Criminal Justice (B.S.)

In the bachelor's program, you will learn both the theory and practice of the criminal justice system, as well as the specifics of criminal behavior, law enforcement, courts, corrections, security, and investigaton. Our courses are developed and taught by local law enforcement officials, so you will benefit from their field-tested knowledge and experience.

Through your coursework, you will learn how to:

  • Apply critical thinking skills and logic to analyze and solve a variety of complex problems in the criminal justice environment.
  • Manage and evaluate organizational efforts to ensure effective cooperation with stakeholders to prevent, control, and manage crime to ensure public safety.
  • Use an ethical framework and an understanding of legal constraints to make decisions as a criminal justice professional.
  • Develop specialized technical knowledge and skills relevant to subspecialties in the field of criminal justice to ensure public safety.
  • Use interpersonal and leadership skills to work both independently and cooperatively as a member of a criminal justice team.

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