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Justice Administration Bachelor's Degree

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Program Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Justice Administration degree prepares students for careers in the criminal justice system. In addition to a thorough grounding in analytic and communication skills, the student will acquire specific knowledge needed to function in avariety of career opportunities in law enforcement agencies, government regulatory agencies, corrections facilities, or corporate security departments.

Upon completion of the program the student will have a thorough grounding in criminal theory and research methodologies, a basis for ethical decision making required of a career in the Criminal Justice System, be able to function as a professional staff member of a law enforcement agency, correction facility, corporate security department, or government regulatory agency, and be well prepared to attend graduate or professional school.

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate cognitive learning by being able to efficiently evaluate criminal justice related problems, issues and strategies to support informed decision-making which is effectively communicated in both oral and written form.
  2. Reveal progression of affective learning by integrating the constitutional balance between the exercise of individual liberties against others' constitutional protections, the ethical duty for evidentiary-based assertions and the value of diversity within society.
  3. Establish the influence of high scholarly standards by assimilating research and application of legal and scholarly authority into their routine problem-solving paradigm.
  4. Exhibit affective valuing through civic engagement opportunities with emphasis on those which educate the public about the criminal justice system, protect victims of crime and advocate against injustice.