Mission Statement

The Criminal Justice Department is committed to providing a comprehensive interdisciplinary undergraduate education that fosters analytical, critical, and creative thinking skills. We focus on theory and practice of criminal justice systems and are committed to providing a variety of in and out of classroom instruction, internships, and extracurricular activities. Our curriculum is designed to motivate students to successfully achieve our learning goals and career objectives in a culturally diverse and globally interdependent community.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Understand how crime is defined and measured.
  • Develop a sound understanding of the causes of crime and society’s response to crime.
  • Be able to apply critical thinking when evaluating issues in criminology and criminal justice.
  • Develop skills in expressing themselves clearly and coherently in oral and written language.
  • Understand some of the important ethical and cultural competencies required by those who wish to work in the criminal justice area.