The mission of the Criminology and Criminal Justice program is to provide a student-centered curriculum that enables students to think critically about the causes and consequences of crime and criminal behavior. Using an interdisciplinary approach, students learn and apply classical and contemporary theories of crime and the law, evaluate the major components of the criminal justice system, and develop the research skills relevant to practice in the field.
By combining components of both Criminology and Criminal Justice, students learn about both the causes and consequences of criminal behavior, as well as the systems designed to control crime. The specific program objectives are to:
As noted above, the degree program in Criminology and Criminal Justice is interdisciplinary and combines coursework from a number of academic areas including, but not limited to, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Sociology, Political Science, and Philosophy. This interdisciplinary approach provides a more holistic understanding of the factors contributing to criminality and the development and responses of the criminal justice.
Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Completion time: 120 semester hours
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