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Criminal Justice Administration


The criminal justice administration degree or certificate prepares students for a career in criminal justice. The student will gain knowledge to apply principles of the justice system in a variety of settings including law enforcement to corrections. Emphasis is placed on arrest, search and seizure, human relations, and concepts of criminal law. There are pre-employment physical considerations and therefore students are advised to consult with the instructors before applying for a criminal justice position.

Program Learning Outcomes

After completing the Criminal Justice Administration major, a student will be able to:

1. Ethics and Professionalism - Distinguish between ethical behavior and professional standards that influence personal decisions and promote honesty, integrity, concepts of social justice, and the influence of leadership in a criminal justice career.

2. Discipline Specific Content - Demonstrate and evaluate discipline specific knowledge including differentiating between diverse course content including criminal law, policing, corrections, investigations, and the roles, responsibilities, and limitations of the criminal justice system.

3. Communications and Technology - Employ the use of technology to access, organize, and communicate information and distinguish valid sources, data, and evidence in the social sciences. Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively according to industry standards.

4. Civic Engagement - Cooperate with professionals in the criminal justice system, recognize the roles and responsibilities of members of the criminal justice system, and apply an understanding of industry best practices and the personal commitment required for public service.

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