Graduates of the Criminal Justice program should:

  1. 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).
  2. Apply criminological theories in explaining criminal behavior and the criminal justice process.
  3. 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.
  4. Analyze and evaluate social, cultural, and technological change and its impact on the criminal justice system.
  5. Understand, analyze, and critically evaluate social research.
  6. Display a working knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research methods.
  7. Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of substantive areas within the discipline of criminal justice.
  8. Apply their knowledge toward further study and careers.