Length: 66 credits
Purpose: The curriculum is designed to provide a theoretical and practical understanding of the criminal justice profession in local, state, and federal criminal justice systems.
Program Learning Outcomes: The student will be able to:
- demonstrate minimum proficiency in General Education Skills which are defined as oral communication, written communication, mathematical/problem solving, scientific reasoning, information literacy and critical thinking;
- demonstrate competency of effects of crime, law, and law enforcement systems in society;
- demonstrate competency of legal and non-legal drugs including identification, societal influences, and legal consequences;
- demonstrate proficiency to evaluate tort and criminal case charges, elements, victims, perpetrators, and outcomes;
- demonstrate proficiency of proper criminal investigation methods that follow laws from judicial, executive, and legislative branches; and
- demonstrate acceptable workplace skills, attitudes, and behaviors.
Occupational Objectives: The program prepares students for career service in the following areas: local and state police departments, federal agencies, correctional institutions, and security officers in commercial or industrial areas.