The Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice is focused on the nature, organization, and operation of agencies responsible for the control and prevention of crime and the administration of criminal justice through the investigation, apprehension, prosecution, conviction, punishment and rehabilitation of criminal offenders.
If you have an interest in law and the administration of criminal justice this degree will prepare you for the the wide variety of professional careers in the field.
It is the mission of the BA in Criminal Justice to prepare our graduates to be productive professionals who are discipline-competent to compete for entry-level positions in law enforcement, court administration, probation, parole, and corrections at the federal, state, county, and municipal levels of government.
This mission is achieved through a well-rounded interdisciplinary liberal arts program of study, and is reinforced by our commitment to providing real-world experience through community-based internships, and by our faculty's commitment to excellence in teaching, public service, and research.
In addition to being outstanding educators with proven track records in teaching excellence, the criminal justice faculty also serve as advisors and mentors to students. In this capacity our faculty are fully engaged in assisting students with academic planning [advising and selection of an appropriate course of study], career planning [internships and career options], and assisting with law school advising and other post-graduate educational opportunities. Through the judicious use of elective hours students may choose a career emphasis focusing on pre-law, law enforcement, courts, criminological theory, corrections, or forensic science.