Graduates of the Criminal Justice program should:
- Exhibit an understanding of fundamental concepts related to the interrelationship of various components within the criminal justice system (i.e., law enforcement, courts, and corrections).
- Apply criminological theories in explaining criminal behavior and the criminal justice process.
- Demonstrate their ability to formulate a problem/topic, assemble relevant research and resources, and synthesize the data in a manner to constitute a formal proposal or research paper.
- Analyze and evaluate social, cultural, and technological change and its impact on the criminal justice system.
- Understand, analyze, and critically evaluate social research.
- Display a working knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research methods.
- Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of substantive areas within the discipline of criminal justice.
- Apply their knowledge toward further study and careers.