The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice includes developing an understanding of the advanced concepts of the primary functions of law enforcement, prosecution, trial, corrections, juvenile offenders, handling evidence, crime scene investigation, and associated responsibilities. In addition, the program builds skills in areas such as the secure management, safe keeping, and control of inmates committed to jail or prison custody, which must be performed in a humane manner in compliance with the constitutional standards. The Bachelor program provides a broad base of criminal justice concepts and problem-solving skills applicable to contemporary issues in the field.
Students who earn a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice typically pursue these careers:
Criminal Justice Teacher
Juvenile Justice Officer
This degree is designed to provide students a framework in basic criminal justice concepts and skills. Upon successful completion of the program, students will have acquired the knowledge and skills needed to:
Explain the scientific study of crime, criminals, the law-making process, the criminal justice system, and the treatment of offenders.
Utilize critical thinking, analytical, and interpersonal skills applicable to real-world problems.
Implement solutions for law enforcement, criminal investigation, and management and administration of criminal justice related activities.
Apply sound criminal justice principles and decision making to planning, organizing, and coordinating operations.