the intersections between such disciplines as public policy, behavioral science, and criminal justice.
4. Students will demonstrate the importance of ethics to the field of criminal justice.
5. Students will recognize the role that gender and race/ethnicity play in the criminal justice field and the need to be prepared to interact with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
6. The higher order thinking of students will be appraised through best practices pedagogy (e.g. collaborative learning, problem-based learning, etc.).
7. The writing skills of students will be evaluated through various writing assignments across the curriculum, but more especially through the two, required writing intensive courses in the Program (CRIMJ250W and 450W).
8. Graduates of the Program will be prepared for either work in the field of criminal justice or placement in criminal justice or related graduate programs.
9. Students will be prepared through developmental advising, course scheduling, and assistance with identifying other services necessary in a way that will facilitate a successful and rewarding educational experience through matriculation to graduation.